Orientation is an important part of the transition to school. It can be described as an event or series of events which familiarise children and families with significant features of their new environment.
For an optimal transition to school, all partners have a key role to play. The aim is to support every child to feel safe, secure and have a sense of belonging at school.
Each child and family have individual needs, concerns and expectations that should be considered and catered for.
Leading Australian transitions researcher, Professor Bob Perry, and Everton Park State School Principal, Bradley Clark, discuss orientation to school in the videos below.
This page was last reviewed on 20 Dec 2016
Find out more information about school transitions in the Executive summary of the Supporting successful transitions: School decision-making tool