Year 7 2021 Essentials


Welcome to Rossmoyne Senior High School.

Please find some information below to help your family transition from Primary School to High School.

Student Orientation and Your First Day

  • Parent Information Night

    Parent Information Night took place in September 2020. This evening serves as a welcome to parents of new Year 7 students. It is an informative evening with key RSHS Leadership Staff. All enrolled families received details and instructions on how to RSVP in late August 2020.

  • Student Orientation Day

    In December 2020 students enrolled in Year 7 2021 are invited to a day of orientation where they see the school grounds and meet their peers.
    All enrolled families received details via email in Week 5 of  Term 4.

  • Family Orientation Day

    In January 2021 families of students enrolled in Year 7 are invited to a day of orientation where they can become familiar with the school grounds. All enrolled families received details via email in Week 5 of  Term 4, including their Family Pass.

  • Student First Day 2021

    Our transition staff coordinate multiple days of orientation activities to help new Year 7 students settle in during the first week of Term 1.
    On Day 1 students should come prepared with basic stationery, their laptop and a healthy lunch and snacks. During this week, students will receive their timetables, school diary, their SEQTA account log-in details, and other instructions about how to prepare for each of their classes.

Key Staff Members and Contacts

  • Pastoral Care Contacts for Parents

    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 make contact with Student Central via their child’s House Leader. Contact details for your child’s House Leader are available on the Student Central webpage. For urgent matters, contact Student Central by phone during school hours on 9235 1740.

  • Curriculum Concern Contacts for Parents

    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 (accessed through SEQTA). Parents will receive their log-in details for SEQTA during the first week of Term 1. If necessary, these queries will be elevated to the relevant Head of Learning Area.

What to Prepare

  • Packing your bag for Day 1

    On Day 1 students should come prepared with basic stationery, their computer and healthy food.  Across multiple days of orientation in Week 1, students will receive their timetables, school diary, SEQTA account log-in details, and other instruction on how to prepare for each of their classes for the rest of the Year.

  • Book Lists

    Book lists are available on our Book and Resources List webpage. 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 post).

  • Computers, Notebooks or Tablets for School Use

    Parents of Year 7s and new students are requested to provide a notebook computer or tablet for their child. The device needs to have a long battery life, be light and portable (maximum 14” screen), and be practical for classroom use. Learn more.

  • Contributions and Charges

    Enrolled families will be mailed their Contributions and Charges Statement in late November, before Term 1 commences the following year. This will display a summary of your child’s enrolled subjects for the year, and will detail specific Book List or Resource requirements for each subject.

  • Uniforms

    Uniforms are available to purchase new and second hand. Read more about where to purchase. Students will need to be responsible for packing and bringing their Sports Uniform for PE and other Physical Recreation Classes.

  • School Map

    The student diary (received in Week 1) includes a copy of the RSHS School Map.

Stay Informed

  • SEQTA

    SEQTA is an online portal used for Teacher-Student-Parent communication. Student timetables, parent communications 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 via email.

  • School News

    The school publishes regular Principal Updates throughout each term, these will be emailed to parents and are also available on the school’s website: view recent updates here.
    At the end of each term, the school publishes The Rossmoyne Quarterly online magazine as a celebration of student achievement and aspiration. The Rossmoyne Quarterly is emailed to parents and is also available to read online here.
    Parents and students are encouraged to stay connected with the school’s public news via our Facebook and Latest News webpage.

What can you do before Day 1?

  • How can students prepare themselves?

    Students can focus on the skills below, these will help with transition to a high school environment:

    • Manners and respect (for themselves, for others and for property).
    • Being able to look at someone, politely greet them and shake hands.
    • 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 task due dates.
  • How can parents help?

    To help your child transition to high school, we suggest:

    • Keeping a copy of your child’s timetable and encourage them to refer to it when packing their bag each day.
    • Set up a designated area for study at home – it doesn’t have to be a desk, but it is best to have a quiet area that is kept as neat as possible.
    • Label everything!!!
    • Only buy the uniform as outlined (including shoes and laces).
    • Attend events such as annual BBQ, music recitals, Rossmingles.See the School Calendar.
    • Listen to your child to get to know the names of their teachers and friends.
    • Take care when driving around the school.
    • Please do not phone or text your child directly during school hours.

Attendance and Absentees

  • Parent and Guardian Requirements

    It is a legal requirement for any absence to be covered by a phone call or written explanation from the student’s parent or legal guardian. Parents are advised to SMS our 24 hour SMS Absentee line 0419 098 172 before 9.30am on the day of absence or phone 9235 1740 during business hours. Please state the students full name, year group, the parent/guardian name, date of absence and reason for absence. The school will contact the parent/guardian via an SMS message if a student has been marked absent from school with no notification. The parent/guardian must provide a reason for all absences from school.

  • Arriving Late or Leaving Early

    If your child is late to school, or needs to leave early, they must bring a note from their parent or legal guardian and come through Student Central to sign in or out.