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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 helps foster their enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

Transition statements

Transition statements contain important information about a child's learning and development at kindergarten as well as suggestions for supporting their continued learning at school.

Kindergarten teachers develop the transition statement in November with input from parents/carers and children.

When shared with the child's new school, transition statements provide valuable information to assist in planning for a positive transition to school.

Transition statements - collaborating for success

Watch what parents and teachers are saying about transition statements:

Weir Kindergarten

Find out how transition statements are supporting a great start to school.

Transcript (DOCX, 24KB)

Western Suburbs Kindergarten

Parents say the transition statement helped them understand their child's progress.

Transcript (DOCX, 24KB)

Undurba State School

Prep teachers explain how they use transition statements to better understand children’s needs.

Transcript (DOCX, 23KB)

Peregian Springs State School

The insights that transition statements provide ensure that 'learning suits the learner'.

Transcript (DOCX, 26KB)

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

Find out more about the transition statement process and the parent/carer consent form on the transition statement flowchart (PDF, 200KB).​

For more information about transition statements, visit the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website or The Early Years Count website.

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Last updated
27 November 2018
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