Moving from primary to secondary school

About our Year 7 Program

Our Year 7 program places students at the centre and recognises that the transition from primary to secondary school is a vital step in a child’s education.

We focus on the wellbeing of every new student, each of whom has a dedicated teacher as their Home Group teacher.

The student’s Home Group teacher is his or her significant teacher in Years 7 and 8. The purpose of the Home Group teacher is to strengthen the student’s connectedness and belonging to school and ensure a positive learning environment for the child.

Applications are currently closed

Friday 8th September 2023

Procedure for students attending a Government Primary School and living in the College neighbourhood zone:

  • Each student will be provided with an application form for Year 7 student enrolment from their primary school.  This form is general for all Year 6’s and is known as the South East Victoria Region (SEVR) – Application for Enrolment (Year 7) Form.
  • Complete the form:
  • The address shown must be the student’s current residential address
  • Identify Mordialloc College as your first choice.
  • Return the completed form to the primary school by the due date.
  • Note:   This form must be returned to the primary school.
  • You will be contacted by your Primary School after Mordialloc College has informed them that we have accepted the student placement.
  • All schools now have a zone.

    Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

    Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

    Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.

    For more information, you can:

During the Primary to Secondary School Transition Application period, if your student is in Year 6 and you are residing out of the zone, you are still able to apply for Mordialloc College as your number one preference of Secondary College however enrolment is subject to the Order of Priority outlined by the Department of Education.

 Order for Priority Enrolments

In circumstances where schools do not have sufficient accommodation to accept all students who apply from outside their school zone, schools must manage enrolment applications in accordance with the following priority order of placement:

  1. students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time
  2. all other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.

In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled in a school based on compassionate grounds. This is an overarching consideration and does not form part of the priority order of placement. Further information is available below under ‘Exceptional circumstances – compassionate grounds’.

More information on Order of Priority can be found here.

The majority of core subjects are timetabled in the Year 7 home group area. This provides for the most efficient use of learning time, while exclusive Year 7 play areas, lockers and amenities build a sense of security and belonging.

The adaptable home group area includes the latest e-learning facilities and creates a safe and central location for young students within the main school.

The larger central space enables students to work cooperatively with their Year 7 peers, while defined class areas provide an appropriate and highly effective setting for directed teaching and study.

The College Brochure and Prospectus provide information about the performance of our school, our approach to teaching and learning and other valuable information that will allow you to make an informed decision about Mordialloc College.

Each year the College receives a large number of Year 7 enrolment enquiries.

Applicants for Year 7 enrolments must complete a Secondary School Selection form which is available from your primary school.

In the first week of Term 2, Government primary schools distribute to parents/carers an ‘Application for Enrolment’ form which should be completed indicating your preferences of secondary school. The completed forms should be returned to your primary school by the due date.

The primary school will then forward these forms to the appropriate secondary school.

If the first preference of schools is unable to provide placement, the application will be sent to the next preference and so on until a successful position has been confirmed.

In the following months, your primary school will advise you of the outcome.

If your student is attending a non-Government Primary school please see further information on the enrolment process and procedures here

Administration Team

Year 7 Scholarships 2025

Each year the College makes available a limited number of scholarships to outstanding students and their families by providing financial assistance during Years 7 and 8.

Students who excel academically, in sport or performing arts, or in leadership or community service, are encouraged to apply. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of an interview which is attended by a parent or guardian as well as the student.

All Grade 6 students who are enrolling at the College are eligible to apply for a financial scholarship.

Applications will open Term 3 2024. Please click here for more information and to register

Please contact the College Office for further information on 03 9580 1184, or email mordialloc.co@education.vic.gov.au

Open Night & Tours

We encourage prospective parents and students to participate in our open events, College tours and other information and transition programs.

In order to help Year 5 and 6 parents and students make an informed choice about Mordialloc College, open night are held early in the year during April or May, prior to Year 6 student enrolment applications.

The College also holds school tours weekly on Friday mornings led by the Principal class of the school. The tours start at 9.30 am and last for between 60 – 90 minutes. Bookings for tours are essential. Please contact the office on 9580 1184 or mordialloc.co@education.vic.gov.au to arrange a time.

Open Night and tours provide visitors with a clear picture of the programs in operation at the school and provide an opportunity to have questions answered. 

Bookings for tours are essential.

To arrange a time, please contact the office on 9580 1184 or 

mordialloc.co@education.vic.gov.au

Open Night and tours provide visitors with a clear picture of the programs in operation at the school and provide an opportunity to have questions answered. 

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Each year the College receives a large number of enrolment enquiries and we encourage prospective parents and students to participate in the Open Night Events, College tours and other information programs.