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Transition to school resources

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There are many ways as a parent or carer that you can help your child transition from home or kindy to school.

Browse the collection of transition to school activities and resources designed to assist families, early childhood education and care providers and schools to support positive transitions to Prep.

For parents and families

The fact sheet for parents and families (PDF, 852KB) provides information and strategies to support positive transitions.

The starting school brochure (PDF, 386KB) provides tips for supporting your child at this important time.

The starting school game includes 34 playing cards and instructions for bingo, go fish, memory and snap.

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

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

For early year services, educators and teachers

Share the parent resources with your families and access the school resources.

For schools

These documents can support schools to identify, plan and implement transition strategies and practices that meet the needs of their community. They are designed to assist schools in strengthening their approach to transition and their selection of transition to school strategies.

The supporting successful transitions inquiry guide assists schools to use the decision-making tool to identify, plan and implement transition strategies and practices that meet the unique needs of their community.

The supporting successful transitions inquiry guide assists schools to use the decision-making tool to identify, plan and implement transition strategies and practices.

Print and display the welcome to our school poster (PDF, 1.2MB) at your school. Translated versions are also available.

Browse the collection of wondering about school activities and resources designed to assist the development of the Children's investigations booklet.

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Make the step to Prep

Two short videos have been produced to promote the importance of positive transitions to Prep – the next step in a child’s learning journey after Kindergarten.

To be eligible for Prep, children must be aged 5 years by 30 June in the year they start. Parents and carers can contact their local school to find out more.

Check out schools are ready to welcome you and continue the learning journey for information about helping your child make the step to Prep.

Videos

Watch these videos outlining how all partners have a key role in supporting positive transitions to school.

Western Suburbs Kindergarten

Parents say the transition statement helped them understand their child's progress.

Transcript (DOCX, 24KB)

Weir Kindergarten

Find out how transition statements are supporting a great start to school.

Transcript (DOCX, 24KB)

Western Suburbs Kindergarten

Parents say the transition statement helped them understand their child's progress.

Transcript (DOCX, 24KB)

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)

Building Transition Partnerships: Principal Bradley Clark

Prep teachers explain how they use transition statements to better understand children's needs.

Transcript (RTF, 98KB)

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Last updated 30 November 2020