Lanyon High School Transition Program
Year 7, 2014
The transition from primary school to high school is an exciting time for most students. However it can also be a stressful time for both students and parents, when they leave the familiar faces from the old and venture into the new. At Lanyon High School, we work closely with our feeder primary schools in the Lanyon Cluster (Bonython, Charles Conder and Gordon) to provide the smoothest possible transition between primary school and high school.
At the beginning of each school year a Year 6 Transition Co-ordinator is appointed at Lanyon High School to work closely with the cluster primary schools. Their role is to establish a full year transition program for the year 5 and 6 students. Students in year 5 and 6 will start visits to Lanyon High School at the end of term one, and continue visiting the school throughout the year. During these transition visits, students experience high school life by going to classes in most areas of the school.
Students from the Sports Leadership, and Leadership & Community Service classes at Lanyon High School work closely with the Lanyon Cluster primary schools to develop relationships with the primary school students throughout the year. Our senior students take an active leadership role in primary school classes and school wide events such as the sports carnivals. Students from the Cluster Primary schools get to know the Lanyon High School students and develop positive relationships with their older role models, again making links that will ensure a smooth transition between high school and primary school.
The strong relationship between the four Lanyon Cluster schools with shared philosophy and teaching practices, and the importance that Lanyon High school places on the program developed for students making the transition between primary school and high school, ensures the best possible outcomes for all students entering our school, where individual needs are catered for and students are valued.
Please feel free to contact our Transition Co-ordinator or Deputy Principal if you would like to discuss the transition of your child from primary school to high school.
Transition Co-ordinator 2013: Cattlin HubbardDeputy Principal: Julie Collins
Phone: 6205 7676
Gordon PS: Tuesday 2nd April
Bonython PS: Weds 3rd April
C Conder PS: Thursday 4th April
Every Tuesday at 10am there will be tours of the school.
Please contact the school on 6205 7676 to secure a date.
All new enrolments (other than students coming from Lanyon Cluster primary schools at the beginning of Year 7), must contact the school to arrange an enrolment interview with the Deputy Principal. Please bring the following information to the interview:
- Proof of address
- Immunisation records
- Any court documents regarding custody restrictions
- Previous school reports
Deputy Principal: Julie Collins
Phone: 6205 7676
The following information comes from the ACT Department of Education website.
Parents/Carers are required to complete the Application to enrol in an ACT Public School form on initial entry to the public school system and in accordance with the Enrolling in an ACT Public School (Preschool to Year 12) Policy.
The Request for Secondary School Placement form needs to be completed by Parents/Carers of students seeking enrolment in high school.
Secondary School Open Nights (97kb)
Secondary School Placement Form (43kb)
Secondary School Appeals Process 2012 (28kb)
Secondary School Placement Timeline for Prospective Year 7 students in 2012 (24kb)
A range of schooling models are available across the ACT providing families with options when selecting a school.
Each public school gives priority to the enrolment of children living in its Priority Enrolment Area (PEA). ACT public schools are non-selective. If a school has room available after accepting students from its PEA, it may offer places to students who live outside the area.
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If you require further assistance or clarification on the enrolment criteria and process please contact the Department of Education and Training or your local school.
Secondary (High) Schools: 6205 3313Lanyon High School: 6205 7676