The start of school year can be an exciting and, at times, challenging period for parents and children - especially during the transition to prep; or from primary to secondary school.
Parents can relax in the knowledge that we're achieving excellence in teaching and learning, building a world-class education system, and creating opportunities for every Victorian through education.
Starting Kindergarten, Primary or Secondary School
Support from parents and guardians is important to ensure the start of primary or secondary school is as smooth as possible. It is important for you as parents or guardians to be a part of your child's education by finding out what they are learning about, reading with them, and engaging with the school community. There are plenty of helpful tips and guidance to support your child in the lead up to, and following, the first day:
Tipsheets for starting prep
Tipsheets for starting secondary school
Moving from primary school to high school might seem a bit scary, but it's also a really exciting time.
- Relax and embrace the change
- Don't be afraid to ask questions
- Make new friends
- Remember teachers, and other school staff are there to help
- Do your best - but exams aren't everything
- Balance study and socialising
- Try different activities and embrace school spirit
For more information supporting going back to school, see: