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Grade 6 – Year 7 Transition Program

Transition is an important process for students entering the college for the first time and as they advance to the next stage of their education.

At Heywood and District Secondary College we are aware that the change from Grade 6 to Year 7, although exciting for many students, can also be a source of anxiety and apprehension. It is our primary focus to ensure our students feel safe and happy. Hence, a careful Transition Program has been organised to prepare students for their move to secondary school. We have an innovative House System which aims to build healthy, resilient students who will thrive in school and adult life.

The program involves a series of activities including:

  • Visits to primary schools by our Transition Team
  • Orientation Information Evening for parents
  • Visits to the Secondary school and part of classes run by teachers
  • Maths Games Day
  • Orientation Day for Students
  • Year 7 Induction Program and Camp

Extra orientation visits can be arranged for students.

Grade 6 2020 to Year 7 2021

At Heywood and District Secondary College we believe that the process of transition to secondary school begins as early as Grade 5. Hence, the transition program at the College spans Grades 5, 6 and 7. We encourage parents and students to take advantage of the opportunities provided to visit and become familiar with our College.



An evening will be held to allow the Principal, Assistant Principals, 7 – 9 Teaching and Learning Leader, Home Group Leaders, Transition Leader, Year 7 staff and Welfare staff to meet with Families. Ample opportunities will be provided for questions and concerns to be addressed.


All Year 7 students attend a 3 day camp early in the year. The activities are designed to encourage students to make new friends and to give the staff an opportunity to get to know their new students.