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The move from primary to secondary school is an exciting time for students. At Siena College, girls are warmly welcomed to the next stage of their education and our transition program ensures that students have many opportunities to forge friendships and develop a sense of belonging to the Siena community.
The transition commences with members of the Wellbeing Team visiting all incoming students at their primary school in their Grade 6 year. Students also attend an Orientation Day at Siena College in November and parents and students are invited to attend a Transition Information Evening.
At the start of the school year, our new Year 7s commence their secondary education with a transition day where they and the Year 12 students are the only students on campus. This time allows students not only to get to know each other, but also gives them the opportunity to orientate themselves on the campus with their cohort and the supportive presence of the Year 12 students. This transition day is a ‘getting to know you’ day spent with other Years 7s in their House Group, learning about lockers, planners, timetables and participating in House activities.
Each Year 7 student receives a letter from their ‘Big Sister’, who is in their House. During their orientation, they meet their Year 12 Big Sisters with whom they will participate in several fun activities throughout the year.
Since 1971, the Siena Parents’ Association (SPA) has been supporting students at Siena by bringing the parent and school community together with events and fundraising activities. Through the support of Siena parents, SPA has raised $229,335 and supported the academic, spiritual, cultural, sporting and social interests of your wonderful daughters.
Each year, SPA hosts an annual raffle and you could be just a few clicks away from winning some fantastic prizes!
We invite you to get online, join in the fun and have a chance to win prizes ranging from school tuition, flight centre vouchers, wine and gift vouchers from our generous sponsors.
A reminder that this year the SPA Raffle is digital: click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
The SPA Raffle will be drawn on Friday, 17 February 2023. Don’t miss out on your chance to win big!