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Starting school resources

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are many ways a parent or carer can help their child transition from home or kindy to school.

Browse the transition to school activities and resources designed to assist families, early education and care services and schools to support positive transitions to Prep.​

 

The fact sheet for parents and families provides information and strategies to support positive transitions to school.

 

The starting school game includes 34 playing cards and instructions for bingo, go fish, memory and snap. The supporting starting school guide booklet includes practical ideas families can do together to help their child as they move into school.

 

Check out the Chatterbox and translated versions – a fun activity for you and your child as they start school.

 

Download a starting school map.

 

Keep the Enrolling in Prep checklist handy on your phone or computer, so you don't forget anything.

Check out our starting school podcasts available on the Department of Education website.

Be You, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace, has developed a range of evidence-informed resources for families and educators:


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Videos

Watch these videos showing how partners play a key role in supporting positive transitions to school.

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Last updated 29 November 2022