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Wondering about school: Children's investigations booklet

Starting school for the first time is an important event in the lives of children and their families.

The Wondering about school resources provide schools with an opportunity to connect with families and neighbouring early childhood education and care services, to support children with their transition to school.

The resources also give Prep- and kindergarten-aged children opportunities to connect with each other, share their experiences, and build a sense of belonging in their community to make a positive start to school.

Wondering about school Childrens investigations booklet

The Wondering about school: Children's investigations booklet Microsoft® Word document6.8M encourages current Prep students to represent and communicate their thoughts, feelings and experiences of when they started school, to support kindergarten-aged children with their transition.

Start creating your new Wondering about school booklet - download the booklet, work with Prep students and their families to share supportive messages about starting school, and distribute the booklet to the new children and families who are entering Prep.

Download an example of the booklet here. Adobe PDF document2.3M


Instruction guide

The Instruction guide (PDF version) Adobe PDF document318K(Word version) provides suggestions for creating and using the booklet and associated resources.

The guide includes suggested timelines and approaches, conversation starters, resource list, and tips for creating the booklet.

Schools are encouraged to use the Wondering about school: Children's investigations booklet in a way that best suits their school. The suggestions in this document should be used as a guide only.


Curriculum and framework

The Frameworks and curriculum links (PDF version) Adobe PDF document186K(Word version) Microsoft® Word document 15K resource shows how the Wondering about school: Children's investigations booklet and associated activities connect with quality frameworks and key curriculum documents currently implemented in early years education.


Wondering about school: What can we do together?

Early childhood services and schools are encouraged to display the Wondering about school: What can we do together? poster (PDF version) Adobe PDF document2.5M(Word version) Microsoft® Word document 13K and share the activity ideas with families who are transitioning to school.

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This page was last reviewed on 06 Dec 2016


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