Transition to Year 7

The transition from primary to secondary school is a major step for many students.  The Buckley Park College transition program assists this process and helps students feel welcome, valued and confident.   Students in Year 7, for instance, have a form room where most of their classes take place. Our Peer Support program, developed by our Wellbeing Team, allocates Year 10 Leaders to each form group. These leaders plan and run lessons to engage students, help them connect with peers and feel part of and get to know the college as a whole. The leaders will also be involved in the Year 7 Adanac Camp in Term 1, further helping develop social skills, resilience and independence.


In Term 4, future Year 7s will get a taste of high school through the transition program. Key dates can be found below which may change due to Covid restrictions.


Key Dates


Student Testing and Parent Welcome Chat Afternoons


Tuesday 30th of November: 3:15pm-5:15pm

Students from Essendon North PS


Wednesday 1st of December: 3:15pm-5:15pm


Students from Moonee Ponds West PS, Aberfeldie PS, Essendon PS, Keilor PS

Thursday 2nd of December: 3:15pm-5:15pm


All other students


Orientation Day- Tuesday 7th of December 2021


The videos on the side of the page are designed to introduce students to life at Buckley Park College. Also found below is the Middle Years Handbook and Student Guide which include information on subjects as well as other information regarding timetables, values and expectations. 

Grade 6 Transition information

Our Coordinators Welcome

Year 7 Student Voice Leaders

Introduction to ITC Devices

Introduction to Music

Our School Uniform

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