High School Transition

Students in the middle years have the opportunities to visit the local secondary schools on their open days. Parents are encouraged to attend these visits to make informed decisions about their child’s secondary needs.

Our surrounding Secondary Schools offer unique programs that cater for a variety of student needs.  These include sports, performing arts, STEM, digital technologies and languages.

Glenelg Primary has excellent state schools in the surrounding areas.  These are Plympton International College, Henley, Hamilton, Seaview and Brighton Secondary Schools.

These schools are zoned and parents need to check to make sure that they are in an intended zone. Year 8 transition and enrolments take place in April/May of each year. Parents are required to complete the required Department for Education forms and return them back to the school’s bursar on the date stated. Parents who are requiring a secondary school outside of their zone for their child need to address the criteria indicated in the enrolment pack. Support for this is available from the leadership team at Glenelg.  It is also a requirement that parents sending their children to a private school return the enrolment pack with the notice to inform the Department for Education that they will be enrolling at a private school.

Parents and students are notified by the Department for Education of their child’s secondary school placement in late August. There is an appeal process if a student does not gain access to the school of their choice and the parents have additional information to offer.