At Monivae we understand that making the leap from primary school to secondary school can be a daunting prospect for some students. This is especially so given many students come to Monivae from small regional primary schools. To ease this transition and to assist students and families in making the right secondary schooling choice, Monivae has a planned transition program that commences during the year preceding entry into Monivae and extends well into a student’s first year at the College.
Discovery Day (2021 event held)
Discovery Day offers families the opportunity to tour the College, view the facilities, meet with key staff and enjoy interactive experiences. Discovery Day is planned to be held in February. Date for 2022 will be advised soon.
Spend the Day @ Monivae! (2021 event held)
All Grade 6 students are invited to enjoy a day at the College. This is a great opportunity for students to meet with other potential students and our experienced Year 7 staff while sampling a taste of Year 7 life prior to the school year commencing. The program on the day covers a range of experiences for Grade 6 students including: Technology (Wood/Metal and Food Technology) Physical Education, Indonesian, Drama, to name just a few.
Welcome New Families - BBQ
Enrolled Year 7 students and their families are invited to a BBQ in the Chevalier Centre in early November. This is a great chance for parents/guardians to meet one another and the Monivae staff.
Our School Leaders will be at the event to meet the new students and lead them in some fun "getting to know you" activities whilst parents get to know each other and chat to staff in a relaxed atmosphere.
In December, all Grade 6 students enrolled attend a "Transition Day" at the College. Students will have the whole school to themselves, offering a great opportunity to fully explore the College and all its facilities and have the undivided attention of the Monivae staff. Students will be allocated their Colour House on that day Welcome to Monivae Our experienced and dedicated Year 7 staff help make the first week at Monivae as seamless a transition as possible. Students are settled gently into a routine in their own area. Year 7 generally start school a day before Years 8 – 12.
Year 7 Camp
The Year 7 camp occurs at the first weeks of school. Held in Port Fairy this camp enables staff and students to really get to know each other, to bond, form friendships and establish the expectations of students as the newest members of our school community.
The Year 7 Curriculum
Students in Years 7 and 8 are offered a broad curriculum giving them the opportunity to be exposed to all the areas of study prior to elective subject selections in the higher year levels. LEEP (Learning, Enrichment and Extension Program). LEEP is designed for highly able students at Monivae College based on the principles of curriculum enrichment and extension and developing their outstanding potential.
Monivae has a dynamic and extensive Learning Support Program. The Learning Support team supports students across the school, both in class and by offering interventions to small groups.
The interventions offered are designed to support students with low literacy and/or numeracy. Generally the literacy interventions are run in Year 7 and the numeracy interventions at Year 8. The interventions currently offered are Multilit – Reading Tutor Program, Quicksmart Literacy and Quicksmart Numeracy. With support from the Catholic Education Office, students with significant learning needs can be tested by an Educational Psychologist or Speech Pathologist, as required.