2021 Year 7 Transition Information

Welcome to prospective 2021 Year 7 students and families. This page contains a wealth of information about BSE as a school and key information about the enrolment process. The first video on this page is a replay of the Year 7 Information Session which was livestreamed on the 13th May at 7:00pm. The remainder of the page contains information specific to the transition process, our learning and wellbeing programs, the College from a student and family perspective, and information on the College’s specialist programs.

Got a question?

Please submit your questions via email to helpdesk@bse.vic.edu.au

From the Year 7 Year Level Leader

Grade 6 to Year 7 Transition Presentation from Ms Angelique Smith – Year 7 Year Level Leader 2020.

From the Assistant Principal of Learning

Grade 6 to Year 7 Transition Presentation by Ms Suzie Gerada – Assistant Principal for Learning at Bendigo South East College.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BENDIGO SOUTH EAST COLLEGE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Please read through the College’s Student/Parent Handbook 2020. Within this handbook is important information on the subjects and programs offered to Year 7 students at BSE, information on our Student Support Centre, the laptop program and answers to frequently asked questions, and much more.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

For updates on what is happening at the college and Year 7 transition timelines throughout the year, please follow our Bendigo South East College Facebook page.

SCHOOL TOURS IN SEMESTER 2

Our college will offer on-site school tours throughout Term 3, pending social distancing restrictions. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for when these school tours when will running.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS WITH GRADE 6 CHILDREN AT GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS

For grade 6 students enrolled at government primary schools in the same zone/designated neighbourhood as Bendigo South East College, you recently received the Transition Information Pack and Application for Year 7 Placement 2021 form from your child’s primary school. On page 5 of the Transition Information Pack is information relating to checking if Bendigo South East College is your designated neighbourhood school. You will also find on page 6 important transition timeline information. If you have not received this information you will need to make contact with your child’s primary school as soon as possible to receive this information.

Parents/Carers of the child are required to complete the Application for Placement 2021 form and return it to their primary school’s Transition Coordinator by Friday 29th May 2020. These forms will then be forwarded on to Bendigo South East College.

PARENTS AND CARERS WITH GRADE 6 CHILDREN AT NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS (CATHOLIC, INDEPENDENT AND HOME SCHOOLING)

Please find attached the Transition Information Pack and Application Form if your Grade 6 child is from a Catholic or independent school or are part of a home schooling program.

On page 6 of the Transition Information Pack is important transition timeline information.

Please complete and return your Application for Year 7 Placement 2021 for Bendigo South East College by Friday 29th May 2020 directly to the college.

Address to: Kim Polglase
Bendigo South East College
56 Ellis Street, Flora Hill, Victoria, 3550

If you require further information or have questions about your non-government primary school child applying and enrolling at Bendigo South East College, please contact the college and ask to speak to the Year 7 Transition Facilitator.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ZONE

Our school zone is available on https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/#school=1783701 which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

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

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/spag/participation/pages/placement.aspx
to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School Zones:
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/zones-restrictions.aspx.

From a Year 7 student and parent

Hear from Year 7 2020 student Matilda and her mother Lydia about their journey at BSE so far.

Meet Barkley

Get to know Barkley the Groodle and Bendigo South East College’s partnership with Dogs Connect.

Athlete Development Program

The Athlete Development Program (ADP) supports student athletes by linking classroom learning and sport. The long-term, select entry program, offers student athletes full time access to highly skilled staff and coaches, working closely together to shape their sporting pathway.

The integrated program, combining sport and academics, aims to support students in developing a range of skills through tailored specialist coaching to develop high-level skills for their sport of choice.

The program encourages students to find their best, both through their sport of choice and in the classroom. Shaping and supporting students’ passions, academic progress, behavioural expectations and efforts through the program is a key focus for all staff in getting the best out of their students.

For more information about the program, go to the Athlete Development Program page on our website.

Academy of Creative Arts

The Bendigo South East College 
Academy of Creative Arts (ACA) nurtures the creativity, artistry and scholarship of students. It educates students to achieve excellence and mastery as performers, creators and makers, explorers and responders, and scholars, enriching through the immersion in the studies of The Arts: music, dance, drama and visual arts.

READ: ACA Year 7 2021 Information Pack

READ: ACA Application Pack – 2021

Music Program

For more information, go to www.bse.vic.edu.au/music-program/ .