Students only get one “first day” at secondary school. At Forest Hill College we ensure that it is a positive and memorable experience that extends far beyond the first day.
Easing the Transition
Ensuring our new Year 7 students are happy, secure and confident with a strong sense of belonging is a priority for all staff at Forest Hill College. Our key transition staff, consisting of a Leading Teacher and Year Level Leader enjoy strong relationships with local primary schools and work closely with them to ensure that students’ strengths and needs are known to us and that they are fully supported during their transition to secondary school.
We come to know the students through informal and formal methods in the lead up to the start of the school year. We provide Literacy and Numeracy testing, our Connections Information Night for the whole family, regular contact with Primary School staff and Orientation opportunities at the end of the grade six year.
Once students arrive at Forest Hill College they are supported by a variety of programs and initiatives. Our expertly trained Year 10 peer support leaders provide an outstanding program, and transition camp allows Year 7 students to build new friendships and to form strong and trusting relationships with key staff members.
Our Year 7 students are also supported by having a dedicated team of experienced teachers and a cluster of classrooms in our flexible Middle Years Learning Centre. It is within this space that the majority of Year 7 classes are held allowing students to develop a sense of ownership and pride over their environment and a sense of belonging and community amongst themselves and their teachers.
A range of specialist programs are available to students as they transition to the College for year 7, follow the links below or navigate via the main tabs to find out more:
In March each year we open our school to the community to explore the unique opportunities for learning that Forest Hill College offers. Interactive classroom activities and personal tours by students of the College run throughout the evening.
Tours are run throughout the school year by a member of the Principal Team.
To register for a tour of Forest Hill College – Click here or contact the General Office directly on 9814 9444
If you would like more information regarding Year 7 at Forest Hill College:
|Staff Member||Greg Heaton|
|Role||Leading Teacher – Transition|
|Phone Contact||9814 9444|
The process for enrolling into a secondary school is managed by your current primary school, for more information on the process here – click here