What to wear on your first day

Students are to wear their uniform (polo shirts and shorts) on Year 7’s first day, Wednesday 30 January, 2019.  Welcome Assembly for Year 7 students and their parents will be held in the MPC. Parents are welcome to stay for this brief introductory session if they wish.

What to bring on your first day

Students will receive their timetable on the first day of school so therefore we do not expect them to have or to bring all their subject books on the first day. We do expect that they will have some writing materials such as an exercise book, pens and pencils. Wednesday afternoon is Sport. Students will need sunscreen and water as many of these activities will be outdoors.

Students need to bring their own lunch, a snack for short break and a drink. The Campus canteen will also be open for students to purchase food and drinks if they wish. Please remember to bring a hat.

Lockers will be allocated to those students who have indicated preference for a locker.

What to expect on day one

Program for the first day of Year 7 2019:

8.00 am 8.15am Arrival – please proceed to front gates of the Campus and student leaders and teachers will direct new students and parents to the MPC.

8.15  - 8.30am The first day begins with a ‘Welcome’ assembly at 8:15am where students are addressed by the Principal and Year Advisors. Parents are welcome to stay for this brief introductory session if they wish.

8.30  to 9.05 am - After this introductory session parents will be able to leave their child for the remainder of the day. Students will then take part in a peer mentor led session which will include a timetable reading activity in their class groups. Year 7 classes have been carefully constructed and are named 7Z, 7H, 7R, 7T and 7O. 

During the timetable reading activity students will participate with peer support leaders in studying the school timetable and understanding the class codes, room addresses, teacher names.

9.05 am – 9.55 am – Students will commence lessons in period 2 and will continue the day with timetabled lessons. Students will be assisted by peer leaders to locate their classrooms to ensure students find their class promptly after leaving the previous class and very importantly getting to know the other students in their class.

Year 7 students will participate in further friendship building activities

Students will be issued with their fortnightly timetable of lessons, and staff will go over their timetables with them. It is expected that students will become familiar with their timetables and classrooms over the course of the first month or so. All students are encouraged to ask for assistance at any time by speaking to either other Secondary students or a member of staff, who will be happy to assist.

9.55 am – 10.25 am –Lunch 1 in allocated year 7 area (outside the MPC)

10.25 am– 12.05 pm – Timetabled lessons. Students will be assisted by peer leaders to locate their classrooms to ensure students find their class promptly after leaving the previous class and very importantly getting to know the other students in their class.

 12.05 pm – 12.35 pm – Lunch 2 in allocated year 7 area (outside the MPC)

12.35 pm – 2.15pm  – Sports Peer Mentoring activities getting to know their classmates.

At the end of their first day at 2.15pm students will be assisted by peer support leaders and teachers to find their correct bus to travel home.