Year 7: 2021 and beyond


Transition into Secondary School

What you will quickly come to realise as a member of our Clayfield family, is every student is known, valued and understood. That’s what’s so special about being part of our small school with a big heart.

We understand that transitioning from Primary School into Secondary School is a big change. We offer guidance and support to students every step of the way. One way we do this is through a series of Transition Events that take place in the lead up to commencement in Year 7.

Student care is at the heart of everything we do at Clayfield. We place the utmost importance on designing connected, personalised learning experiences for each student, supported by our robust and well-developed pastoral care program. Our goal is to not only make the transition into Year 7 as smooth as possible for students, but to make every stage they embark on throughout their Secondary schooling a success.

Our Buddy System

Hear from Mr Justin Desmarchelier, Head of House, as he provides an overview of our Pastoral Care Program and Buddy System in Secondary School, through an interview with a current Year 7 student and her Year 11 buddy.


I didn’t really know anyone when I started at Clayfield College, but my buddy made me feel happy and safe. She would meet me every morning at the lockers, walk me to my Pastoral Care Group and to class. She would even eat lunch with me and help me read my timetable. I can’t imagine the first few weeks without her.”

Academic Program

‘Spotlight Videos’ for all Year 7 subjects offered at Clayfield, as well as information regarding some of our specialist programs, can be viewed here. Enjoy the opportunity to virtually meet our Heads of Department and Subject Coordinators for the following:

  • Science
  • Technology | Digital Technology, Robotics, Food Technology
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Social Science
  • Drama
  • Languages | Chinese and Spanish
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Christian Education
  • Learning Foundations and Personal Development
  • Personalised Learning.