Transitioning to Kennedy

We understand that moving from primary to secondary school is a big change. It can be both exciting and daunting for our young people as they navigate this part of their journey.

The aim of this page is to provide our new families commencing at Kennedy in 2022 with one-stop-shop to all information regarding your child's start. We hope this is a helpful resource as we understand the volume of information you receive can be a little overwhelming.

If your child isn’t starting in Year 7, our team will assist you with the information that is relevant for you. Please contact the College on (08) 9314 7722.

Kennedy’s transition program is designed especially to support you every step of the way and help you develop a strong sense of belonging.

Activities and events are held throughout the year to support students in building organisational and study skills, developing strong peer relationships, enhancing resilience and mindfulness.

In the coming months, you will be able to find more information in regards to Transitioning to Kennedy on this page.

Upcoming Transition Program for Year 7, 2022

Orientation Day for students and Parents

Friday 26 November 2021, 8.30am - 12.30pm.

More information here.

Device Induction Sessions

One hour sessions between Monday 17 January 2022 through to Thursday 27 January 2022. Book your session here.

Pre-Start Day for new students

Friday 28 January 2022, 10.00am-2.00pm

Day 1 and Commencement Ceremony

Monday 31 January 2022, 8.45am - 10.00am
Year 7 students are welcomed by their Year 11 Mentors at their Form classes at 8.45am before the Commencement Ceremony in the Auditorium with their parents at 9.00am.
They will then enjoy some ice breaker activities with their mentor group before starting their regular classes.

Please find below the links to useful information to help you be prepared for next year.

Uniforms, Booklist & Timetable

Uniforms are available for pick up on Year 7 Orientation Day which will include the appropriate House shirt.

Booklist: Please do not place any orders before receiving your child's College email address. This information will be emailed in due course. Parents are advised to purchase all items on the Year 7 booklist with the exception of language. A parent should only purchase language items for their child’s chosen language.

Timetables will be available to students when they complete the IT induction and access SEQTA. Please be aware that all timetables are subject to change prior to the commencement of lessons.

Medical & Support

Please submit the following to as applicable for your child and since enrolling:

  • New—or changes to—medical conditions, treatment or care plans
  • Current asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetic (or other) plans
  • Current individual education plan, psychologist or paediatric diagnosis or update
  • Any other information pertinent in the medical care or educational support for your child.