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.
Programs are designed to provide students and their families with ‘a real sense’ of the many academic, co-curricular and personal development opportunities that are available at the College. A brief overview of these sequenced programs is provided below. Please contact our College Registrar Mrs. Renae Porter on (03) 5551 1251 or via
Discovery Day (generally last Sunday in Feb)
See Monivae in action! Discovery Day offers families the opportunity to tour the College, view the facilities, meet with key staff and enjoy interactive experiences. Discovery Day is perfect for families with Grade 5 or 6 children looking to explore secondary school. Registrations required.
Spend the Day @ Monivae! 16 May 2023
All Grade 6 students are invited to enjoy a full school 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. Online registrations required.
Welcome New Families (generally held in November)
Enrolled Year 7 students and their families are invited to a get together in the Chevalier Centre at Monivae 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.
Transition Day. December 5, 2023
In December, all Grade 6 students enrolled attend the 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 advised their Year 7 Homerooms 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. The LEEP (Learning, Enrichment and Extension Program) is designed for highly able students at Monivae College based on the principles of curriculum enrichment and extension and developing their outstanding potential. The optional LEEP application forms part of the Year 7 enrolment process and limited places are offered, subject to literacy and numeracy testing.
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.
For further information contact Registrar, Renae Porter on (03) 5551 1251 or via