It is recommended that students and their parents and carers, primary school principal and school learning and support team begin planning:
Early in the year before starting high school for a student with disability and additional learning and support needs.
Up to two years before starting high school for a student needing help with access or mobility, e.g. for wheelchair access or if other significant changes to the high school environment may be required.
Discussions begin with a student's current school learning and support team and may involve identifying:
Which educational option best suits a student's individual learning and support needs in high school.
Any adjustments that may be necessary for a successful transition to a new environment, such as access to technology, large print, visual supports, building modifications.
Key contacts at the intended high school.
Processes for transferring information about a student's individual education needs.
A timeline for the transition process.
Important dates for 2018
9 March - Expression of interest forms are sent home with students.
15 March - Selective high school placement test.
16 March - Expression of interest forms are due back to the school.
10 May - Round 1 begins for offers into non-local high schools.
8 June - Round 2 begins for offers into non-local high schools.
Early July - First round offers for selective high schools.
23 July - Selective high school appeals due to principal.
25 July - Round 3 begins for offers into non-local high schools.