Year 7

Year 7

Year 7 is an important and exciting step for students as they enter their first year of secondary schooling. The College encourages the development of students’ social skills as they are required to participate as members of a group in a number of activities.

The current Year 7 Co-ordinators are: Mr Jacob Levy and Ms Lauren Arandt
The current Year 7 Homeroom teachers are

Orientation

At Thomas Carr College we have two orientation days. The first day takes place at the end of the Advent Term (Term 4). On this day students tour the College, meet teachers and ask questions, learn what they will be doing in their first year, participate in structured lessons and activities and meet other students that will start with them in the following year. The second orientation day takes place during the Lenten Term (Term 1) at the beginning of February which marks their official start to their secondary school life. On this day students will meet their homeroom teachers and classmates and be participating in a wide range of activities and programs that will help them throughout their time at Thomas Carr College. They will go on a tour of the College and will receive important student information including being allocated locks and lockers.

Year 7 students will be attending a two and a half day camp early in Lenten Term at the Good Samaritan Campus (GSC), 729 Corangamite Lake Road, Coragulac. The camp is another stage of transition that will provide all students with opportunities to build upon current friendships, as well as establishing new and closer bonds with students in their Homeroom.

The Year 7 Orientation Camp Program is designed to address a number of key areas
  • peer bonding among students from a diverse primary school feeder network
  • teacher/student bonding
  • develop trust and effective communication between teachers and students
  • teamwork, communication and collaboration among students
  • challenge students and extend their boundaries outside limiting mindsets
  • students to experience a range of adventure activities in a safe yet challenging environment
  • understand that physical exertion can be fun
  • encourage an interest in physical fitness
  • enhance students’ confidence and self-esteem

Dates

Please refer to the table below for 2017 dates

Time of departure:                8.30am

Time of return:                      Approximately 3.00pm to 3.30pm

Method of transport:            Bus

Departing from:                     Thomas Carr College

Returning to:                          Thomas Carr College

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7 BlueWednesday February 8 2017Friday February 10 2017
7 GoldMonday February 13 2017Wednesday February 15 2017
7 GreenWednesday February 15 2017Friday February 17 2017
7 JadeMonday February 20 2017Wednesday February 22 2017
7 PurpleWednesday February 22 2017Friday February 24 2017
7 RedMonday February 27 2017Wednesday March 1 2017
7 SilverWednesday March 1 2017Wednesday March 3 2017
7 WhiteMonday March 6 2017Wednesday March 8 2017

Transition Program

The move from primary to secondary school is a major milestone for your child and creates big changes in their life, development and education. Secondary school is an opportunity for your child to be challenged and to develop the valuable skills they will take with them into their adult life. Leaving the familiar surroundings of primary school will be both exciting and daunting for both you and your child.

During the Lenten Term, the transition team visit the primary schools attended by enrolled students. This is a vital step in the process and gives students the opportunity to talk informally with the team to ask questions and to articulate any concerns.A Parent Information Night (PIN) is also held at the College in October. Parents are provided with the opportunity to meet key staff at the College and are provided with information to ensure a successful transition.