Orientation and Transition
Orientation Program for families entering the College in 2020
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 Saturday 11 November 2019. Another test will be offered in early 2020 for those unable to attend.
Orientation Program for Year 7 2020
Two Orientation Days for new Year 7 students are organised each year. The first day is where 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 2020 students will be held Friday 15 November 2019. The other day is an ICT Orientation Day 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 once they start the following year. This day will be held on Friday 13 December 2019.
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 2020.
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.