Primary Transition

The information below covers the process of students transitioning from primary school to Year 7 at Princes Hill Secondary College (PHSC). The Department of Education has set out a clear set of steps for students moving from primary to secondary school and the information provided below should be read in conjunction with Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents (parents seeking to apply for their child to move from a private primary school to a government secondary school should see information at this link).


Enrolment Priority Order

Princes Hill Secondary College is subject to enrolment restrictions as stipulated by the Department Placement Policy. Please see the Enrolment page for details on the priority order applied for new enrolments.

Primary School to Year 7 Transition Enrolment Process

The following steps outline the enrolment process for students in Year 6 at a Government Primary School in 2023 wishing to commence Year 7 at Princes Hill Secondary College in 2024.

All families seeking a Year 7 enrolment at the Princes Hill Secondary College must complete the Department Application for Year 7 Placement made available from their Primary School in April each year. Families applying with proximity to school or sibling claims must ensure that this information is recorded on that form and that the form is returned to their Primary School by the due date specified in the table above. Families applying from a non-Government School should review the Department Transition Information Pack if their primary school is not supporting the Year 6 to 7 transition application process.

Allocation of Places

Following the closing date all applications will be reviewed and places allocated on the basis of the priority order outlined in the Department Placement Policy. Additional information may be sought from the applicants or their Primary School.

All families will be officially notified of the outcome of their placement application by their Primary School. Princes Hill Secondary College will also confirm the outcome with a letter of offer after notification by the Primary School. Parents should return the Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to the Primary School. Princes Hill Secondary College reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a place if the circumstances of the applicant relevant to the priority order change. This will also be the case if substantiation documentation cannot be provided or verified.


Any family who has applied for Princes Hill Secondary College on their Application for Year 7 Placement form, but is not offered a place, is able to request a review of that decision. Advice regarding the appeal process will be forwarded to unsuccessful applicants, as requested. Reviews will be undertaken by the PHSC Principal and Regional Officers of the Department of Education and Training. Outcomes of the review will be reported to families in writing and the determination of the review will be final.

Waiting List Offers

Princes Hill Secondary College generally experiences some fluctuation in acceptance of offers and may be able to offer further places after the appeals process is complete. Families will be given the option of being placed on a waiting list for a place. Any places will be allocated as they become available, on the basis of the priority order outlined on the Enrolment page.