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Transition to school: Orientation to school

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.

Orientation strategies for schools

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.

Find out more information in the Orientation: Strategies for schools factsheetPDF version Adobe PDF documentRTF version Rich text format document

Leading Australian transitions researcher, Professor Bob Perry, and Everton Park State School Principal, Bradley Clark, discuss orientation to school in the videos below.

Transcript of Professor Bob Perry's video Rich text format document

Transcript of Principal Bradley Clark's video Rich text format document


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This page was last reviewed on 20 Dec 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.

Find out more information about school transitions in the Executive summary of the Supporting successful transitions: School decision-making tool

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