Transition Year 6 to 7

Purpose of this topic

To ensure effective student transition from primary to secondary schools.

This table lists the roles and responsibilities for transition from primary to secondary school.

Transition type Roles and responsibilities
Primary to secondary school

Transition materials for 2018-2019 are available for parents from their child's primary school. A copy of the parent information pack and application form (a separate pack for each Region) is also available at the links below.

Parents who are unsure which Region their family lives in can check the Find a Service site. 

Note: The principles of the Department’s Placement policy are to be applied to the transition of students to year 7 see: Placement

Related policies

Department resources

For information and resources to assist schools and families in the transition process, see: Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School

Related legislation

  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006