Browse the collection of Wondering about school activities and resources designed to assist the development of the Children's investigations booklet.
Starting school for the first time is an important event in the lives of children and their families.
The Wondering about school resources provide schools with an opportunity to connect with families and early childhood education and care services, to support children with their transition to school.
The Children's investigations booklet encourages current Prep students to represent and communicate their thoughts, feeling and experiences of when they started school, to support kindergarten-aged children with their transition.
Start creating your new Wondering about school Children's investigations booklet (DOCX, 6.9MB), work with Prep students and their families to share supportive messages about starting school, and distribute the booklet to the new children who are entering Prep.
These instruction guides and samples provide suggestions for creating and using the booklet and associated resources. Schools are encouraged to use the Wondering about school: Children's investigations booklet in a way that best suits their school. The suggestions in this document should be used as a guide only.
The frameworks and curriculum links (PDF, 296KB) (DOCX, 31KB) resources show how the Wondering about school: Children's investigations booklet and associated activities connect with quality frameworks and key curriculum documents currently implemented in the early years education.