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.

  • A range of engaging activities are conducted throughout the day for students to get to know their peers and teachers.
  • Sudents will meet their tutor group and classroom teachers.
  • The teachers will explain the procedures and processes of a secondary college including reading a timetable, morning routines, behavioural expectations, rules and responsibilities.
  • Students will have a tour of Charles La Trobe College.
  • Teachers and students participate in team building activities.
  • Students will have the opportunity to develop new friendships over a shared lunch.
  • Students will participate in introductory classes in a variety of subject areas.

Year 7 Students

Start Up Program

Students will participate in the ‘Start up Program’ – a values program developed by the staff at the college and specific to the needs of our students.  To support each student we use Year 6 transition information to gain an understanding of each student’s social and learning needs.  We personalise learning to ensure each student is extended academically and supported socially and emotionally.

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 make changes to the student program where appropriate.


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. Dobson’s, 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 relevant enrolment coordinator will be in touch to organise a tour and enrolement interview.

Online Enrolment Enquiry

Contact Details
Year 7 Leader / Transition Coordinator
Ms Patricia Reivers
235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West
Phone: (03) 9223 1400

Enrolment Information
Phone: (03) 9223 1400

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