Year 7 2021 - Parent Information

Thank you for considering Ararat College for your child’s secondary school education. We understand with the current climate and Covid-19 restrictions, things are a little bit different. We are here to assist with the transition process as best as we can during this time.

Usually we would be holding our College Expo and parent information night for prospective students for the 2021 school year, but current circumstance do not allow us to offer the usual arrangements, so with that in mind - we will be running our 2021 Expo night a bit differently this year. Keep an eye on the Ararat College social media pages for more information about our virtual open night!


We are aiming to run tours when restrictions ease, so if you would like to register your interest for this, please contact the College office or register your details below.


Talking to your child’s primary school if you need assistance to begin the process of applications to secondary school.

Your child’s primary school will distribute the 2020 Parent/Carer Transition Pack – Included in this pack is the Application for Year 7 Placement 2021 form. If you do not have this form, please contact your Primary School for more information

May 29th 2020

Application for Year 7 Placement 2021 Form to be returned to your child’s primary school

August 19th 2020

You will be notified by your primary school of your placement offer. Secondary Schools are able to communicate outcome of placement requests from this date.

End of August 2020

Ararat College  will begin to distribute information to parents/carers of future Year 7 students. This could include transition information, contacting home, enrolment forms etc.

December 8th 2020

State-wide transition day – All Grade 6 students will attend their 2021 secondary school for a transition day


The step from primary to secondary school for many students and their families can be quite daunting. Students are now part of a much bigger school community where they are confronted with many new challenges. As students make new friends, face adolescent challenges and explore academic and co-curricular pursuits, we work hard to ensure their time at school is a safe and rewarding experience.

For these reasons we work closely with your childs primary school to gather a range of information that provides an excellent foundation for students to commence their secondary schooling. We also offer assistance to students and their families who may require extra support during the transition process. If you would like more information about support offered please contact us at the College.

Documents and links

Principal :                                    Ellie McDougall
Acting Assistant Principal :       Emma Henry
General Office hours:                8.15 am  to  4.30 pm   Monday to Friday

Ararat College is committed to Child Safety (Ministerial Order No.870) and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the safety of our students is paramount.