Carrum Downs Secondary College

Year 6 to 7 Transitions

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN CARRUM DOWNS SECONDARY COLLEGE

The next step in your child’s education is an exciting one, but can be a challenging one. CDSC is here to support you and your child with this journey.

Carrum Downs Secondary College is a community-focused Secondary School, evidenced by our relationships with our local feeder primary schools:

  • Banyan Fields Primary School
  • Rowellyn Park Primary School
  • Skye Primary School
  • As well as other Non – Government Primary Schools in the area

Our partnership enables us to prepare grade 6 students for their transition into year 7 at CDSC.

We realise the importance of having our new Year 7 students feeling that they belong and that they feel safe and successful at school. To further support them we have a Year 7 Camp, Pastoral Care program and Peer Support Program once they begin,

Many staff assist our new Year 7 students and help them to settle into their new environment, in particular their Pastoral Care Teacher and House Leadership Team who are the first point of contact when questions arise for both students and parents.

OUR SCHOOL ZONE

Find My School hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones. 

Information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Year 6 to 7 transition period. 

If you have any questions about school zones, please visit the website, call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Click on the below link to see if you fall within our school zone:

YEAR 6-7 TRANSITION
OUT OF ZONE APPLICATION FORM

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR YEAR 6-7 TRANSITIONS

 

From week 1, Term 2
Primary schools to distribute the Transition Information Pack for 2023 to Parents/Carers. This pack will include the Application for Year 7 Placement for 2023.

Friday 13th May 2022
Parents/Carers to return the completed Application for Year 7 Placement 2023 to the Primary School.

From Wednesday 20 July 2022
Primary Schools to directly notify parents/carers of Year 7 Placement offers for 2023 in writing.

From Thursday 21 July 2022
Secondary Schools commence sending welcome Packs to those who have been offered Year 7 Placement for 2022

Tuesday 13th December 2022
State Wide Orientation Day

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YEAR 6-7 TRANSITION PROCESS

From Term 2 each year Primary Schools distribute a Transition pack to all parents/carers of Year 6 students which importantly includes the Application for Year 7 Placement Form.

The process is as follows for parents/carers:

1 – You return the Application for Year 7 Placement Form to your Primary School.

2 – CDSC receives and reviews your application from your Primary School for processing.

3 – Your Primary School notifies you of your offer of placement at CDSC.

4 – During August, CDSC will provide by mail a Welcome Pack to all accepted Year 7 2021 Students. This includes an enrolment form and general information regarding transition.

5 – You attend a Parent/Carer Information Session and students attend Orientation Events.

Transition processes for Non-Government Schools vary. Please contact CDSC for information.

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YEAR 6-7 ORIENTATION
DAYS

We conduct many events across the year to engage with prospective year 7s and their families.

February
Meet the Principal Session 

March
Open Night

Term 1
Grade 6 Discovery Sessions 

Term 2
Grade 5 Discovery Sessions 

Term 4
State-Wide Orientation 

In addition to these events, the College conducts additional sessions to support confirmed 2021 year 7 enrolments.

Additional Orientation Session – designed for students to learn more about the college if they are feeling unsure or if the student is coming from a non- government school. (session is invitation only)

Student Support Sessions – designed for students with additional learning needs or students that are identified by teachers and/or parents as needing additional support in the transition process. Please note that these sessions are by invitation only.

Grade 6 Transition Sessions – all confirmed 2023 Year 7 enrolments attend CDSC by Primary School group to gain an early experience of a day in the life at CDSC. During this day, students will complete accademic testing which allows us to prepare for a smooth transition to classes in 2023

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