Transition - Grade 6 to Year 7 2021
OPEN NIGHT VIDEOS
Welcome to Macleod
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.
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.
Teaching & Learning
Wellbeing & Positive Education
Master Plan & Building Works
MYLNS & Student Excellence Program
Careers & Pathways
Snapshot of Beyond the Classroom
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