As students transition into and through MLC at key entry levels in Prep, Years 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 or at other year levels, appropriate support is provided to ensure transitions are as smooth as possible. Planning and preparation sessions are held for students in transition for one year level to the next and specific preparation sessions are held for either MLC Marshmead or Melbourne Term in Year 9.
All new students to MLC attend orientation sessions and a meeting with the Head of School. Year 7 students have Year 11 ‘Big Sisters’ and ‘Outdoor Leaders’ assigned to their Home Group who support the Year 7 wellbeing program.
Similarly, all Prep students are linked to a Year 4 ‘buddy’. New students in other year levels are also linked to a supportive MLC peer through age-appropriate Mentor or Buddy programs.