Year 7 2022 - Parent Information

Thank you for considering Ararat College for your child’s secondary school education. 

We understand that transitioning from Primary to Secondary school can seem a daunting  process, so we hope the information provided here will answer your questions and help make the move easier. Please feel free to contact the college at any stage if you need further information, or clarification on any aspects of the transition process.

Ararat College Parent Information Night for prospective students for the 2022 school year will be held on Wednesday 26th May at 6.00pm.  Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet staff and tour the college facilities. Details about our curriculum, programs and expectations will be provided.  Families who are unable to attend on this night can contact the college on 53524177 to arrange a private tour if they wish.

The Transition Process

The transition process begins at primary school. Your child’s primary school will distribute the 2022 Parent/Carer Transition Pack.  Included in this pack is the Application for Year 7 Placement 2022 form.  If you do not have this form, please contact your Primary School for more information or you can download the form via the link below. These forms need to be returned to your primary school. 

Department of  Education Transition Timeline

End of May 2021 

Application for Year 7 Placement 2022 Form should be returned to your child’s primary school by this date.  

Mid August 2021 –

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 2021 –

Ararat College  will begin to distribute information to parents/carers of future Year 7 students. This could include transition information, enrolment forms and other program information.

Tuesday December 7th 2021 

State-wide transition day – All Grade 6 students will attend their 2022 secondary school for a transition day.

Additional Transition

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 child's 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.

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