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.
fact sheet for parents and families (PDF, 852KB) provides information and strategies to support positive transitions.
starting school brochure (PDF, 386KB) provides tips for supporting your child at this important time.
starting school game includes 34 playing cards and instructions for bingo, go fish, memory and snap.
Check out the
translated versions – a fun activity for you and your child.
starting school map
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.
information fact sheet for services (PDF, 982KB) to assist in supporting positive transitions.
Wonderful me poster (PDF, 119KB)
Share the parent resources with your families and access the school resources.
The following documents and resources can support schools to identify, plan and implement transition strategies and practices that meet the unique needs of the children in their community. They are designed to assist schools in strengthening their approach to transition and selection of transition to school strategies.
supporting successful transitions inquiry guide assists schools to use the decision-making tool to identify, plan and implement transition strategies and practices.
Orientation strategies for schools: supporting positive transitions (PDF, 1.1MB)
Supporting successful transitions – school decision-making tool
Executive summary of supporting successful transitions: school decision-making tool (PDF, 1.4MB)
Browse the wondering about school activities and resources designed to assist the development of the Children's investigations booklet.
Watch these videos showing how partners play a key role in supporting positive transitions to school.
What is a transition statement?
Transcript (DOCX, 21KB)
Western Suburbs Kindergarten
Parents say the transition statement helped them understand their child's progress.
Transcript (DOCX, 24KB)
Find out how transition statements are supporting a great start to school.
Undurba State School
Prep teachers explain how they use transition statements to better understand children's needs.
Transcript (DOCX, 23KB)
Peregian Springs State School
The insights that transition statements provide ensure that 'learning suits the learner'.
Transcript (DOCX, 26KB)
Advice from parents to parents: Sharee
Transcript (DOCX, 19KB)
Advice from parents to parents: Emma
Transcript (DOCX, 18KB)
Advice from parents to parents: Carla
Supporting families: Principal Daniel Evans
Orientation to school: Bradley Clarke
Transcript (RTF, 97KB)
Orientation to School: Professor Bob Perry
Transcript (RTF, 99KB)
The importance of transitions: Professor Bob Perry
Transcript (RTF, 102KB)
The importance of transitions: Principal Bradley Clark
Transcript (RTF, 95KB)
Strengthening transition practices: Principal Bradley Clark
Transcript (RTF, 100KB)
Strengthening transition practices: Professor Bob Perry
Transcript (RTF, 24KB)
Building Transition Partnerships: Principal Bradley Clark
Transcript (RTF, 98KB)