Transition for year 6 students
The College acknowledges the major step year 6 students take as we welcome them into the Caroline Chisholm Catholic College community. Strong linkages with our associated primary schools assist in preparation for our incoming year 7 students. These students are involved in an orientation program for a day in September and December of the year prior to commencement of year 7.
Further orientation activities throughout the year, particularly at the beginning of the year, have a focus on supporting students as they enter a new schooling environment.
Transition for year 9 & 10 students
Extensive preparation through the College Lifeskills programme assists students with making important decisions in selecting subjects for year 10 and VCE studies. Career and tertiary studies possibilities are explored and students engage with reflection and planning for their future. They are also encouraged to take advantage of the services of the Pathways centre where online resources and one on one careers advice is available.
Following the conclusion of the end of the year senior school examinations, year 10 & 11 and some year 9 students are involved in two days of Transition classes in the subjects they have chosen for the following year. This is a valuable opportunity to begin studies in VCE and VCAL programmes, establishing the work to be undertaken for the coming year and giving students a chance to best prepare for the year to come.
Transition into post-secondary pathways
Depending upon future aspirations, students completing year 12 will move into a variety of areas including university and TAFE studies, apprenticeships and the workforce. Students are supported through application and entrance processes, sourcing of apprenticeships and individual careers advice.