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Year 7 to high school pilot update

28 May 2019

More than 360 families have registered an interest in enrolling their child in one of the three pilot schools moving Year 7 to a high school setting next year.

Mitcham Girls High School, Wirreanda Secondary School and John Pirie Secondary School have all seen strong interest for enrolment. All three schools will offer Year 7 next year after interest well exceeded the numbers needed for a viable pilot.

Expressions of interest at each school:

  • Mitcham Girls High School – 161 families
  • Wirreanda Secondary School – 112 families
  • John Pirie Secondary School – 91 families

The pilot will inform the statewide transition of Year 7 into all high schools by 2022, with the pilot schools chosen because of their different school contexts that will provide valuable information for schools with similar characteristics.

The pilot will also offer insights into areas such as workforce planning, curriculum delivery and the transition process between primary and high schools.

Schools are sending enrolment packs to families this week, with the final enrolment process to be completed by 21 June.