Starting school is an important milestone in a child's life – and supporting children to successfully 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 successfully 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.
Collaborating for success
Watch what parents and teachers are saying about transition statements:
Parents and carers can consent to the transition statement being passed to the school by the kindergarten teacher, or they can choose to share it with their child's new Prep teacher and/or other relevant staff at their new school.
Find out more about the transition statement parent/carer consent form (DOCX, 124KB).
For more information about transition statements, visit the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website or The Early Years Count website.
Supporting successful transitions
supporting successful transitions inquiry guide developed to guide schools in using the framework of the
Supporting successful transitions: school decision-making tool.
School decision-making tool action areas
Learn about the action areas outlined in the 'Supporting successful transitions – school decision-making tool'.
K-2 Enhancing Continuity and Alignment
Visit the K-2 Enhancing continuity and alignment online resource hub.
Read about how parents and carers can help their child enjoy a positive start to school.
Find out about transition statements for children starting school.
Orientation to school
Learn about how orientation strategies can help schools prepare children for Prep.
Wondering about school
Learn about connecting Prep and kindergarten children, their families and schools through the 'Wondering about school' resources.
Activities and resources: transition to school
Learn about activities and resources available to early childhood services, schools and families to assist children to successfully transition to school.