Transitions

The Grange P-12 College is committed to assisting students and families with important transitions at various stages of schooling.

The Prep Year

We encourage families to take advantage of several formal transition sessions in the months prior to entering the Prep school year. This assists students to feel comfortable and safe in their new learning environment, provides familiarity with staff and facilities and allows families to ask questions about the year ahead.

Our Prep students are organised into single Prep classes, but have the advantage of working in a double room for connection to the neighbouring class when needed.

We have a dedicated group of Prep teachers who are committed to ensuring an exciting and positive start to school for each child. Throughout the year, our Prep teachers assist growth in core literacy and numeracy skills, whilst oral language is fostered within a Discovery Learning approach.    

Grade 6 Enrichment Program

An essential part of Grade 6 learning is preparation for secondary level study. At The Grange P-12 College we provide access to programs such as Robotics, Hospitality/Food, Drama and Art programs to all Grade 6 students at our senior campus.

We find this highly engages students, develops the necessary work and study skills for secondary level education and importantly provides a “real” hands on transition to our senior campus learning environment.

This cross Grade 6 to Year 7 program also provides opportunities for our teachers to really get to know students prior to attending the Deloraine 7-12 campus.

We are the only College that is able to provide this seamless transition to secondary learning.

Year 7

Students from various Primary Schools enter The Grange P-12 College at Year 7, joining our own cohort of Year 6 students. We welcome and integrate all students by blending new groups to make all students feel welcome and at home in Year 7. With a dedicated team of Year 7 teachers and housed in their own learning space, students soon make the adjustment to routines of Secondary life.

All students are encouraged to become involved in the many extra-curricular activities on offer, making connections beyond the classroom curriculum helps to develop individual confidence and a sense of belonging to the College community.