Excitement is building as we get closer to 2019 when students in Catholic schools will study Year 7 in a secondary school. Mt Carmel College is now accepting applications for enrolment in Year 7 for 2019 and beyond.
Why Move Year 7 To Secondary?
The decision is primarily about meeting the learning, social and emotional needs of young people across Catholic schools. Please click on the accompanying brochure image to access the brochure. You will also find ‘Ready For Year 7’ resources including a video and fact sheets at www.cesa.catholic.edu.au.
How Is Mount Carmel College Preparing for Year 7 Students?
Lots of planning and preparation have already occurred. Many Year 4 and 5 parents have attended information sessions about how primary schools and secondary schools are preparing for the change. In the Catholic North Western Community staff from the primary schools and Mount Carmel College meet regularly to share ideas and plan the preparation of students for the change.
Year 7 students will have access to all of the secondary school specialist facilities such as Science Labs, Technology Centres, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Labs, Visual and Performing Arts, Music Centres, Sport and PE facilities. The Australian Curriculum is followed by all primary and secondary schools, so Year 7 in secondary school will be a smooth transition from Year 6 in terms of familiarity with the skills and content as well as homework expectations.
We are excited by our $5 million building program which will commence in the December/January period. A new Senior Secondary Centre will be constructed, along with an additional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) room, a walk through canteen and new toilets. The existing year 8 classrooms will be gutted and be purpose-built for Year 7 classes.
This is an exciting time as Catholic schools in South Australia fall into line with every other state of Australia to provide specialist teachers and facilities for Year 7 students in a secondary setting.
Mt Carmel College is now accepting applications for enrolment in Year 7 for 2019 and beyond.