Timeline for new Year 7 students (2018)

Wednesday 30th August – Year 7 2018 Testing Day

This is NOT an entrance test. Your son/daughter’s enrolment with us has been finalised once you accept the position and pay the deposit.

The purpose of the assessment is to provide us with information about your son/daughter’s skills in language and mathematics. It assists us in identifying possible areas of need for extension or assistance. This helps us provide a suitable curriculum for our students.

A report summarising your son/daughter’s performance in the assessment tasks will be forwarded to you in due course.

Children will need to bring a snack for recess and may also bring bottled water, which they can have with them in the room. They will also need a black or blue pen.

Please have your child wear their normal Primary school uniform to the testing day.

Children are to meet in the Max Fletcher Auditorium no later than 8:20am to allow time for check in and preparation for testing.

There will be a break between the tests at which time the children can enjoy recess with the Year 7 and 8 students at Galen.

Pick up will be from the Auditorium (at the front of the school) at 12:45pm. Parents or a representative will need to sign their child out of the Auditorium upon pickup.


Wednesday 8th November 7pmYear 7 2018 Parent Information Night

Parents are invited to attend the parent information night to find out about expectations around uniform, homework and our transition program. This will be held in the Max Fletcher Auditorium. Children do not need to attend, as they will have their own transition days.


Thursday 9th November 8.30 – 3.30Transition Day – Non CREW schools

Non CREW Schools (Students attending Galen from all Primary Schools other than St Bernard’s, St Patrick’s and Our Lady’s)


Friday 10th November 8.30 – 3.30 Transition Day – CREW schools

CREW Schools (Students attending Galen from St Bernard’s, St Patrick’s and Our Lady’s)

Children are invited to attend a day at Galen to begin the transition from Primary to Secondary school. Children will be supervised by Galen College staff and will be involved in a number of activities for the day. Students should bring recess and lunch for the day. The school canteen will also be open.


Additional Transition Days

These will be organsied by Liz Carroll head of Student Support. Liz will contact parents individually or you may contact the school to organise extra transition time for your child.


Tuesday 12th DecemberOrientation Day

Children will find out who is in their homeroom and who their homeroom teacher will be for 2018. They will start the process of getting to know their new classmates and hear about the expectations of them when they start Year 7 the following year. After the general introductions children will experience a day in the life of a Galen student by taking part in a number of different classes.