Starting Secondary School

To make your Year 6 child’s transition from primary to secondary school a happy and positive experience, it is important to choose a school that will best benefit your child’s learning and development.

When considering which secondary school would be more likely to suit your child’s educational needs, you may also wish to discuss the matter with your child’s Year 6 teacher or primary school principal who will be able to provide personalised and customised advice. You should also take the time to visit secondary school open days and attend information nights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find general information about the transition to Year 7?

The Department of Education and Training (DET) Development’s website contains comprehensive information on the transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
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How can I find a list of schools in my area?

To find a list of secondary schools by location, please see:

What should I consider when choosing a secondary school?

There are many things to consider ensuring the school is the best fit for your child’s learning and development, such as location, enrolment availability, curriculum focus, facilities and extra curricula activities. 

For more information, please see