Grade 6 to Year 7


 

Braybrook College provides an extensive program to ensure both parents and students are comfortable about joining the College community and able to function with confidence and independence within the school.  Coming from an environment where they may have one regular teacher throughout the year, students now have 9, sometimes 10 or 11 teachers.   We have a very comprehensive Induction program, conducted over 3 days, where students are introduced to the basics of College life.

 

Starting with a General Assembly, students move to Year Level assemblies and later to Home Group Meetings where their timetables will be distributed and explained.  They will also receive a college diary, which is designed to assist them in areas of organization and learning.

 

Induction begins with ‘Ice Breakers’ and ‘Team Building’, to make students a little more comfortable in each other’s company. Students then work through a number of sessions including Locker distribution, ICT and others). 

 

The Induction Program helps Year 7s find their way around the complex aspects of secondary schooling.

 

Entry into Year 7, 2021 Enrolment and Placement Policy Guidelines at Braybrook College

 

For enrolments from Year 7 to Year 12 directly

from another secondary school

please contact the college on 9312 2900


Over the last few years, Braybrook College has experienced unprecedented demand for Year 7 places. For example, for entry in Year 7 in 2020, over 300 applications for places were received, far in excess of the school’s capacity to accommodate.

As of 2017, living permanently in proximity to the College (designated neighbourhood school), as measured in a straight line from door to door, is the only guarantee of entry. Please be aware that if you present documents claiming residence at a particular address, the school may conduct checks to confirm this.

The college enrols students into Year 7 in accordance with the Department of Education & Training (DET) Placement Policy. Students are enrolled in the following priority order:

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who is attending the school at the same time.
  3. Where the DET Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
  4. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
  5. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.

How to apply

All Year 7 applications are made using the Department of Education Transition form. This form is given out by Government and Independent primary schools at the end of Term 1 or beginning of Term 2 to Grade 6 students. Copies of the form are also available from the South Western Victorian regional office of the DET.
If you are a Grade 6 parent, much of the information you require will be provided to you by your primary school. There is further information on this page.

If you are a parent of an International student, please note that Braybrook College does have an International Student Program. Prospective families should contact the International Division of the Department of Education.  Additional information is available here.

Frequently asked questions

Is Braybrook College my nearest government school?

The best way to find out if your home is in the Braybrook College designated neighboured area is to check the Department of Education school zone map at findmyschool.vic.gov.au

 

Permanent residence

The student must live permanently with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) at this residence. A permanent residence does not include:

  • staying with a relative or friend
  • owning a business in the area
  • financial interest in a property in the area.

All families applying under the designated neighbourhood school category (Placement Priority 1) are required to demonstrate permanent residency with the following evidence:

 

Original or certified copies of:

Rental agreements or unconditional contracts of sale, and

A copy of two of the following documents:

  • electoral enrolment confirmation
  • council rates notice
  • utility bill (gas or electricity)
  • other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at the address, such as a drivers licence or Health Care Card.

Documents must show the same address and parent’s or carer’s name as recorded on the enrolment application form.

 

We check the accuracy of all documentation and carry out due diligence to verify application information, in accordance with the Department of Education Permanent Address Guidelines.

 

Siblings

The school enrols siblings in accordance with the placement priorities outlined above.

 

What is the enrolment timeline for Year 7, 2021?

  • Beginning of Term 2, 2020: A Transition pack, including the Application for Year 7 Placement forms, (also known as Transition forms) will be distributed by primary schools to families. If you don’t receive one, contact the office of the South-Western Victorian Region of DET on 1300-333-232. 900/1 McNab Avenue, Footscray, Vic 3011.
  • 29th May, 2020: Parents return the completed Application for Year 7 Placement form to the primary schools. The completed forms will then be passed on to secondary schools, like Braybrook College, for processing in accordance with DET guidelines.
  • By the end of July, Application for Enrolment forms will be processed by Braybrook College and other secondary schools. In accordance with DET guidelines. Primary schools will be notified of this.
  • 19th August, 2020: Primary schools will advise parents and guardians of the success of the application. Primary schools act as the parent’s advocate throughout the process.
  • 20th August 2020: The first of several mailouts from Braybrook College will be sent to families of successful applicants.

Where can I find more information?

Your primary school is your first port of call for more information and your Principal or Transition Coordinator often has useful information regarding the process. If you are interested you can find more information about the transition process and guidelines for all Government schools on the website of the South-Western Victorian Region of DET website, phone 1300-333-232.


Do I have the right to appeal regarding my Year 7 enrolment outcome?

Unsuccessful parents and guardians may write to ask the Principal of Braybrook College for a review of a decision. A request for review must be in writing to the Principal, and can only be considered on the grounds that the selection criteria (above) were not appropriately applied or that the evidence presented was not appropriately considered.

 

The address to write to is:

The Principal, Braybrook College, 352 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019.


Can I appeal a decision directly to the DET?

Yes. Whether you have appealed to the school or not, Parents or guardians also have a right to appeal this decision in writing to the Regional Director, DET.  The address to write to is:  Regional Director, South-Western Victorian Region, Department of Education and Training, 900/1 McNab Avenue, Footscray, Vic 3011. Telephone: 1300-333-232.

 

Select Entry for Enrichment and Knowledge (SEEK) Program

 

Students entering Braybrook College at Year 7 have the opportunity to apply for our SEEK Program.  Acceptance into the SEEK Program is based on multiple sources of information, including the ACER test results, previous reports and NAPLAN results.

 

Click here for further information – YEAR 7 SEEK 2021
Or contact Ms De Silva or Ms Singleton on 9312 2900 

 

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