Helping our new students to feel happy, secure and confident as they adjust to the greater complexities of secondary school is a major priority for all teaching and support staff at Mount Erin College.
A small team structure in which Year 7 & 8 students experience the personal care of a form teacher, the stability of a home room base and a small group of subject teachers enables students to quickly feel comfortable in a secondary setting. This provides a supportive environment in which teachers can recognise and develop each student’s potential. Younger students have the security of belonging to their own small and vibrant learning community.
Adjusting to the greater complexities of Secondary School begins with our transition visits at Grades 5 & 6. On site experiences help primary students to quickly form new friendships, broaden their horizons, meet secondary teachers and build self-confidence ready for a seamless transition to secondary education at Mount Erin College. Our Supportive Friends program was the recipient of an Order of Australia award.
Celeste Lombardi, Transition Coordinator.