A positive start to school will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning.
A successful transition to school is more than a great first day. It is your child feeling welcome, safe and confident in their new school environment.
This journey begins well before your child starts school and only ends when they feel a sense of belonging.
Schools, early childhood education and care services and families all have a part to play in helping children successfully transition to school.
Read this factsheet to help you and your child with the transition to school - Transition to school: Information for families PDF version 312K | RTF version 54K
Support your child's transition to school with some simple tips and fun activities with the chatterbox.
Families play a significant role in supporting the transition to school. The Better together brochure (PDF version) 1.0M(Word version) 15K provides tips for supporting your child at this important time.
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This page was last reviewed on 17 Nov 2016
Watch parents Sharee, Carla and Emma discuss how a successful transition can help children and families enjoy a positive start to school.
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Principal Daniel Evans discusses how the school principal can welcome your family into the school community.
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