Transition - Grade 6 to Year 7 2021

Music Academy

The Macleod College Music Academy is one of Victoria’s first music schools. It offers a very successful music program and has won numerous awards. We pride ourselves on being a close-knit community made up of talented and committed students, highly experienced teachers and supportive parents. Macleod College Music Academy provides a safe and caring environment where students are valued and encouraged to showcase their talents and creativity.

 

Macleod’s status as an exceptional Music School allows us to employ some of Melbourne’s best Music teachers that provide a high quality and best value for money program in the area. We highly recommend that all students in Year 7 take the opportunity to participate in the instrumental music program. This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your child’s learning experience through music performance. As part of a comprehensive instrumental program students will also be involved in targeted tutorial sessions during classroom music where they engage in theory and are offered the opportunity to try a range of instruments.

Enrolment timeline for Year 7 in 2021

  • From 14 April 2020: 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 14 April 2020.

  • 29 May 2020: Families at government schools return their completed application for Year 7 to their primary school. Families at non-government schools email their completed application directly to Northcote High School.

  • 19 August 2020: Families are notified of the outcome of their application.

  • 20 August 2020: We send enrolment information to future Year 7 students. Families can lodge placement appeals with secondary schools.

  • 31 August 2020 (previously 17 August): Closing date for families to lodge a written appeal with their preferred secondary school.

  • 11 September 2020 (previously 28 August): Secondary schools provide families with written notification of appeal outcome.

  • September/October 2020: Orientation process for future Year 7 families and students commences, including parent welcome evening, initial academic assessment and other events and information.

Welcome to Macleod

ICT

Macleod College understands the importance of ensuring our students develop 21st Century Skills. We strive to provide our students with relevant curriculum building an enthusiasm for learning and essential skills to be  adaptable, resourceful and flexible thinkers. At Macleod College we recognise the diverse backgrounds and technology interests of our students. To accommodate these interests our BYOD model allows students and parents to choose their own learning device. This supports families that may already have an appropriate device and can eliminate the need to purchase additional equipment.
We are happy to provide advice to parents when choosing appropriate devices.

Dear Parents/Carers 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

Principal

Transition Handbook click here

Principals Welcome video click here

Academic results video click here

Teaching and Learning video click here

Wellbeing and Positive Education click here

Music Academy click here

College Community click here

Master Plan & Building Works click here

MYLNS & Student Excellence Program click here

Careers & Pathways click here

Snapshot of Beyond the Classroom click here

Senior Schol click here

ICT click here 

Library click here

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

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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

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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

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Macleod College

Prep - Year 12

CONTACT

 

Carwarp Street

Macleod VICTORIA 3085

AUSTRALIA


TELEPHONE            +61 3 9459 0222

Email                       macleod.co@education.vic.gov.au

Macleod College is committed to child safety. We have a zero tolerance of child abuse. All staff, volunteers, council members and parent association of Macleod College observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of children as outlined in the school’s Child Safe Code of Conduct. The school actively works to protect children, empower them, and provide a safe and inclusive learning environment. The school also takes appropriate action when responding to allegations or concerns.

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.

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 www.study.vic.gov.au.