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Transition to school

​​​​​Starting school is an important milestone in a child's life.

Supporting children to successfully transition to school hel​ps foster their enthusiasm for lifelong learning.


A child's transition to school experience starts well before, and extends far beyond, their first day.

Schools and early childhood services

By working together, early childhood ​services, schools, families and relevant community organisations can help children enjoy a positive start to school.

Transition statements

Transition statements contain important information about each child’s learning and development in kindergarten and include suggestions that will support each child’s continued learning when they start school.

Kindergarten teachers, parents, carers and children develop the transition statement together near the end of the kindy year.

When the transition statement is shared with the child’s new school, the valuable information they contain about each child’s strengths and interests is helpful for Prep teachers as they prepare to welcome each child and plan for their ongoing learning and development.

Parents and carers can choose to share the Transition statement with their child’s new Prep teacher and/or other relevant staff at their new school, or they can consent to it being passed to the school by the Kindergarten teacher.

Find out more about the Transition statement parent/carer consent form (DOCX, 123KB).

For more information about Transition statements, visit the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.

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Last updated
19 March 2018
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