Elisabeth Murdoch College


Transition Dates Year 6 to 7 2021

Important dates for students going from Year 6 to 7 for 2020-2021 are in the table below.

Please note that you cannot enrol a grade six student through the secondary school. Forms are distributed and collected by your primary school. The state-wide placement timeline stipulates that secondary schools do not distribute copies of the Application for Year 7 Placement form.

Out of Zone Families

Elisabeth Murdoch College follows the Department of Education’s placement guidelines when placing students at the College in Year seven. If your primary place of residence falls outside the designated Zone for our College, we ask that you write a letter addressed to our Principal stating the reasons you would like your child to attend Elisabeth Murdoch College. Please attach this to your application that is returned to your primary school.  We ask that this is NOT forwarded to the College separately.


If your primary place of residence falls outside of our designated zone and your Year six student has a sibling whom is already enrolled at the College and will also be attending in 2021, we ask that this is also included in your out of zone application letter and noted on the transition form. (Please provide the Full Name and Year level of the sibling attending Elisabeth Murdoch College).

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighborhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.




Transition from Grade 6 to Year 7 information Pack

Handed out from Tuesday 14th April, 2020.

Handed back on or before Friday 29th May, 2020.

Application forms for Year 7 placement will be handed out by your Primary School.  Please contact your Primary School office for this documentation.

Elisabeth  Murdoch College is unable to provide families with the transition documentation.

Parents and Carers must return their child’s application for Year 7 placement to their Primary school on Friday 29th May, or as instructed by your Primary School.

Notification of Secondary College for 2021

Wednesday 19th August

Primary Schools notify parents and carers of Year six students of their allocated secondary College for Year seven in 2021

Specialist Programs*

Due to the current COVID 19 situation and the implementation of online learning through Term 2, we have made some changes to the way students will apply for specialist programs for 2021

Opening Friday 21st August

Applications will open online for all specialist programs after Grade 6 students have been given their Secondary School placement for the 2021 school year.

Only students whom have been offered a position at Elisabeth Murdoch College will be able to apply for our Specialist Programs.

"How to Apply for the Specialist Programs for 2021" information is now available on the Specialist Program pages.

Applications will be accepted ONLINE only and will open on Friday August 21 at 9.00am and will close on Friday August 28 at 4.00pm. No late applications will be accepted.


More Information for Transition

For Year 7 enrolments please discuss with your current Primary School. Further information can be found at https://emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments/transition.html.

Queries for all other year levels please contact our enrolments officer or complete our enrolment enquiry form via this link https://www.emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments.html

Information regarding the transition from Grade Six to Year Seven from the Department of Education can be found on their website by following this link http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/studentmanagement/transitions/Pages/transitions.aspx

You can also contact the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au

More Information for School Zones

Elisabeth Murdoch College has a zone in place, this can be viewed at http://www.emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments/school-zone.html.  When there is insufficient accommodation at a school for all students who seek entry, students will be designated to the secondary school that is the closest proximity to their permanent address.

You can also find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.  

The Elisabeth Murdoch College transition team are working closely with our feeder Primary Schools, Principal Class team and Specialist Program Leaders to keep families within our Community informed.

We thank you for your continued support and patience at this uncertain time.

Thank you for considering Elisabeth Murdoch College.