Transition - Grade 6 to Year 7 2021
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
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.
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
Parent/Guardian morning tea with the Principal
A scavenger hunt around the College
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
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
Subject based excursions relating to the curriculum studied