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Year 7 in 2019

Our College will commence offering Year 7 in 2019.
We will become a 7-12 College.

You may be aware that in 2015 the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools endorsed a move towards shifting Year 7 from primary to secondary settings.

Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) is now implementing that decision and most Catholic schools in South Australia will make this change in 2019.

What does this mean?
For most schools, Year 6 will become the final year of primary schooling. Year 7 will become the first year of secondary schooling.

Why move Year 7 to Secondary?

It’s primarily about meeting the learning, social and emotional needs of young people across all Catholic Schools.

It is also about strengthening pathways from primary to secondary schools across Catholic Education.

Offering a consistent entry into secondary school at Year 7 makes it easier for students to explore and access all options. We believe these changes will significantly enhance educational outcomes.

Benefits for the students;

  • Educational benefits
    Students are able to access specialist teachers and facilities.
  • Learning outcomes
    The flexibility of the environment assists to challenge students intellectually.
  • Social and emotional benefits
    Adolescents thrive in an environment that encourages independence and supports social and emotional needs.


The education and wellbeing of the students is our focus, and relies on a seamless transition from Primary school.

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'Ready for Year 7' Brochure: A parent guide for transition of Year 7 to secondary school

Fact Sheet 1: Ready for Year 7 - Introduction
Fact Sheet 2: Ready for Year 7 - Questions & Answers
Fact Sheet 3: Ready for Year 7 - Supporting my Child