Transitioning to Secondary School

As a Pre-Prep to Year 12 school, St Margaret's has the capacity to provide a pathway for the smooth transition of our Year 6 students to secondary school. The Transition Program allows the students who are current Year 6 students to gain insight to some aspects of the secondary school prior to moving into Year 7. The Year 6 girls are invited to a Year 7 Immersion Day in October. This experience allows the Year 6 students to see the type of work completed in Year 7, as well as meet some teachers and ask questions about the types of experiences they will enjoy as secondary students.

In addition to this internal transition program, all prospective Year 7 students attend a Transition Day and Welcome Day at St Margaret’s during Term 4 in the year preceding entry to Year 7. This provides an opportunity to bring together students who are current Year 6 St Margaret’s students and Year 6 students from other primary schools, to meet their form class teacher and Head of Year, and to learn a little about our school prior to their commencement in Year 7.