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.

Health Care Card Holders Information

If you are eligible, please complete the Uniform Package 2022 order form and return it to the Blackburn High School front office before 1st December 2021. This will enable us to process your application in time for Term 1. Any orders submitted after this date will be delayed.

For the shoes, your child’s foot size must be correctly measured as returns can be time consuming and problematic. Please use the sizing chart (available from the front office).

You will be notified by the school when your shoes and uniform vouchers are ready for collection. Vouchers have an expiry date and must be redeemed at Dobsons, 274 Doncaster Rd, North Balwyn. Expired vouchers will not be honoured and cannot be re-issued.

Applications for CSEF Funding open at the beginning of Term 1. Please complete the CSEF form and provide a copy of your Healthcare Card to the Blackburn High School front office and we will apply on your behalf. $225 will be received by the school in early March and held in your school account and may be used towards the cost of Year 7 camp. You will need to pay the gap in person. Funding can also be used for excursions and interschool sport events. While applications will only be initiated early in 2022, completed forms and copies of Healthcare Cards can be dropped off at the front office at any time.

For further information contact Andrea Julien, Bursar by email: andrea.julien@education.vic.gov.au

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there will be a webinar on 11 October 2021 that will cover our Parent Portal, BYODD program together with other transition information.

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 are listed under the Use of Computer – View devices here.

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?

No – this is an assessment only of the skills and knowledge learnt through primary school and the student’s potential.

How is the assessment conducted?

Onsite – 14 September – 09.15am

How is the High Achievers Class Selected

The High Achievers class for Year 7 2022 will be selected from enrolled students following this 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 in Term 4 2021.
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.

For details of the information that is collected for you and stored on our Parent Portal, please see our Enrolment Collection Notice and Secondary Collection Notice at www.blackburnhs.vic.edu.au/school-policies.

Orientation Day – Tuesday 7 December 2021

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.