Starting school is an important milestone in a child’s life. There are so many ways you can support your child to have a great start to school from using kindy transition statements to practical ideas to get ready for school.
What is transition to school?
Transition to school is a term used to describe the process of moving from home or kindy to school – in Queensland the first year is called Prep.
Why is a successful transition to school important?
Making a successful transition to school helps your child develop a lifelong love of learning.
How do I support my child?
Check out our fun activities, tips and advice that you can use at home to support your child starting school.
What is a kindy transitions statement?
The kindy transition statement is a document about your child’s learning and development in kindergarten. It is prepared by the kindergarten where your child attends, in consultation with you and your child. By sharing the kindy transition statement with your new school let’s them prepare for your child before they start school.
How do I share the kindy transition statement with my new school?
Simply sign the kindy transition statement parent/carer consent form and your kindy will do the rest.
Learn more ….
Practical ideas to get ready for school
We’ve put together some fun activities, tips and advice that you can use at home to make this an exciting time for your child.
As your child’s first teacher, you are in the best position to support their transition to school through establishing routines and providing positive experiences.
By working together, families, kindy teachers and school staff can all support children as they transition from home to kindy to school.
Using kindy transitions statements
Watch this video to learn more about transition statements.
What is the transition statement parent/carer consent form, and what does it mean for my child?
A positive start to school will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning.
Supporting their transition to Prep
Talking, reading and playing with your child are all ways they learn. This helps them to get school-ready.
Talking with your child about going to Prep, what they can expect to do there and other kids they know who go to school will help them feel more confident.
In Queensland, children with significant educational support needs can access support through early childhood development programs and services.