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Enrolment Process – Year 6 into Year 7

We would like to welcome your family to Surf Coast Secondary College (SCSC). We understand the transition from primary to secondary school can be overwhelming for families, therefore we have prepared some important dates and information regarding the transition for students from Year 6 — 7. 

The below information is set out by the Department of Education across all Victorian schools, except for our additional orientation day and the information evening. SCSC believes having an additional orientation day helps the students and staff get to know one another and build better relationships, giving the students confidence when transitioning to secondary school.

The enrolment process for Year 7 commences in Term 2, for the 2025 intake, please read the below information and timeline to familiarise yourself with the process. 

Date  Government Primary School Students Independent, Catholic and Homeschool Students
From Week 1 Term 2 2024 Parent/carers receive the Year 6 -7 Placement Information Pack, including transition forms from their current Government primary school.

Parent/carers can download their Year 6 -7 Placement Information Pack HERE, which includes transition forms.


Friday 10 May 2024

Parents/carers submit applications for Year 7 Placement 2025 to Government primary schools no later than this date. Parents/carers submit Application for Year 7 Placement 2025 directly to SCSC no later than this date.
Wednesday 17 July 2024

Government primary schools inform parents/carers of their child’s Year 7 placement offer for the 2025 school year.


Independent and Catholic school families will be notified in writing directly from SCSC of their child’s Year 7 placement offer for 2025.
Wednesday 7 August 2024 All parents/carers return their Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to their child’s Government primary school. All parents/carers return their Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip directly to SCSC.
August/September Date TBC SCSC will use your registered email address to send welcome letters and enrolment documents to parents/carers of prospective students who have been offered a Year 7 placement for 2025. Same process as Government Primary Schools
Friday 04 October, 2024 Parent/carers return their completed and signed enrolment forms to SCSC with all applicable supporting documents. Same process as Government Primary Schools
Wednesday 06 November 2024 Year 6 — 7 Information Evening. All parents and students welcome to attend. Same process as Government Primary Schools

Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11

December 2024

Surf Coast Secondary College will host two Orientation Days for all Year 6 students. Students are to wear their primary school active uniforms as they will have their photo taken for their 2024 student ID card which they will receive at the beginning of the school year.

Same process as Government Primary Schools


School Zoning

Surf Coast Secondary College is a zoned school and can only offer enrolments to families who reside within our designated neighbourhood area (DNA). SCSC also considers applicants outside of our zone with special consideration. To apply for special consideration, parents/carers should attach an accompanying letter outlining why they would like their child to be considered for enrolment at SCSC to their application and submit it to their school.


FIND MY SCHOOL ZONEhttps://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/#school=1890301


As we are a Designated Neighbourhood School (DNA), in support of your child’s enrolment application we require (100 points) supporting documents which show the enrolling parent/guardians full name and permanent residential address as per the below table along with the completed enrolment documents provided to you by SCSC. Without these documents we will not be able to process your child’s enrolment.


Click to download the 100 Points Proof of Residential Address

Please note if the completed, signed enrolment documents along with the above supporting documents is not provided and correct the enrolment process may be significantly delayed. If documentation cannot be provided DE may need to be involved to authorise enrolment.

STRIVE Applications 2025

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the importance of nurturing and challenging the minds of our young scholars cannot be overstated. Surf Coast Secondary College offers a unique and research based program; Strive: Select Entry Enrichment and Extension Learning Program (SEEELP), designed to provide students with a rich academic experience and foster their individual talents.

More information can be found HERE




Click to download the 2025 Strive Program - Early Round Offer

Acknowledgement of Country

Surf Coast Secondary College sits on beautiful Wadawurrung country and we acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play on. We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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