Elisabeth Murdoch College

Transition

Transition Dates Year 6 to 7 2021

Important dates for students going from Year 6 to 7 for 2020-2021 are in the table below.

Please note that you cannot enrol a Grade 6 student through the secondary school. Forms are distributed and collected by your primary school. The state-wide placement timeline stipulates that secondary schools do not distribute copies of the Application for Year 7 Placement form.

Out of Zone Families

Elisabeth Murdoch College follows the Department of Education’s placement guidelines when placing students at the College in Year 7. If your primary place of residence falls outside the designated zone for our College, we ask that you write a letter addressed to our Principal stating the reasons you would like your child to attend Elisabeth Murdoch College. Please attach this to your application that is returned to your primary school.  We ask that this isNOTforwarded to the College separately.

Siblings

If your primary place of residence falls outside of our designated zone and your Grade 6 student has a sibling who is already enrolled at the College and will also be attending in 2021, we ask that this is also included in your out of zone application letter and noted on the transition form. (Please provide the full name ​and year level of the sibling attending Elisabeth Murdoch College).

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

 

Date

Details

Transition from Grade 6 to Year 7 information Pack

Handed out from Tuesday 14th April, 2020.

Handed back on or before Friday 29th May, 2020.

Application forms for Year 7 placement will be handed out by your Primary School.  Please contact your Primary School office for this documentation.

Elisabeth  Murdoch College is unable to provide families with the transition documentation.

Parents and Carers must return their child’s application for Year 7 placement to their Primary school on Friday 29th May, or as instructed by your Primary School.

Notification of Secondary College for 2021

Wednesday 19th August

Primary Schools notify parents and carers of Year six students of their allocated secondary College for Year seven in 2021

  Thursday 20th August

Parents/carers commence lodging non-placement appeals with secondary schools using the Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Placement Appeal form (provided by government primary schools).

This form needs to be emailed to the college.  It cannot be accepted by any other means

  Monday 31st August Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with secondary schools

  Friday 11th September Secondary schools notify all parents/carers in writing via email  of the outcome of non-placement appeals by this date.

Specialist Programs*


Due to the current COVID 19 situation and the implementation of online learning through Term 2, we have made some changes to the way students will apply for specialist programs for 2021
.

Opening Friday 21st August

Applications will open online for all specialist programs after Grade 6 students have been given their Secondary School placement for the 2021 school year.

Only students whom have been offered a position at Elisabeth Murdoch College will be able to apply for our Specialist Programs.

"How to Apply for the Specialist Programs for 2021" information is now available on the Specialist Program pages.

Applications will be accepted ONLINE only and will open on Friday August 21 at 9.00am and will close on Friday August 28 at 4.00pm. No late applications will be accepted.

 

More Information for Transition

For Year 7 enrolments please discuss with your current primary school. Further information can be found at https://emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments/transition.html.

Queries for all other year levels please contact our enrolments officer or complete our enrolment enquiry form via this linkhttps://www.emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments.html

Information regarding the transition from Grade 6 to Year 7 from the Department of Education can be found on their website by following this link http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/studentmanagement/transitions/Pages/transitions.aspx

You can also contact the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au


Appeal Process for Applications into Year 7 - 2021

Elisabeth Murdoch College is a zoned school and is compelled to follow the Department of Education’s priority order of placement. This means that our College is unable to accept enrolments for all students who apply for year 7 in 2021.  If this has affected your family and you believe you have grounds for an appeal, please follow the following process as stated by the Department of Education and Training.

  • Complete the Year 6 to 7 Transition placement appeal form via this link: Download Appeals Form
  • Email the form to Elisabeth.Murdoch.co@education.vic.gov.au by no later than 4pm Monday the 31st of August, 2020. Appeals will not be accepted any other way other than via email.
  • Elisabeth Murdoch College will respond to your appeal in writing via email by no later than Friday the of 11th September, 2020.
  • If you are unhappy with the outcome of your appeal, families are advised to contact the Department of Education regional office after the 11th of September, 2020.


More Information for School Zones

Elisabeth Murdoch College has a zone in place, this can be viewed at http://www.emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments/school-zone.html.  When there is insufficient accommodation at a school for all students who seek entry, students will be designated to the secondary school that is the closest proximity to their permanent address.

You can also find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School Zones.