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Transition to school: information for families

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.

Information for families

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 Adobe PDF document312K | RTF version Rich text format document 54K

Support your child's transition to school with some simple tips and fun activities with the chatterbox.

Better together brochure

Families play a significant role in supporting the transition to school. The Better together brochure (PDF version) Adobe PDF document1.0M(Word version) Microsoft® Word document 15K provides tips for supporting your child at this important time.

Translated transition resources

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This page was last reviewed on 17 Nov 2016

Translation is provided by Google for your convenience. The department is not responsible for the accuracy of the translation. Readers should always refer to the English original as the source of information.

Watch parents Sharee, Carla and Emma discuss how a successful transition can help children and families enjoy a positive start to school.

Advice from parents to parents: Sharee

"How can a good transition to school help families?"
Transcript Microsoft® Word document 14K

Advice from parents to parents: Emma

"How can a good transition to Prep help with future transitions?"
Transcript Microsoft® Word document 13K

Advice from parents to parents: Carla

"How can a good transition to school help everyone?"
Transcript Microsoft® Word document 14K

Principal Daniel Evans discusses how the school principal can welcome your family into the school community.

Supporting families: Principal Daniel Evans

"How can principals help families with the transition to school?"
Transcript Microsoft® Word document 14K

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