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2024 Year 07 Transition

How to enrol

Government school student

Return your completed Application for Year 07 Placement form (included in the Parent Transition Pack) to your primary school in May. Your primary school then sends the form to your first-preference high school.

You will be notified of your placement by your primary school in July, and can either accept or appeal the placement.

Non-government school student

If your child is attending a Catholic or independent primary school, you need to apply directly to Macleod College. Fill in the application form in the Year 6 to 7 Placement Information Pack 2023-24 

The process follows the same timeline as government schools.

How to enrol (non-government school student)

Transition from Grade 06 to Year 07

Our transition program starts with an orientation day in December, which includes:

  • Meeting the Principal and Home Group teachers

  • Icebreaker activities

  • Taster classes

  • Parent/Carer morning tea with the Principal

  • A scavenger hunt around the College


At the beginning of Term 1, Year 07 students have a transition program that includes:

  • Year 07 Assembly with their Student Manager & Sub School Leader

  • Rock & Water activities as part of the Wellbeing Program

  • Organisation, Study Skills & Mindfulness workshops

  • Positive Education

  • OnDemand testing


Throughout Semester 1, we have activities that are geared towards assisting our Year 07 students with settling into their new environment, which includes: 

  • Camp information night and social meet and greet BBQ; a chance to meet your child’s teachers and have a friendly chat

  • Three-day Year 07 Camp at Valley Homestead

  • Year level sports program

  • Whole school Swimming and Athletics Carnivals

  • Homework Club

  • Subject based excursions relating to the curriculum studied

Enrolment timeline for Year 07 in 2024

From 24 April 2023: Families at government schools receive the Parent Transition Pack from their primary school. The application form for non-government schools will be available from our website from 1 May 2023

12 May 2023: Families at government schools return their completed application for Year 07 to their primary school. Families at non-government schools email their completed application directly to Macleod College.

19 July 2023: Families at government schools are notified of the outcome of their application by their primary school. Families at non-government schools are notified of their outcome by Macleod College.

20 July 2023: We send enrolment information to future Year 07 students. Families can lodge placement appeals with secondary schools. Government primary schools will provide families with the appeal form.

28 July 2023: Closing date for families to lodge a written appeal with their preferred secondary school.

8 August 2023: Secondary schools provide families with written notification of appeal outcome.

August – September 2023: Orientation process for future Year 07 families and students commences, including parent welcome evening, initial academic assessment and other events and information.

12 December 2023: Statewide orientation day for all Year 06 students

If you have any questions about enrolling in Year 07, contact our Enrolments Officer, Emma Wagner,  on 9459 0222 or email

For more information about enrolling in secondary school in Victoria, visit Department of Education and Training.

Non-Government Transition information pack

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