The College provides excellent educational opportunities for students entering their first year of Secondary School.

Transition & Orientation Program

So what might you expect as a new student in Year 7 at Charles La Trobe College?  We offer a dynamic transition and orientation program in Term 4 to prepare prospective students for the Secondary School programs. On orientation day we offer:

  • ‘Meet and greet’ with tutor group and classroom teachers.
  • An explanation of the procedures and processes of Secondary School including reading the timetable, morning routines, behavioural expectations, rules and responsibilities.
  • A tour of Charles La Trobe College Secondary School.
  • Introductory classes in a variety of subject areas.
  • A range of engaging activities for students to get to know their peers and teachers including a shared lunch.

Year 7 Students


Year 7 students participate in the ‘Start up Program’ – a values program developed by the staff at the College.  This program provides students with a head start to success within the Secondary School program.

Year 7 Program

In Year 7 student learning experiences are engaging, relevant and challenging. Teachers work closely in teams to track student achievement and progress.  To ensure each student’s academic needs are being met, we use Year 6 transition information to gain an understanding of each student’s social and learning needs.  We then personalise learning to ensure each student is extended academically and supported to thrive socially and emotionally.


Year 7 students explore the theme ‘We Discover’. Their curriculum includes core and specialist subjects:

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Technology
  • Science
  • Arts – Art, Media, Drama and Instrumental Music
  • Technology – Food and Wood
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Sport
  • LOTE – Auslan and Mandarin (Chinese)

Laptop Program: All students from years 7 to 11 have access to a Laptop computer for their individual use through our co-contribution scheme

Camp: Year 7 camp is held early in the year to support the students develop friendships.

Leadership Program: Developing leadership skills is a priority across the college. Year 7 students have an opportunity to take on class captain roles and participate in the Student Representative Council.

Staff: We limit the number of teachers students in Year 7 interact with as we value building strong, positive relationships with our students. This also assists with the transition from a primary to secondary setting.

Tutor Group: Students are allocated a tutor group teacher, who is the first point of contact for both parents and students.

Extra-curricular activities: Students in Year 7 enjoy a range of extra-curricular activities, including a swimming program, excursions, camps, instrumental music program, State Schools Spectacular, choral ensemble, lunchtime activities and interschool sports.

Access to the Deaf Facility: Students in Year 7 who are deaf/hearing impaired work closely with the teachers in the Deaf Facility. More information about the Deaf Facility can be obtained on the Deaf Facility information page.

Uniform: All students are required to wear school uniform. Dobsons, our uniform supplier, conveniently has a shop at the main campus on Kingsbury Drive. To find out more about the College uniform please click here.

Text Books: Text books are required for core subjects.

Canteen: The College canteen offers healthy food options and is open at recess and lunchtime every day.

Scholarships: Academic Scholarships are available each year for students enrolling in Year 7. Application dates and information are available on our website.

If you are interested in making an enrolment enquiry please complete the on-line enrolment enquiry form and the enrolment coordinator will be in touch to organise a tour and enrolment interview.

Online Enrolment Enquiry

Contact Details

Transition Coordinator – Ms Patricia Reivers
235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West
Phone: (03) 9223 1400

Enrolment Information
Phone: (03) 9223 1400

Contact us to arrange a booking to tour the College.