Becchi Transition Program (Yr 6 to 7)
At Salesian College we make it our priority to ease your son’s anxiety when moving from Primary to Secondary school. To help your son transition to Salesian College, we have developed a program specifically for year 6 boys who will be starting secondary school with us in year 7.
Becchi Transition Program
Our Becchi Transition program (pronounced ‘becky’) is named after a small village in northern Italy where our patron saint St John Bosco was born and grew up. Just as the town of Becchi was Don Bosco’s home, the idea is that Salesian College will soon become ‘home’ for your son.
The Becchi Transition Program kicks off with a transition visit to Salesian College which commences shortly after enrolment offers are made. This transition day includes a range of fun activities for your son and you as parents such as sport, getting to know you activities, tours of the College grounds, parent surveys and informative parenting seminars. The highlight for most of the boys is finding out which house they belong to and what exciting house competitions they can look forward to when they begin Secondary School.
Following the transition visit, our transition program also includes elements such as:
- Teaching staff visiting your son and his primary school teacher in the Primary School
- Academic Testing Day
- Family Orientation night
- First Day of School & Whole School Opening Mass
- Year 7 Orientation Camp
- Year 7 Parent Social & Information Evening
The aim of these activities is to give your son opportunities to become familiar with the College grounds, facilities, staff and new peers who will be starting year 7 with him. Opportunities for interactions between your son and our teaching staff as well as our academic testing day are ways we collect valuable information about your son’s strengths and weaknesses to help inform the compositions of our year 7 classes (including our academic enrichment Biretta class) and more importantly empower our teachers prior to your son’s commencement of Secondary School.