Year 7 Transition
The Year 7 Centre at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School provides a gradual and guided transition from the Primary environment to the greater independence of Secondary School. Enjoying purpose-built learning areas, dedicated recreational space and access to all a Secondary School has to offer, our Year 7 students can acclimatise at their own pace. Staffed by specialist Year 7 teachers, our unique and well-established program offers high quality, differentiated teaching and learning and develops an awareness of Secondary School expectations, whilst at the same time providing students the support and security to establish close bonds within their social groups and a larger year level.
The Year 7 Centre has its own outdoor area for socialising, with a large centralised courtyard, play equipment and a large grassed area.
Two teachers teach the main academic subjects while option subjects are taught by specialist teaching staff, limiting each student's exposure to a small teaching team and helping to create strong relationships. Each of the four specialist Year 7 teachers are associated with one of the four School Houses for pastoral care of students. Our Year 7 students are progressively introduced into House activities with Year 8 to 12 students from the same House.
Students may also undertake Challenge and Extension classes or activities that will extend their learning. Find out more on our School’s Challenge and Extension page.
During Term 4, Year 7 students are introduced to the vertical Home Groups within their House, where they will remain throughout their time at the School. Year 7 students are also involved in weekly House Sport and join in House assemblies and House lunches.
Year 11 Peer Support Leaders are also on hand to ease the transition to Secondary School. The Peer Support program sees students coming together to engage in team building exercises, activities and games - helping the students gain confidence in their new environment.
As a major entry point to the School, a host of activities designed to build friendships and confidence are scheduled in Term 1. The Year 7 camp held in February is also a fantastic opportunity for students from far and wide to get to know each other.
You can take a closer look by viewing our Year 7 Centre Gallery.