What to wear on your first day

Students are to wear their sports uniform (polo shirt and shorts) on Year 7’s first day, Wednesday 30 January, 2019.  Welcome Assembly for Year 7 students during period 1 will be held in the MPC.

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.  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.

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 am - The first day begins with a ‘Welcome’ assembly at 8:15am where students are addressed by the Principal and Year Advisors. Parents will be asked to leave at this time.

8.30  - 9.15am -  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 7W, 7E, 7S, 7T and 7P. 

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.

9.15 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 their Peer Support Leader or any teachers.

10.15 am – 10.45 am –Lunch 1 in allocated year 7 area (outside English Quad)

10.45 am– 11.45 am – 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.

11.45 am - 12.45 pm - Both Deputy Principals will address all Year 7 students regarding COAL, uniform and the Positive Merit Scheme.

12.45 pm – 1.15 pm – Lunch 2 in allocated year 7 area (outside English Quad)

1.15 pm - 2.15 pm - Students will attend their timetabled lessons.

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.