Tuesday, 10 December 2019 is transition day at all government secondary schools across Victoria. This allows current Year 6 students to spend a day experiencing their new surroundings and meeting their teachers and future classmates before starting Year 7 proper in Term 1, 2020.
In 2020, all Year 7 students in Greater Shepparton will be taught at the McGuire Campus of Greater Shepparton Secondary College.
The McGuire Campus transition day begins at 9am in the school gymnasium.
How to get there
Option 1: Parents or carers may wish to bring their child direct to McGuire College for the 9am transition day start. They can collect their child from McGuire College at 3.25pm.
Option 2: Parents or carers can bring their child to the closest and most convenient secondary school school at either Shepparton High School, Wanganui Park Secondary College or Mooroopna Secondary College. Each school will have a shuttle bus service to McGuire College, supervised by school staff. Please ensure your child arrives before the shuttle buses depart from each school at 8.35am.
At 3:25pm, these supervised shuttle bus services will return the Year 6 Transition students to each of the secondary schools - Shepparton High School, Wanganui Park Secondary College or Mooroopna Secondary College.
Option 3: We understand some parents or carers may require public transport for their children to access the shuttle bus service and attend transition day.
Parents and carers who rely on public transport within Shepparton and Mooroopna are asked to plan ahead and use a service that ensures a timely student arrival for the 8:35am school shuttle bus services from Shepparton High School, Wanganui Park Secondary College or Mooroopna Secondary College - or for the 9am McGuire College start.
For further public transport information, please call providers Dysons Bus Service on (03) 5831 2150 or Jacobsons on (03) 5820 3700.
Option 4: Students outside of the Shepparton-Mooroopna metropolitan area can access the School Bus Program providing they have already applied to use this program. Parents and carers who have applied will receive a letter via Australia Post confirming their bus stop time and location prior to the transition day.
Note: If you live outside the metropolitan area with a child attending Greater Shepparton Secondary College next year, and have not applied for the School Bus Program, you can do so by calling Melissa Kemp, Bus Coordinator - Mooroopna Secondary College, on (03) 5825 2344.
2020 Year 9 - transition day
There is no change to the normal routine for parents, families and carers.
Students arrive as usual at either Shepparton High School, Wanganui Park Secondary College or McGuire College. Each school will have free and supervised shuttle bus services to Mooroopna Secondary College. Please ensure your child arrives before the shuttle buses depart from each school at 8.50am.
At 2:45pm, these supervised shuttle bus services will return students to their schools for their normal pick-up arrangements at the end of the school day.
Note: Students should come prepared as they would for a normal school day. Fruit and sausage sandwiches (halal) will be available to students for morning tea and lunch.
Greater Shepparton Secondary College asks for all parents and carers wishing to donate any old uniforms items to please drop them off at the main offices of either Wanganui, McGuire or Mooroopna colleges.
The four secondary schools are working together with Red Cross and 2020 VCAL students to design and implement a sustainable re-use program for the old uniforms.