Grade 6 to Year 7 Transition Process

Our school offers four strengths based learning programs your child can enrol in.

Please visit our individual enrolment pages for further information on our Specialist Application process for our Maths & Science Academy, Rowville Institute of the Arts and Rowville Sports Academy.

All four programs require our school to comply with The Department of Education and Training (DET) Placement Policy. Please note we do not have any enrolment restrictions at this time.

Our school zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.

If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au.

How to apply for a place at Rowville Secondary College Grade 6 to Year 7

General Excellence Program – Western Campus

  1. Complete the DET Transition application form provided by your State Primary school.

Maths & Science Academy – Western Campus

  1. Please submit an expression of interest form click here we will then contact you with regards to the MSA Immersion day, further details can be found here.
  2. Complete the DET Transition application form provided by your State Primary school.

Rowville Institute of the Arts – Eastern Campus

  1. Please submit an expression of interest form click here we will then contact you with regards to the RIA audition process, further details can be found here.
  2. Complete the DET Transition application form provided by your State Primary school.

Rowville Sports Academy – Eastern Campus

  1. Please submit an expression of interest form click here we will then contact you with regards to the RSA trial process, further details can be found here
  2. Complete the DET Transition application form provided by your State Primary school.

If transitioning from an Independent Primary School you will complete this form and return it directly to Rowville Secondary College.

Complete DET Primary Schools transition application form

All four programs at Rowville Secondary College require you to complete the DET Primary Schools transition application form. We request that you submit this application form to your Primary school by the deadline given. We request that section 4 of the application form be completed with Rowville Secondary College as your first choice.

A simple guide for parents/guardian seeking information on how to enrol their Grade 6 child in a secondary school:

The Department of Education and Training (DET) provides government schools with a timeline for the Transition to Year 7 enrolment process.

  1. When your child is in Grade 6, your Primary School will issue the ‘Transition to Year 7’ application form and information, late in Term 1 or at the start of Term 2 of the Grade 6 year.
  2. Parents must complete this form, and then return it to your Primary School, by the due date.
  3. Public Primary Schools will then forward all applications to the relevant Secondary School in accordance with the Department of Education and Training guidelines.
  4. If transitioning from an Independent Primary School you will need to complete this form and return it directly to Rowville Secondary College for the attention of the Enrolment Officer.
  5. Mid-August families will receive notification from the Primary School advising what Secondary School your child has been offered a place in the following year.
  6. Please be aware that if unsuccessful in your specialist application and we have received your DET Transition to Yr 7 Application form, we will offer a place within our General Excellence Program, Western Campus. Please be aware that our programs are campus specific. Through the DET placement policy you are applying to the school not the specific program, as a school we currently do not have any enrolment restrictions at this time.
  7. Further clarification and guidelines can be found on the Department of Education and Training website: Moving from Primary to Secondary School: information for parents – click here.

Year 8-12 enrolment

Families wishing to apply for enrolments into Years 8-12, or during a school year at all levels, are invited to complete an expression of interest form which can be found within the individual Academy enrolment page.

For further information on enrolling your child at Rowville Secondary College please call on 9755 4555.