In preparation for their first day at Marist Regional College, here are a few things that Year 7 students and their families can do.
Attend Enrolment Information Evening
Each year in March the College hosts our Enrolment Information Evening. All Students and families are welcome to attend and explore what Marist Regional College can offer your family. This evening also includes a tour of the College.
Tours of the College can be arranged by appointment at any time of the year by contacting our Enrolment Registrar on 6432 7612.
Parents fill in and submit an Enrolment Application form (also available online) including any information that will support your child at school i.e. Reports/Naplan, educational assessments, psychologist’s reports, Learning Plans or details from previous schools, medical information/action plans etc.
Families are invited for a discussion with the Principal or a member of the College’s Senior Leadership Team before confirmation of enrolment to the College.
Fill in Transition Booklet
Students will receive a Transition Booklet in the mail when they receive information about Orientation Day. They must complete it and bring it to Orientation Day.
Attend Orientation Day
The College runs an Orientation Day for all new Year 7 students in November. This is an opportunity for students to meet teachers, other students and become more familiar with the layout of the College. Our Student Leaders help assist the Year 6s with activities throughout the day. Further information for families including an Orientation Pack is given out to students to take home on this day. On Orientation Day our Year 7 students are not at school on this day.
We are fortunate to have our Midford Uniform Shop here on site at the College. Appointments for uniform fittings can be booked by calling 6432 7662. They are open Tuesday and Thursday 8 am – 4 pm during the term.
Order School Books
Booklists with instructions are sent out to families before the end of the school year to order.
Attend 1:1 Sessions
During December and January, the College runs our 1:1 Computing Program for all new Year 7 students and parents to attend. This program is designed to supply a technology-enabled classroom environment that creates a level playing field for all students. All students must attend a session prior to beginning Year 7 and before students are able to receive their laptop provided by the College during the first week.
Getting to and from school
Prior to the commencement of the school year it is an exciting time for students to become familiar with how they are getting to and from school. Are they walking? Catching the bus? How long will it take them to travel to and from school? Learning about the correct route to school and even practicing getting to and from the College is a helpful exercise in building students confidence.
Talking about how they are feeling
Entering secondary school is a milestone for all students. It signifies a move from childhood to adolescence and brings with it a full range of new experiences for both the young person and their families. The holidays are a valuable time for students and their families to talk about how they are feeling about the transition to secondary school. Click here for tips on helping your child start high school right.
Name your books
Students should name all their schoolbooks and uniform. On Orientation Day students will receive information on colour-coded stationery and a labelling and colour guide to help with labelling of books. Pastoral Care teachers will also go through with students on the first day.
Your first day at Marist Regional College
Students are asked to meet at the Chanel Centre off the Futuna Avenue entrance from 8:20am – 8:35am. Families are most welcome to accompany their child into the Chanel Centre on this day. The morning program is designed to set students at ease and provide them the necessary tools to begin their studies.
Attend Welcome BBQ
All Year 7 Parents/Guardians and Students are warmly invited to attend our Year 7 Family Welcome Evening and BBQ held at our Chanel Centre during the first 2 weeks of Term 1. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, other families, and new friends.
Year 7 ‘Getting to Know You’ Camp
All Year 7 Students attend a camp (2 nights, 3 days) during the third week of Term 1. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get to know one another and many staff members.