The Year 7 program acknowledges this pivotal time of transition into secondary school and strategies are embedded in our teaching and learning program to guide students through this process. The transition period begins in the latter part of Year 6 when students new to the College are ‘buddied’ with a student from Oxley’s Year 6 cohort.
A rigorous academic program, which utilises the Microsoft Surface Pro (tablet) as one learning tool, challenges Year 7 students as they adjust to having several teachers and subjects in various classrooms. Each Home Group teacher also teaches his or her class for at least one subject. This enables an even closer understanding of each student as an individual with a specific learning style and as a person. Weekly attendance at Chapel and Assembly, where the entire Senior School comes together, enhances the Year 7 student’s sense of community as they begin to grow, mature and see themselves as an integral member of the wider community. Students revel in the realisation that, while they may have felt nervous or timid on their first day, their confidence increased at a rapid rate with the support and guidance provided in our transition program. Written reflections by students and happy faces are evidence that our Year 7s grow not only physically, but also in confidence, faith and engagement in secondary school.
- Christian Studies
- Food Studies
- Health and Personal Development
- Inclusive Education
- Information Technology
- Languages (Chinese and German)
- Physical Education