Foundation 2024 Transition
Foundation 2024 Transtion sessions:
Foundation Transition Parent and Carer Information
Literacy at Moonee Ponds West PS
Numeracy at Moonee Ponds West PS
This section contains important dates and events relating to transition to Secondary School. Term 2 2023
Government primary schools distribute information to all parents/carers of Year 6 students on how to access the Placement Information Pack.
This pack includes the Application for Year 7 Placement 2024 form.
Friday 12 May 2023
Parents/carers return the Application for Year 7 Placement 2024 form to their child’s government primary school by this date
Term 3: Monday 10 July 2023 – Friday 15 September 2023
Wednesday 19 July 2023
Government primary schools notify parents/carers of Year 6 students, in writing, of Year 7 placement offers. The letter of offer will include a Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to be returned by the parent/carer, to their child’s government primary school by Wednesday 9 August 2023.
From Thursday 20 July 2023
Parents/carers may commence lodging written non-placement appeals to their preferred secondary school using the Year 6 to Year 7 Placement Appeal Form. Your child’s primary school will provide you with this form.
Friday 28 July 2023
Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with their preferred secondary school.
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Secondary schools notify all parents/carers in writing of the outcome of their non-placement appeal by this date.
Note: If your appeal to your preferred secondary school is unsuccessful, you may lodge a further written appeal to the relevant Department of Education Regional Director. Please see the FAQ on the following pages for more information regarding appeals.
Wednesday 09 August 2023
Parents/carers return their Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to their child’s government primary school by this date.
Tuesday 22 August 2023
Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with the relevant Regional Director where they are unsuccessful with their appeal to their preferred secondary school.
Term 4: Monday 2 October 2023 – Wednesday 20 December 2023
Friday 20 October 2023
Regions notify all parents/carers in writing of the outcome of Regional Director non-placement appeals by this date.
Note: this only applies to appeals received by the closing date of Tuesday 22 August 2023.
Tuesday 12 December 2023
Secondary schools host an Orientation
Below is a list of the schools where the majority of the students from MPW attend secondary school:
To determine your closest school use the following link www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
The principles of the Department of Education and Training neighbourhood school policy are found in the Education Act 2008.
Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students should be enrolled in the following priority order unless determined otherwise by the Regional Director.
Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school (determined by a straight line from the student’s home to front gate of the school).
If you select a school other than the neighbourhood school as first preference, you should provide at least four (4) school preferences in Section 2 of the Application Enrolment Form.
Note: If students are not successful in gaining their preferences, they will be placed in their designated neighbourhood school.
Placement Appeals Process:
Parents/carers have the right to appeal a Year 7 placement decision. In the first instance, the appeal should be to the Principal of the preferred school. If a parent remains dissatisfied, a further avenue of appeal to the Regional Director may be made.
Some schools provide entry based on curriculum grounds, such as sport, music and language.
If your first preference school requires an additional completed Curriculum Criteria Form, this needs to be submitted with your initial application through the Primary School.
If your second, third or fourth preference schools require an additional completed Curriculum Criteria Form, you must send this directly to the relevant school with a covering letter confirming this documentation relates to a future preference.
Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Programs:
Note – Various schools offer other programs to provide extension for motivated and academically advanced students.
Examples of special entry requirements:
Schools making additional requests:
Applying for non-government schools:
Please be aware of personal situations that may change and which may alter secured enrolments in non-government schools.