Transition statements contain important information about each child's learning and development in kindergarten and include suggestions that will support each child's continued learning when they start school.
A transition statement summarises a child's learning in the five learning and development areas of the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline or other equivalent and accredited learning guideline.
It is an expectation that approved and funded kindergarten providers complete a written transition statement for each child enrolled in their program in November of the kindergarten year and provide this to families.
Parents, carers and children contribute to the transition statement describing their child's strengths, challenges, motivations and achievements.
Parents and carers can choose to share the transition statement with their child's new Prep teacher and/or other relevant staff at their new school, or they can consent to it being passed to the nominated school by the kindergarten teacher.
Early childhood services, families and schools can use the information in the transition statement to discuss and plan for children's successful transition to school.
Transition statement parent/carer consent form
The purpose of the transition statement parent/carer consent form is to make it easier for families to pass on their child's transition statement to the school.
Parents and carers are given the consent form by the kindergarten teacher when they receive their transition statement. Transition statements belong to families who choose how they will share the statement.
The kindergarten teacher will inform them that by signing the form they can choose to:
- consent to the kindergarten sharing their child's transition statement with the nominated school on their behalf
- consent to the kindergarten and Prep teacher or other relevant school staff contacting one another to discuss information on the transition statement
- consent to the transition statement being shared with the outside school hours care service.
The consent form should only be completed after families have read and support the transition statement. This ensures the family understands exactly what they are consenting to when they sign the form.
Finally, the kindergarten teacher can give permission to be contacted by the school by providing their details and signing the consent form.
Sharing the transition statement with schools
For further information about the transition statement process, view the Transition statement flow chart (PDF, 194KB).