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Starting Year 7

Starting high school is an exciting time for students and their parents and carers. 

Going to high school will be a new experience for your child. High school is likely much bigger than primary school, and your child may initially experience a slight sense of unfamiliarity. Instead of being a senior in a small school, they are now a beginner in a big school. However, it is also an exciting time with many opportunities and a broader curriculum.


The Year 6 to Year 7 transition expression of interest process occurs during Year  6. Primary schools manage the annual Year 6 to 7 transition into high school process using the department's online enrolment system.

To find out which Denison Secondary College campus is right for your family, check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area.

Contact our college if you have questions and want to talk to someone before your child starts Year 7.

Getting ready for high school guide

Find resources to help your child prepare for the next stage of their school journey; check out the department's guide to starting high school. This guide provides information for families on starting high school, advice about transitions, school timetables, learning study and wellbeing.

Our getting ready for school resources are translated into Arabic, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese