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A Warm Welcome to our New Year 7 Students

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new Year 7 students and their families. We begin the year with 152 Year 7s, who completed a two day Transition Program before all the other students returned to the College. This program included various activities to ensure that our new Year 7 students feel comfortable, confident and safe in their new learning environment, in order to help them maximise their learning opportunities at Siena throughout the school year.

Our Year 7s spent their first morning getting to know their House Group Teachers, who carefully introduced them to how things work at Siena. Using circle time activities, the girls began to get to know one another. In an effort to begin learning their way around the school, students participated in an orienteering activity and, at lunchtime, signed up for GSV sports with our Physical Education staff. The girls engaged in various brain breaks and visualisation tasks in order to recharge their focus throughout the day.

The second day of the Transition Program provided an opportunity for the girls to meet some of their Classroom Teachers, who spent time setting up classroom expectations for the year as well as providing lots of opportunities for the girls to get to know one another better.

In an effort to continually improve and refine our practice, I welcome any feedback from parents in regards to our Transition Program. Feedback may be emailed directly to mdenholm@siena.vic.edu.au and will help to inform the planning of our Transition Program for next year.

Minna Denholm
Transition Coordinator and Cassia Assistant House Coordinator

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I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new Year 7 students and their families. We begin the year with 152 Year 7s, who completed a two day Transition Program before all the other students returned to the College. This program included various activities to ensure that our new Year 7 students feel comfortable, confident and safe in their new learning environment, in order to help them maximise their learning opportunities at Siena throughout the school year.

Our Year 7s spent their first morning getting to know their House Group Teachers, who carefully introduced them to how things work at Siena. Using circle time activities, the girls began to get to know one another. In an effort to begin learning their way around the school, students participated in an orienteering activity and, at lunchtime, signed up for GSV sports with our Physical Education staff. The girls engaged in various brain breaks and visualisation tasks in order to recharge their focus throughout the day.

The second day of the Transition Program provided an opportunity for the girls to meet some of their Classroom Teachers, who spent time setting up classroom expectations for the year as well as providing lots of opportunities for the girls to get to know one another better.

In an effort to continually improve and refine our practice, I welcome any feedback from parents in regards to our Transition Program. Feedback may be emailed directly to mdenholm@siena.vic.edu.au and will help to inform the planning of our Transition Program for next year.

Minna Denholm
Transition Coordinator and Cassia Assistant House Coordinator