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John Wollaston offers an outstanding Year 7 Transition Program. Over the past decade the School has developed a successful year-long academic, pastoral and co-curricular program to assist Year 7s with their transition to secondary schooling.

The Year 7s are housed in their own purpose built Year 7 Centre. They have a teacher with whom they spend most of their day, as they get a taste of the secondary environment by attending specialist classes including Languages (Japanese), Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Science, Foods, Textiles and Information Technology.
Year 7 students become confident, comfortable and focused learners ready to tackle the rigours of secondary study. The year begins with an amazing adventure based Encounter where friendships are forged and the tight knit community of Year 7 develops. These strong friendships and support structures then follow the students through their schooling at John Wollaston. The inclusive and caring Year 7 environment is an example of the innovative approach taken at John Wollaston. The year-long Transition Map, developed by the Year 7 teaching team, gives students the skills to integrate into secondary education.  

Year 7 Transition Program

  • Well established and successful programme for young adolescents.

  • The “best of both worlds”. Primary trained class teachers and specialist secondary teachers.  

  • Purpose built, ecofriendly centre with flexible learning and recreation spaces reserved for the Year 7 community.

  • Inquiry-based learning. Differentiated curriculum to provide support for students of all abilities.

  • Extensive co-curricular programme comprising the EncounteR7 experiences, after school clubs and inter-school sport.

  • Nurturing pastoral environment underpinned by positive education philosophy and a dynamic House system.

  • Opportunities for student leadership, teamwork and self-development.

  • Religious and Values Education which promotes the Anglican ethos of the School.

  • Vibrant learning community where parent support and interest are valued.

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