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Information for families

A positive start to school will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning.

A successful transition to school is more than a great first day. It is your child feeling welcome, safe and confident in their new school environment.

This journey begins well before your child starts school and only ends when they feel a sense of belonging.


Schools, early childhood education and care services and families all have a part to play in helping children successfully transition to school.

The Information for families fact sheet (PDF, 269KB) (RTF, 104KB) can help you and your child with the transition to school.

Support your child's transition to school with some simple tips and fun activities with the chatterbox.

View the additional resources to support you and your child at this important time.


Families play a significant role in supporting the transition to school. The Starting school brochure (PDF, 1.66MB)(RTF, 24KB) provides tips for supporting your child at this important time.

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Last updated
27 November 2017
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