Latest details about our transition process
Our comprehensive transition process commences in Term 3 & 4 with transition sessions and a Parent Information night. These transition sessions along with Kindergarten tours are designed to gain knowledge about your child to ensure they have the best possible start to their primary school education. Your child is welcome to participate in 4 special transition sessions as follows: Note: the following date are correct for 2024.
No 1: Wednesday 18 September @ 9.15 - 11.50 am
No 2: Wednesday 23 October @ 9.15 - 11.50 am
No 3: Thursday 7 November @ 9.15 - 11.50 am
No 4: Tuesday 19 November @ 9.15 - 10.30 am
(Your new teacher and class are revealed in this session)
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The Transition to Secondary School Program involves all Year 6 students learning about life at secondary school.
Each year past Eltham North students in Year 7 from various secondary colleges return to share their experiences of secondary school. The sessions are run weekly during Term 4. In December, a Victorian Statewide Orientation Day is held where future Year 6 students get to spend the day at their future secondary school.
A discussion about social and emotional issues such as peer relationships, goals, assertiveness, problem solving, decisions and choices, and how the the organisation of secondary schools differs to the Primary School setting.
Once you have completed the transition process as above, you will be invited to make 3 bookings for your child for a 2025 start. The first booking is the 10 minute interview on the first day of school. The other interviews are for Literacy and Numeracy assessments. These will take place on the Wednesdays prior to your child commencing full time. Full details regarding these assessments will be made available during Term 4 2024 prior to your child commencing in 2025.
Our Parent Information session will be held on Monday 14 October at 3.45pm. The purpose of this meeting will be to provide information on ‘Preparing Your Child For School’ and ‘School Programs’ – particularly reading, writing and numeracy. You can view a previous Parent Information Evening by clicking here.