KidsMatter  have created a GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL information pack.

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Click HERE to find out MORE about the schools in the Whittlesea Network.

Then, we encourage you to BOOK A TOUR at a few local schools.

FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF which schools suit the needs of your child!


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In Transit from Primary to Secondary School  (Above)

Moving from primary to secondary school is a big step for any young person. New subjects, new teachers, new structures and new friends add up to some big new challenges. We want to make that experience both comfortable and exciting. That’s why the 'In Transit' DVD has been produced. It consist of real people, young and older talking about what it means, how to prepare, life at secondary school and how to make the most of it. 

'In Transit'  also responds to questions raised by parents:



  • What do we have to do and what actually happens?
  • What schools can we choose?
  • Can we just go to any school?
  • How do you find out what schools are like?
  • What do we do about uniforms?
  • Do you run any special programs?
  • How much are school fees?
  • What subjects do you offer?
  • How do I stay informed?
  • What role should parents play with homework?



  The above video 'In Transit' was developed by Broadmeadows Communities for Children; Funded by the Australian Government of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and supported by the Hume Early Years Partnership, Hume Youth Commitment and Hume Schools.  © UnitingCare Sunshine and Broadmeadows 2011