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In the Junior School, emphasis is placed on fostering the academic, emotional and social development of each student during the important primary to secondary transition period. The College recognises that early attention to the development of sound work and study habits produces excellent results. Leadership skills are fostered throughout the junior years.
Transition from primary to secondary school receives particular attention. Students participate in the ‘Passport to Secondary School’ program, which together with advice from primary school, forms the basis for transition. Students are placed into team groups according to their language selection, primary school information, parent wishes and the need to maintain existing friendship groups.
The college places high but realistic expectations on students in relation to attendance, effort, participation, behaviour and personal appearance. The Junior School environment helps students cope with a new and larger school and in establishing good attitudes to education.
Year 7 and 8 students at Glen Eira College study a common curriculum, including studies from each of the Learning Areas determined by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Students choose from three languages, French (includes French, French Immersion and CNED), Hebrew and Japanese (includes Japanese and Japanese Immersion). English as an Additional Language (EAL) is also available. Students are encouraged to participate in a rich and varied extra-curricular program.
In Year 9 students select electives from the Visual Arts, the Performing Arts and Technology.