Catholic Education South Australia

Transitioning to Secondary

Transition to Secondary

Moving from primary to secondary schooling is a symbolic act that we as parents celebrate, but sometimes in a bittersweet way. We recognise the child we have known is changing and that time will now speed up.

Our role as an R-12 college, is to make transition seamless, therefore comfortable enough so that by the time year 7/8 arrives, students feel they know the secondary campus and their sense of 'belonging' is already beginning to establish a feeling of ease.


Students are given the opportunity to engage in lessons with the current staff and students at the Saint John's Campus.

Caregivers will be contacted in Term 3 the year prior to commencement regarding the transition process for incoming Year 7 students to the secondary campus.

Letter sent home to student's

Orientation Days will be held in Term 4.

 Tuesday October 26 th, Week 3, 12:45 – 3:25pm. Meet at the Rotunda, have lunch and then engage in lessons. Students dismissed from Saint John’s Campus.

 Thursday November 4 th, Week 4, 12:45 – 3:25pm. Meet at the Rotunda, have lunch and then engage  in lessons. Students dismissed from Saint John’s Campus.

 Monday November 8 th, Week 5, 12:45 – 3:25pm. Meet at the Rotunda, have lunch and then engage in lessons. Students dismissed from Saint John’s Campus.

 Wednesday November 17 th, Week 6, 12:45 – 3:25pm. Meet at the Rotunda, have lunch and then        engage in lessons. Students dismissed from Saint John’s Campus.

 Friday November 26 th, Week 7, 8:35am – 3:25pm. Students to meet Mr. Lyons at the Rotunda at 8:35am. Students are to make their own way to and from Saint John’s Campus.

Students are given the opportunity to engage in lessons with the current staff and students at the Saint John's Campus prior to starting school the year after.

Information will be given out to caregivers and students in Term 3 regarding the transition process. Orientation days will be held in Term 4.

Dates to be confirmed

Below is the link to the presentation and the audio from Mr Judd for the annual New Families to Saint John’s presentation.  This was done virtually this year.

New Parents to SJC Presentation 2020-21

Meeting with Damien Judd video