Orientation and Transition

Orientation Program for families entering the College in 2021

The Orientation Program provides an opportunity for parents and students to be introduced to the College environment and to receive information for a smooth transition. The Allwell Test for students and Parent Information morning will be held on Friday 20 November 2020. Another test will be offered in early 2021 for those unable to attend.

Orientation Program for Year 7 2021

An Orientation Day for new Year 7 students is organised each year. Incoming students will have the opportunity to meet each other and their Year 10 Peer Support Leaders who will help them settle into the College. Orientation for Year 7 2021 students will be held Friday 20 November 2020. The ICT Orientation Session, where students will receive their new laptops and have the opportunity to become more comfortable in using the College laptop and digital resources available at MSB, will be held on Friday 11 December.

Orientation for new students commencing in Years 8 - 12 during the College Year

New students will spend an afternoon with their Head of House who will provide them with key information and introduce them to staff in the IRC (Library) and the ICT (Technology) Departments and the College Chaplain. Ex-student mentors will be on-hand for support and share afternoon tea provided by the College. The Orientation Afternoon will be held late January 2021.

At the beginning of their first day students will then be linked with a buddy who will help them to settle in.

A follow-up meeting with the Head of House will occur about four to six weeks after entry to ensure a smooth transition.