Each year the families of children in grade 6 complete forms listing their preferred secondary schools.  All secondary schools offer the same core curricula, but a number specialise in specific curriculum areas, some offer accelerated learning classes, some provide the opportunity to work in single sex classes and many schools offer a variety of scholarships. There is no guarantee that students will receive their first choice of school, so it is important to come up with a number of suitable schools. Preference forms are completed in May each year.

Parents should consider which school will best suit the needs and aspirations of their child. We highly recommend that parents visit the secondary schools or attend open days by the end of year 5.

It is important that  more than one government school is listed on the preference form.

Students from Seaholme P.S. who do not receive thier preferences will be enrolled at the closest government secondary school which is Altona P-9 College.

It is the role of Seaholme Primary School to pass the transition forms on to the secondary schools who then allocate positions.

To make an informed choice about which school to send your child to it is important that you gather as much information as possible. There are a number of ways to collect this information including:

  • Talking to other parents who have sent their children to the schools you are interested in.
  • Attending open days and information evenings at secondary schools (these are often advertised in local newspapers).
  • Arranging interviews with the assistant principals of the secondary schools.
  • Exploring secondary school websites.

We have included this section on our website to assist parents in gathering information. The schools we have included are the schools that the majority of children at Seaholme apply to.


Year 7 students Click here for survey about your new secondary college.

Transition Website


This is a new Victorian Government site that allows you to search for information about all school in Victoria. Click on “search for a provider or a qualification.” You then type in the name of the school, or you can pick the type of school you want (eg secondary). You can specify postcodes or suburbs if you wish, and you also have a choice to choose surroundings suburbs. Once you find the school you want there is a link to their website.




Altona P-9 College

103a Grieve Parade, Altona


Al-Taqwa College

301 Sayers Road,Truganina


Bayside College Altona North Campus:Cnr McArthurs Rd &Millers Rd,North Altona
Williamstown Campus:29-69 Kororoit Creek Rd, Williamstown
http://www.bayside.vic.edu.au/Academic Achievers ProgramFor application forms or further information ph. 9397 1377
Carranballoc College Cnr Foxwood Dve & Dunnings Rd,Point Cook http://www.caranballac.vic.edu.au/
Emmanuel College Notre Dame Campus:Cnr Dunnings Rd. &Foxwood Dve.Point Cook.St Pauls Campus:423 Blackshaws Rd.North Altona http://web.ecmelb.catholic.edu.au/
Footscray City College Kinnear Street, Footscray http://www.footscray.vic.edu.au/
Gilmore Girls College 298 Barkly St, Footscray http://www.gilmoregirls.vic.edu.au/
Kensington Community High School 405 Racecourse Rd, Kensington http://www.kchs.vic.edu.au/
Maribyrnong Secondary College River St, Maribyrnong http://www.maribsc.vic.edu.au/
Mount St Joseph Girls’ College 133 Maidstone St, Altona http://www.msj.vic.edu.au/
University High 77 Story St, Parkville http://www.unihigh.vic.edu.au/
Westbourne Grammar School 300 Sayers Rd, Truganina www.westbournegrammar.com
Williamstown High School Bayview St, Williamstown http://www.willihigh.vic.edu.au/
*Information aboutnon-government schools http://www.independentschoolparents.com.au/