Transition / Orientation

Primary Transition

Primary Transition (Enrolling a Student into Year 7)

Enrolment Criteria- to be eligible to enrol a student into Year 7 at Coodanup College, the following criteria must be met:

  • Live within our local intake area (attach map)
  • Be enrolled at one of our feeder schools in the year prior to commencing Year 7. Our feeder schools are Dudley Park Primary School, Greenfields Primary School, and Riverside Primary School
  • Have a sibling currently enrolled at Coodanup College.

Enrolment Process – Parents/Carers of students that meet the enrolment criteria must submit the completed enrolment paperwork (blue forms) to the college. The enrolment forms can be collected from Coodanup College Administration Office. If you cannot come to the college to collect the forms, please call the college on 9581 0900 and a copy can be sent out via post. Once enrolment paperwork is submitted, you will be contacted to book an enrolment interview (compulsory). The interview may take place face to face (ideally) or via phone, Facetime (due to COVID restrictions) etc. The enrolling student must be present for the interview. The purpose of the interview is to get to know the incoming student and answer any questions you may have.

   Application for Enrolment 2023/24

If your child does not meet the enrolment criteria, you may complete an Application for Enrolment (attach link). Your application will then be waitlisted, to be reviewed after incoming cohort numbers are known and at the principal’s discretion. It is recommended that any waitlisted students apply at their local intake school to secure a place.

Transition Days – (COVID restrictions permitting)

Term 2 – Relevant staff visit each of our feeder schools and spend 2 hours giving the students an insight into what they can expect at our college. The students may participate in activities relating to our PBS (Positive Behaviour Support program) or the Wave of Bullying. The visit gives the students the opportunity to meet and engage with staff at the college, as well as ask any questions they may have. This transition can help students decide if Coodanup College is the right secondary school for them.

Term 3 – Students that are enrolled and interviewed from each of our feeder schools are invited to visit Coodanup college for a half day transition (9:00am to 12:30pm). The students are bused to and from the college from their respective primary school. The students visit the college and meet staff. The students participate in:

  • an elective subject lesson
  • visit the college canteen and Student Hub
  • eat recess in the Year 7/8 playground
  • learn more about what they can expect as a high student.

Orientation Day – Term 4

All enrolled and interviewed students from the 3 feeder schools attend the college for a combined Orientation Day. This is big day in the college calendar! Orientation Day is a test run for the students first day at school. Students do not attend primary school on this day and are to make their way to and from the college using their chosen mode of transport. Students are placed in their core class for the day and are given the opportunity to meet their fellow class members and their main teacher. The students spend the day participating in a variety of different activities, that may include:

  • Clontarf
  • Star’s
  • Inspire
  • Bush Rangers
  • Goals for Girls
  • Classroom Familiarisation
  • Learning about college processes and procedures i.e., Mobile Phone policy.

House Factions – students are allocated a house faction through the following ways:

  • Students are placed in the same faction as any siblings currently enrolled at the college.
  • Students are randomly allocated a Faction and will receive a letter of confirmation on Orientation Day. A letter will be included in an information pack given to students on the day. If students do not receive the information pack Parents/carers can call the college on 9581 0900 to find out their child’s Faction.

For any questions or queries regarding enrolling your child into year 7, please contact Vicki Muir on 9581 0900 or email

Local Intake Area