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Welcome to Rossmoyne

Starting high school is a time of excitement and anticipation as families embark on a new chapter. At Rossmoyne we have a wonderful transition team who will ensure your family knows everything you need to know to settle into high school life.

The transition team during Term 2 will start to visit our local primary schools to provide enrolment packs and meet our future Rossmoyne students.

Enrolments for Year 7 2025 open on Monday 10 June 2024 and close Friday 19 July 2024.

Upcoming dates for incoming 2025 Year 7 can be found here.  

Year 6 events and transition

During Term 3, our transition team will visit our local primary schools again, along with some current Rossmoyne students and answer any questions primary students may have about starting high school.

Parent Information Evening
The Year 7 2025 Parent Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 6 November 2024. This evening will focus on the Year 7 curriculum and major differences between primary and secondary schooling.

Student Orientation Day

Orientation Day will be held on Monday 2 December for all enrolled students. Students get their first look at the school grounds and meet their peers and teachers during a fun-filled day.

Family Orientation Day
Families of students enrolled in Year 7 are invited to explore the school grounds together in late January, a few days before the first day of term. Many families used this day to practice their travel-to-school routine.

Year 7 orientation

From primary to high school

At high school, students are expected to gain individual independence. The school day is divided in to five learning periods and two breaks. Each period students move independently between classrooms and are taught by different specialist teachers in each subject. Orientation activities in Week 1 will set students up for success at high school, helping them adapt quickly to their new routine.

Transition Week
Our transition team coordinate multiple days of orientation activities to help new Year 7 students settle into Term 1. During Transition Week, students receive their timetables, school diary, SEQTA account log-in details, and other instructions about how to prepare for each of their classes.

The first week of Year 7
On the first day of Year 7, students should bring basic stationery and healthy food. During Transition Week, students receive their timetables, school diary, SEQTA account log-in details, and other instructions about how to prepare for each of their classes. On Day 1 of school, families who are doing a car drop-off are asked to please use the Apsley Road carpark – this is the closest drop-off point to the Year 7 Courtyard where students will begin their first day. Please do not drop your child to the school’s reception.

Students are not required to bring their sports uniform on Thursday or Friday of Week 1. Students will need to bring their devices on Friday to school.

If you have any concerns, please contact our Year 7  Program Co-ordinator Michelle Reeves on email michelle.d.reeves@education.wa.edu.au

Prepare for Year 7 – what to buy, pack, organise and practice.

Packing your school bag
For the first day of Year 7, students should bring basic stationery and healthy food. During Transition Week, students receive their timetables, school diary, SEQTA account log-in details, and other instructions about how to prepare for each of their classes.

Uniform
New uniforms are available to purchase from Uniform Concepts in Willetton and second-hand uniforms are available for purchase at Rossmoyne Senior High School on a Friday between 8.30am and 9.30am. More information about our uniform options and where to purchase can be found here.

Incoming Year 7 students wishing to purchase a new uniform are encouraged to make an appointment at Uniform Concepts for a fitting during Term 4 to avoid long queues in January.

Students will need to be responsible for packing and bringing their Sports Uniform for Physical Education and other Physical Recreation classes.

Students are required to wear predominantly black or white socks and shoes.

Second Hand Uniform Shop 2024 Opening Hours 

Every Friday 8:30 am-9:30 am during the school terms.

Please note: the second-hand uniform shop is closed during Student Free days. Volunteers welcome!
Resources lists

Resources lists are available online. Please only purchase resources for the subjects that your child is enrolled in, as shown on your Contributions and Charges Statement (received late November by email).

Computers, notebooks or tablets for school use
Parents of new students are requested to provide a notebook computer or tablet for their child to use at school. Learn more about Rossmoyne’s one-to-one computer program.

Lockers
Year 7 students have optional access to purple-coloured lockers. To start using a purple locker, students should find one that is empty and place their own lock on it, then log in to SEQTA and register their name to the locker number. Students will receive their SEQTA account log-in details during their first week of school and may register a locker at any time once they gain access to SEQTA. Unregistered locks will be removed.

School Map
All students receive a school map within their Student Diary in Week 1. School Maps are also provided at Family Orientation Day.

Travel to school
Rossmoyne Senior High School can be accessed by bike, bus, on-foot or in a car. Students and families are encouraged to practice the route to school before the start of term – many families use the Family Orientation Day as a practice run. On Family Orientation Day bike racks are available for use by visiting families.

The school day
The Rossmoyne school day is divided in to five learning periods and two breaks. Each period students move independently between classrooms and are taught by different specialist teachers in each subject. Students can prepare for the flow of the school week by becoming familiar with the bell times for the school day.

Life skills for students
Practicing these skills will help students transition to the high school environment:

  • Manners and respect (for themselves, for others and for property).
  • Being able to look at someone and politely greet them.
  • Catching public transport and using appropriate behaviours on the bus and train.
  • Crossing roads.
  • Appropriate personal hygiene habits and being able to manage any regular medications.
  • Keeping organised, particularly taking note of due dates.

Tips for parents
Parents can help their children transition into high school by:

  • Keeping a copy of their timetable and encouraging them to use it when packing their school bag.
  • Labelling their belongings; uniform, laptop, stationary – everything!
  • Ensuring they have the correct uniform.
  • Listening out to pick up on the names of their teachers and friends.
  • Attending school events such as orientation days, picnics, and music recitals.
  • Setting up a designated area for study at home – it doesn’t have to be a desk, but it is best to have a quiet seated area that is kept as neat as possible.
  • Taking care when driving around the school.
  • Avoiding phoning or texting them directly during school hours.

Communicating with the school

New families are encouraged to become familiar with the school’s communication systems.

Arriving late or leaving early

Parents and guardians are legally required to account for any student absence by phone or written explanation. Students must check in to the Student Central office if they arrive late, or leave early.

Sick or otherwise absent

Parents and guardians are legally required to account for any student absence by phone or written explanation. Parents must notify the Student Central office if their child is off-sick or absent for any other reason.

Contacts for wellbeing support

If parents have concerns relating to their child’s pastoral care (including social and emotional wellbeing, any family situation, learning difficulty or mental health) they are encouraged to contact their child’s Year Leader.

Contacts for in-class support

If parents have concerns relating to curriculum (including queries about classes, curriculum, homework etc.) they are encouraged to contact the relevant classroom teacher using contact details found on the student timetable. The student timetable is available through SEQTA. Parents will receive their log-in details for SEQTA during the first week of Term 1. If necessary, these queries will be referred to the relevant Head of Learning Area.

Stay informed

SEQTA

SEQTA is an online portal used for direct teacher-student-parent communication. Student timetables, parent communication with teaching staff, assessments and reports are all located online on SEQTA. Parents will receive their log-in details for SEQTA during the first week of Term 1 by email.

Emails

Event invitations and information about key school our year group events are emailed directly to families. Please keep an eye on your email inbox, and notify the school if you have any issues receiving, reading or understanding emailed information.

School news

Event invitations and information about key school our year group events are emailed directly to families. The school also publishes regular updates throughout each term on the school’s website: view recent updates here.

At the end of each term, the school publishes The Rossmoyne Quarterly magazine, an online celebration of student achievement and aspiration. The Rossmoyne Quarterly is emailed to parents and is also available to read online here.

Parents are encouraged to stay connected with the school’s public news via Facebook.

The Student Council also run a student news channel on Instagram, students aged 13+ are encouraged to stay connected by following this account.

Should you have any queries please contact our Enrolment Officer, Tracy Bruinsma on email tracy.bruinsma@education.wa.edu.au