Year 7 at OLSH College
In Year 7 every girl will grow in independence and thrive in our supportive, nurturing environment. She will engage in a vast array of experiences that stretch her thinking and allows her to discover her potential in a broad range of subjects. Year 7 is a time where girls are working out who they are and where they fit in the world. It is a time of seeking independence, responsibility and yearning for new experiences. The programs and structures at OLSH provide every girl with the confidence and security to be able to step outside of her comfort zone and try new things, while being closely supported to develop good habits for lifelong learning.
We provide vibrant learning environments with key teachers who deliver core subjects using an integrated, inquiry approach to learning, developing strong partnerships with your daughter. This learning approach is enhanced by participation in a broad range of specialist subjects with specialist teachers in areas such as Performing Arts, Digital Literacies, Visual Arts and Science. Our specialised facilities are well equipped to deliver engaging, relevant learning and resources in all subjects.
At OLSH we have an emphasis on student ownership and reflection of learning in order to pursue excellence. As the first step in this ongoing process, our Year 7s develop a folio of work throughout the year that allows them to see their growth as a learner, identify their successes and develop goals for future years. This process sets a solid foundation for your daughter to develop ownership of her own learning, a key element of student success for future years.
In the early years of Secondary School, it is crucial that girls have opportunities to form connections with their peers and teachers to not only help them find their place but also to help them develop the confidence to take on new challenges in and beyond school. Our Home Class structures bring together girls in Year 7 & 8 for Pastoral Care lessons with a focus on mentoring, leadership, welcome to community and developing the foundation for success at the College through the development of a growth mindset. A growth mindset encourages our girls to be reflective, resilient, risk takers and develop a love of learning.
From the moment your daughter enrols at the College she is a part of the OLSH community, and we have a tailored transition program to help her familiarise herself with the school environment and enable her to establish connections with her peers and teachers.
After School Hours Care
Although we do not provide a specific OSHC service, we run Homework Club after school where students can complete work and get support when needed with ESOs or teachers present until 4:30pm.
Our fees are based on an income structure approach to cater for all families. For Year 7, our fees are comparable to current Year 7 fees at our local Catholic primary schools. In 2019, the fees for year 7 families will be:
Band 1 $2900 (Full Fee Paying families)
Band 2 $2,320 (Mid Band Families)
Band 3 $1,740 (School Card Families)
We envisage there will be a small compulsory charge for families wishing to select an OLSH Laptop. Families also have the choice of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and may bring a laptop from home.
Other discounts for siblings, early payments etc will also be available.