Transitioning to Year 7, 2024

At Kennedy Baptist College, we’re thrilled to welcome you and your child to the start of an exciting new chapter! We understand that transitioning from primary to secondary school can be a big change, but we are committed to making the journey as smooth as possible.

 

Transitioning to Year 7, 2024

At Kennedy Baptist College, we’re thrilled to welcome you and your child to the start of an exciting new chapter! We understand that transitioning from primary to secondary school can be a big change, but we are committed to making the journey as smooth as possible.

 

You’ll find all the information you need to navigate this journey and prepare your child for the incredible opportunities that await them at Kennedy. Let’s make this transition an unforgettable experience together!

Parent Information session

Below is a copy of the parent information session for parents who could not attend.

Other Information

If your child attended the trials for one of our Specialist Sports programs earlier this year and has been selected, you would have received further information about your next steps.

Specialist Basketball Training Days 2024:

Students will be required to attend two-morning sessions per week. Sessions run from 6.45am–7.45am on the following anticipated days:

  • Year 7-8: Tuesday and Friday
  • Year 9-12: Monday and Wednesday

Specialist Cricket Training Days 2024:

Students will be required to attend one-morning session per week. Sessions run from 6.30am–7.30am on the following anticipated days:

  • Year 7: Tuesday
  • Year 8: Thursday
  • Year 9 – 12: Wednesday
  • Girls Only: Friday

 

The online enrolment for Instrumental Music lessons is open for 2024. The closing date for lessons commencing in Term 1 is Friday 26 January 2024.

Instrumental Music Application Form

At Kennedy, digital technology is crucial to your child’s education. To meet the College’s standards, all students must have a portable computer that meets the minimum specifications. For more information on our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program, please click here. New families can attend Device Induction Sessions, which will be held for an hour during the last two weeks of January 2024. These sessions are scheduled between Wednesday, January 17 2024 and Thursday 25 January 2024.

The device induction is now open for booking:

Device Induction Session Booking

 

The Kennedy Interhouse Swimming Carnival is a compulsory event for students held on Week 4, Term 1 – Thursday 22 February 2024.

Please see this link for important information about the event and nominating your child for swimming events.

If your child has medical requirements, please provide updated documentation and medical plans by January 25 2024, so that the College can offer comprehensive support.

  • New—or changes to—medical conditions, treatment, or care plans
  • Current asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetic (or other similar medical) plans with their medications such as EpiPens, Ventolin, Insulin or diabetic food
  • Any other information pertinent to the medical care for your child

If your child requires daily medications to be administered, such as antibiotics, antihistamine for allergies and ibuprofen for pain relief, please fill in the Medication Information form and return this with your medications to the Health Centre.

Please note that the Health Centre is closed from Thursday 7 December 2023 and reopening on Tuesday 23 January 2024.

 

Pre-start Day will kick off the 2024 school year, giving your child the opportunity to start earlier to get a feel for the campus and facilities before the other year cohorts commence. This event will take place on on Thursday 25 January 2024, 10.00am to 2.00pm. More information will be provided to families during the Orientation Day.

 

Takes place on your child’s first day of school to introduce the new students to the school community. This event will take place on Monday 29 January 2024, 9.00am to 10.00am.

Gives parents and children the opportunity to socialise with other new families and meet with teachers, other students and view the campus and facilities. This event will take place on Tuesday 13 February 2024, 5.00pm to 6.30pm.

This will take place on Thursday 28 March 2024. More information to follow.

Assisting Your Child’s Transition

Please follow our blog post on:

Ways parents can assist their children in getting ready for transitioning to secondary school.

As the College’s Transition Program seeks to prepare students for secondary education, parents can assist their children in getting ready for this next stage. Click here to read more.