Transitioning to Year 7

Pastoral Care

At Montmorency Secondary College, ensuring the smooth and happy transition from Primary to Secondary school is a priority for all our teaching and support staff. New students to the College experience a comprehensive induction program that quickly familiarises them with their new school and surroundings. Year 7 students enjoy a designated learning space that includes classrooms and lockers to enhance their sense of identity and belonging.

Following an extensive consultation process, students are placed in Home Groups with a specialist Home Group teacher and often enjoy the company of some of their friends from their Primary School. Positive partnerships exist between our local primary schools and the College to ensure a smooth and well-informed transition for each child. Year 7 Home Group teachers support and care for their students and monitor their well-being and progress.

Home Group teachers also provide a strong and caring link between the College, students and their families. An adventure camp early in the year consolidates relationships between staff and students and provides students with the opportunity to develop and strengthen friendship groups. Our Year 10 Bigger Buddies are also involved and attend the camp, enhancing the peer support aspect of our Year 7s’ College experience.

Our Year 7 curriculum is varied, engaging and designed to meet the individual needs of each student. There is a strong emphasis on the development of literacy and numeracy and a Homework Club provides opportunity for additional assistance for students who may need it.

The College also provides a vast array of opportunities for students to assume leadership positions in the Student Representative Council and other College groups.