Starting school is an important milestone in a child's life – and supporting children to positively transition to school helps foster their enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
Schools, early childhood education and care services and families all have a part to play in helping children positively transition to school.
Transition statements contain important information about a child's learning and development at kindergarten as well as suggestions for supporting their continued learning at school.
Kindergarten teachers develop the transition statement in November with input from parents/carers and children.
When shared with the child's new school, transition statements provide valuable information to assist in planning for a positive transition to school.
Parents and carers can consent to the transition statement being developed using the online transition statement application. They can also consent to the transition statement being accessed by the child’s school via the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority portal. Parents/carers who do not give consent for their child’s transition statement to be developed using the online application will receive a transition statement and they can elect to provide a copy of the statement to the school.
For more information about transition statements, visit the
Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.
Watch what parents and teachers are saying about transition statements: