Transition Information

In Victoria, students normally start secondary school when they reach Year 7. Here at William Ruthven Secondary College, our transition leaders ensure the transition from primary school to secondary school is smooth and non-disruptive.

There are many steps to consider when choosing a secondary school, but there are plenty of resources available to help. The Victorian State Government website has information and about what to consider when moving from primary to secondary school, and how to make informed choices when selecting a suitable school.

These include:

  • Moving from a government primary school to a government secondary school
  • Moving from a private primary school to a government school
  • How to choose a school and enrol
  • School zones
  • School costs and fees
  • Tips for starting school
  • Travelling to school

Covid-19 Transition Update:

Due to remote and flexible learning arrangements currently in place, government primary schools may be unable to distribute the 2020 parent/carer pack to every year 6 family in hard copy from the start of Term 2 2020. Therefore, adjustments to the statewide year 6 to 7 timeline have been made. These changes give parents and carers an increased timeframe to return the application form.

Parents and carers of year 6 students can access the year 7 placement information pack and application form from this webpage. Your child’s government primary school will also make every effort to provide you a copy of the documents.

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Victorian Government website

Year 7 enrolment

If your child currently attends a state primary school, that school will have sent you a Year 6 to Year 7 Transitions: Application for Year 7 Placement Form at the start of Year 6.

If you would like your child to attend William Ruthven Secondary College, you should list it as your first choice of the three preferences you need to provide on this form and return it to your Primary School Transition Coordinator.

If your child attends an independent primary school, email the school at William.ruthven.sc@education.vic.gov.au or phone the College on (03) 9462 2177 to have the enrolment forms sent to you. Send completed forms to William Ruthven Secondary College.

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