Year 7 Transition

Blackburn High School welcomes its newest students to the school community. We hope that in this page you will easily find all the information you need to allow a smooth high school transition for your student.

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Year 7 Transition

Blackburn High School welcomes its newest students to the school community. We hope that in this page you will easily find all the information you need to allow a smooth high school transition for your student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Transition Information Session about the Parent Portal and the Bring Your Own Designated Device Program?

Yes, the webinar on Thursday 8 October at 5pm – 6pm will cover our Parent Portal, BYODD program together with other transition information.

Due to COVID19 this session will be held as a webinar to replace the information morning which we would normally hold onsite at the school. Information about the webinar will be communicated to you in future communications.

What device does my child need to have for Year 7? 

The school has a Bring Your Own Designated Device program and the preferred devices will be listed under the Bring Your Own Designated Device area on our website after the Welcome to Blackburn High School Webinar on 8 October. 

Year 7 Educational Assessment

What is the assessment? 

The assessment is a diagnostic tool that lets us know about your child. There are four, 30 minute assessments divided into two sessions. The first session is based around general ability and the second session is about skills and knowledge acquired through primary school. There will be a half hour break in between the two sessions. 

Do I need to study for the assessment?

Definitely not – this is an assessment only of the skills and knowledge learnt through primary school and the student’s potential.

How is the assessment conducted?  

Due to COVID19 this assessment will be conducted online in the student’s home.

What if my child sat the High Achievers Program Assessment?

If your child has not been accepted into the program, they are required to sit the online assessment on 10 October.

If my child has been accepted into the High Achievers’ Program, does he/she have to do the assessment?

No. High Achievers’ students do not do the assessment.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is the main way parents access information about their child’s progress, excursions, events, attendance, reports, fees etc. All school information to parents is distributed through the portal. Check this portal and complete any required tasks to assist your child to have a smooth transition to Blackburn High School.

You will receive a secure login to the parent portal before the Transition Information Webinar. 

Do not share your password with your child, as this is used for confidential information for parents only. Students will receive their own secure login and password when commencing Year 7. 

Orientation Day

What time should my child arrive and where do I drop them off?

Students arrive at 8.45am for a 9.00am start and leave at 3.15pm. Students should be dropped off and collected from
the gymnasium.

What should my child wear?

Casual clothes and runners. 

Do I need to provide lunch and snack for my child?

Yes, your child will need to bring their own snack, lunch and water bottle.

Does my child need pens and paper on the day?

Yes, students are required to bring a well-stocked, named pencil case and a notebook.