Transition - Grade 6 to Year 7 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians and prospective Year 7 students,


Due to the COVID -19 virus pandemic we are not permitted to run school tours and information nights. We understand that this makes the already difficult decision of choosing a school even more so. We have prepared a series of information videos below that will hopefully give you some perspective of what Macleod has to offer.


Mario Panaccio


Transition Handbook

Principal's Welcome

Academic Results

Teaching & Learning

Wellbeing & Positive Education

Music Academy

College Community

Master Plan & Building Works

MYLNS & Student Excellence Program

Careers & Pathways

Snapshot of Beyond the Classroom

Senior School


Transition from Grade 6 to Year 7

Our transition program starts with a two-day orientation in December of the Grade 6 year, which includes:

  • Meeting the Principal and Home Group teachers

  • Icebreaker activities

  • Taster classes

  • Parent/Guardian morning tea with the Principal

  • A scavenger hunt around the College

  • OnDemand testing


At the beginning of Term 1, Year 7 students have a two-day transition program that includes:

  • Year 7 Assembly with their Student Manager

  • Year 7 and Year 11 Buddy Breakfast

  • Rock & Water activities as part of the Wellbeing Program

  • Organisation, Study Skills & Mindfulness workshops

  • Positive Education


Throughout Semester 1, we have activities that are geared towards assisting our Year 7 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 7 Camp at Valley Homestead

  • Year level sports program

  • Whole school Swimming and Athletics Carnivals

  • Homework Club

  • Subject based excursions relating to the curriculum studied


Macleod College

Prep - Year 12



Carwarp Street

Macleod VICTORIA 3085


TELEPHONE            +61 3 9459 0222


Macleod College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to

Acknowledgement of Country
Macleod College respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which our school stands and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.