Transition to Secondary School

Settling into Marian College

At Marian College we acknowledge that entering secondary school is both exciting and challenging. The new location, routine and expectations may be daunting to some Year 7 students. However we make every effort possible to ensure that our Year 7 students settle in as comfortably and confidently as possible.

We have two full Orientation Days, which gives the students a realistic taste of things to come. Grade 6 students tend to leave this day feeling a little more familiar with their surroundings and, welcomed into the Marian College Community. The Year 7 Camp is held early in Term One, with the specific goal of allowing the students the opportunity to meet new people in a friendly, safe and enjoyable surrounding. Many activities focus on team building, friendships and getting to know each other.

Parents are encouraged to work in partnership with staff, to help develop good routines, positive self esteem and effective work habits in their children. Through regular contact between teachers and parents via the TA reports, phone calls and meetings, little problems tend to be resolved quite simply.

We look forward to working together to make your child’s transition to Marian College a memorable and special experience.