Year 7 Transition Students 2021

Welcome to our 2021 year 7 students and parents we look forward to you joining the South Oaklegh College community, we understand that transitioning from primary school to high school can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Two transition packs have been distributed including all relevant information to ensure a smooth transition into the College. These transition packs and all their information have been conveniently placed online and can be found following the below link.

Year 7 Transition 2021

Notice to prospective 2021 Year 7 Enrolments

Due to South Oakleigh College experiencing significant enrolment pressure at Year 7 for 2021 the Department of Education & Training (DET) has capped enrolments.

The College is currently at capacity and only able to consider enrolment for students based on the following DET guidelines:

  • Students for whom South Oakleigh College is the nearest neighbourhood school.*
  • Students who reside permanently at the same address as a brother or sister attending South Oakleigh College.
  • Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
  • In a limited number of cases only, a student may be enrolled on compassionate grounds, where there are significant family or individual circumstances.

Please note that evidence of permanent resident address in the South Oakleigh College neighbourhood zone is required as part of this process

If you have any queries or questions regarding Year 7 enrolment (2021) please contact the College on 9579 2322.

Balance and Routine during Remote Learning

Following are some tips on how to add some structure and balance to your day:

Have a dedicated space

This can be difficult when family members are at home. Try to pick an area that has good lighting, has comfortable furniture and is away from distractions such as TV, music, etc.

Mentally prepare for the start of the day

Set a morning routine (maybe use an alarm to wake up at the same time).  Try not to start the workday in pyjamas; instead, shower and dress for the day.  And have breakfast!

Take regular breaks

Study blocks should allow for regular breaks to help prevent study-fatigue and keep you focussed.  Go for a quick walk, connect with friends and family or have a snack.  Breaks such as this help to refresh your mind and will help you to maintain your attention and motivation.

Exercise

Try and get some physical exercise daily.  A great form of exercise during this time is Yoga or Pilates: it can be done anywhere as it doesn’t require much space.

Check out  https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene 

Eat healthy meals and snacks

When working or studying from home we need to remember to “Feed our Brain.”  Eating a healthy diet from the five food groups – together with drinking enough water – is an excellent start.  Having healthy snacks on hand to grab quickly such as a tub of yoghurt, a tin of tuna or a handful of nuts or berries is a great idea.

Switch off at the end of the day 

Just like at the start of the day, find an activity that signals the end of the workday; even try and take a “Tech Break”.

Sleep

According to the Sleep Health Foundation, teenagers need between 8-10 hours of sleep a night.  Have an evening routine, try a warm shower or bath, have a warm drink or try some meditation or mindfulness exercises.

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