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Year 7 2023

Your transition to high school

Starting Year 7 in 2023? Join us on our 3 step transition journey to help you get prepared, make connections, build confidence and get off to a great start at Waratah Campus.

SQUARE 1 - Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 April, 2022

Square 1 is designed to give you an introduction to the high school environment. You will participate in a number of fun activities to help you make connections and get familliar with Waratah Campus. There will be team-based treasure hunt, a 'Who Am I' connection activity, a fun movement-based activity with our PDHPE staff, as well as a Q&A forum where you can get all your burning questions about high school answered. 

Partner primary schools attending Square 1 from 9:30am to 12:15pm: Mayfield East PS, Mayfield West PS, Islington PS, Tighes Hill PS, Tighes Hill PS and Waratah PS.

Partner primary schools attending Square 1 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm: Heaton PS, Jesmond PS, Hamilton North PS, Shortland PS, Waratah West PS.

BASECAMP - Year 6 Orientation Day - Tuesday 29 November, 2022

Basecamp gets you ready for day 1 of Year 7. You will meet your teachers, learn to navigate your way around campus, experience high school learning, receive your orientation handbook and find out what to expect in your first few weeks of high school.

CONNECTION POINT - Year 7 COMMENCES - Tuesday 31 January, 2023

Connection Point gets you off to a great start at Waratah. You will participate in fun, team based activities to help you get to know your new classmates, learn how to use our school’s technology platforms and understand your influence in creating a vibrant learning culture.

Orientation video series

Watch our orientation video series. We'll be releasing a new episode every week during term 4.

Year 7 orientation handbook

This booklet contains all the information you need to know to get off to a great start at Waratah Campus. You will receive a hard copy of this booklet in your orientation packs.

Download Year 7 2023 Orientation Booklet

How to Enrol

Apply online. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to complete the online enrolment application. You will then need to finalise the application at the school.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

For more information, visit high school enrolment.

ASPIRE High Achiever's Program

Interested in applying for our ASPIRE program for 2023? Visit our ASPIRE program page for information and application details. 

Applications for the 2023 ASPIRE class are now closed.

Key Transition Dates

Date Event
Term 1, Week 7 ASPIRE High Achiever's Program 2023 application packs distributed to partner primary schools.
Monday 4 April 2022 ASPIRE 2023 applications due.
Thursday 28 April  Square 1 transition event at Waratah Campus.
Thursday 28 April 2022 Open Night for Year 5 and 6 families.
Term 2 weeks 2-5 ASPIRE program applicant interviews.
Term 2 week 8 Offer letters sent to successful ASPIRE applicants.
Term 2 week 10 Acceptance of ASPIRE offers due.
Tuesday 16 August 9:30am - 12:30pm BrightSparks Workshop at Waratah Campus for students in 2023 ASPIRE and Opportunity Classes.
Friday 19 August 9:30am - 11:30am BrightSparks catch up date for students unable to attend Tuesday event.
Term 3 week 10 Partner Primary Schools notified of dates/times for Great Start Program
Term 4 weeks 3-5 (Tues, Wed, Thurs or Friday for EALD students) Great Start Program for students requiring additional support with transition.
Tuesday 29 November Basecamp - Year 6 Transition Day at Waratah Campus.

Our answers to your questions about high school



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