2024 Year 7 Transition Hub

WERRIBEE SECONDARY COLLEGE | Live Worthily

We understand moving from primary to secondary school can be a big change. This hub is intended for families who have been offered a place at our College for 2024, to help make your transition a smooth process.

Below on this page you will find all of the information you need to get started at Werribee Secondary College.

Click the below events to see more details or to add them to your calendar:

Important Updates

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

School commences on 30th January 2024.
Arrive to the front gates from 8:30am ready for an 8:50am start.
Parents can attend a welcome morning tea in the Library after drop-off.
The school day ends at 3:04pm.

STATE SCHOOLS’ RELIEF APPLICATIONS

Applications are now open for families wishing to apply for the State Schools’ Relief Year 7 uniform support package for 2024. (Those who qualify for CSEF will also qualify for this package.) Further information and the application form can be found below.

PURCHASING UNIFORMS

WSC uniforms can now be purchased from the new Academy Uniforms store at 1/195 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing.

View New Store Flyer

2024 BOOKLISTS
2024 college booklists are now available to order online at JP BOOKS.
Ordering information is provided in the sidebar of the booklist.
Second-hand items can be purchased using the Sustainable School Shop.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL | Ms Amanda Mullins

I wish to extend a huge welcome to our new Year 7 students and families.  Werribee Secondary College has a proud history where all of our students are supported to be their best and ‘Live Worthily’.

At Werribee Secondary College we concentrate on developing the student as a whole.  Adolescence is a time of change and challenge.  We fully support the growth of our students socially, emotionally, physically and academically. We have support structures in place to ensure our students learn about themselves, are able to make good choices and perform their best in all their classes.

Throughout their time at the college, students are given choice about their future pathways and have many opportunities to join extra curricular activities to pursue their interests or develop leadership skills. Please take the time to read through all of the information on this page and browse our wider website to learn more about our school and the things available for you. I look forward to meeting you soon.

2024 Enrolments

Families who receive a 2024 year 7 placement at Werribee Secondary College received a welcome email containing online enrolment details.

Enrolment submissions were due by 18th August 2023.

Your place at the college is not confirmed until your enrolment is complete.
An expression of interest for SELP is provided within the form; late enrolments are ineligible to apply.

It is also important families return their child’s placement acceptance slip to their primary school.

If you have received a placement with us but not received your welcome email please contact us. If you have yet to apply for place with us, please visit the enrolments page of this website to start the application process.

Parent Information Night

Meet The Junior School Team

These are your go-to contacts in the Junior School office.

The Junior School office can be contacted via the main school phone number and then following the prompts.

If your query is not urgent, the preferred method of contact is email.
(03) 9741 1822
werribee.sc@education.vic.gov.au

Mr Kristyan D’Aprano

Assistant Principal | Junior School

kristyan.daprano@education.vic.gov.au
Oversees enrolments as well as planning, programs and behavioral support.

Ms Sarah Hill

Director of Junior School

Sarah.Hill@education.vic.gov.au

Ms Hill oversees the transition process, as well as Junior School curriculum and communication.

Ms Jodie Hugo

Year 7 Coordinator

Jodie.Hugo@education.vic.gov.au

As year level coordinator, Ms Hugo assists with with information, attendance, behaviour and support.

Ms Michelle Vincent

Administration

Michelle.Vincent@education.vic.gov.au

Your initial point of contact at the Junior School office. Ms Vincent assists with all administrative duties.

Mr Jonathan Lynch

Year 8 Coordinator

Jonathan.Lynch@education.vic.gov.au

Located in the Junior office, Mr Lynch can assist year 7 students when Ms Hugo is not available.

At Werribee Secondary College we strive for success in all the chosen endeavours of our students. We nurture the values of respect and responsibility. We respect, and are responsible for embracing our identity and that of others; taking care of our local and global communities, and valuing the right to learn.

We respect and are responsible for our:

WERRIBEE SECONDARY COLLEGE MISSION

Learning

I respect my own right to learn and that of others, and I recognise my responsibility to become a lifelong learner.

Identity

I respect the diverse cultures, religions, languages, beliefs, genders, sexual orientation and the specific needs of those around me. I respect my own role within this community and take responsibility to show respect for both myself and others.

Community

I respect the local and global communities within which I live. I understand my responsibility in protecting these communities to ensure a safe and sustainable future in which everyone feels they belong.

Important Information

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STUDENT CONDUCT & EXPECTATION GUIDE

A handy guide for students and parents outlining key expectations at the college and ‘what to do’ in many common situations.

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COLLEGE UNIFORM & PURCHASING GUIDE

A handy guide for students and parents outlining college uniform expectations and purchasing information.

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2024 TERMS, HOLIDAYS, BELLS & MAP

A printable summary of the college 2024 term dates, Victorian public holidays, college bell times and a college map.

Atrium Cafe

Operated by H&H, the Atrium Cafe (canteen) at WSC provides fresh hot and cold meals daily, along with seasonal specials. Catering to a wide range of dietary requirements, it carries many brands our students know and trust, supporting healthy, balanced eating.

We encourage families to use the online QuickCliq system to pre-order lunches, pay online, and skip the counter queues! The Atrium Cafe also accepts cash or card payments for purchases made over the counter.


The Atrium Cafe will be closed on Transition Day (12th December 2023). The college will provide a free BBQ lunch on this day (all dietary requirements accommodated).

Year 7 Curriculum

All students undertake a learning program based on the Victorian Curriculum and participate in a daily homegroup session. This program has been well established at year 7 to assist with the transition from primary school. Students study all eight key learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health & Physical Education, Technology, Arts and Languages (LOTE). Morning homegroup sessions encompass many aspects of student wellbeing, establish connection with a peer group and dedicated teacher, and encourage participation in short topical activities.

Students who obtain places in year 7 SELP have all classes together, undertaking accelerated Mathematics, Science and Humanities, extension in English, Music, Arts and Technology, and personal goals in Health and Physical Education, as well as their chosen language. Further details are provided on the SELP page.

Instrumental Music

Private instrumental music lessons are a co-curricular option where students can receive specialised tuition in small groups. Instrumental students also take part in band and ensemble practices and perform at concerts. The below annual fees apply for this optional program:

$390: Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet.
$990: Piano, Drums/Percussion, Vocal Lessons.
$490: Acoustic Guitar (must own an acoustic guitar).

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t forget these important dates.
Click on each to learn more or to add them to your digital calendar.


PLEASE DIRECT ANY FURTHER ENQUIRIES TO:
werribee.sc@education.vic.gov.au


You may think that year 7 is going to be a big change and that it will be something that will be hard to get used to, but it’s not. You get used to the changing classes within the first 2-3 weeks. There is nothing to be scared of. You will have some of your friends that you have now, and you will make new friends.

SOPHIE WITTHAUS | YEAR 7, 2022

1600+

Students Currently Enrolled At Werribee Secondary College

96%

2022 Year 12 Students Successfully Graduated With Tertiary Offers.

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