Year 7 Transition Program

We recognise that the move from primary to secondary school can be a big change for each student and their family. 

All of our Year 7 students are involved in the comprehensive Transition Program that provides a firm foundation for secondary education.  

Specially-tailored programs begin well before a student arrives at Star: 

  • All students undertake a literacy and numeracy test on a Saturday morning in October
    • This data, together with information from your daughter's primary school, assists us in forming our homeroom groups so that the learning potential for all students is maximised
  • An information evening is held each October for parents
  • Students attend orientation in early December 
Your daughter's Mentor plays a critical role in the transition from primary to secondary school, is accessible on a daily basis, and is the first person to go to with any questions about life at Star.


Saturday 12 October 2019: the SKILLS TESTING morning (students bring their own morning tea) - 8.15 for an 8.30am sharp start, through to 12.30pm - all families will receive more information before the event

Tuesday 22 October 2019: the PARENT INFORMATION EVENING (parents only) - 7pm sharp 

Monday 2 December 2019: Student Orientation Day - 8.45am to 1pm 
  • Allow time for travel and parking
  • Students are to bring a pencil case, snack, drink bottle of water and a hat
  • Students will be welcomed in Presentation Place by staff and the Year 7 2019 Captains
  • Students will meet their Mentor and Mentor Group
  • There will be 'get to know you' activities & taste-testing of classes
  • Students will be allocated their locker and take home the lock to familiarise themselves with it over the holidays (bring it on the first day in 2020)
  • Students can wear casual clothes (or their primary school uniform if they are returning to school that afternoon)