Starting primary school is a major milestone for you and your child, marking the start of a new phase of life for you both. Here you’ll find information on how to support your child to have a smooth transition to primary school.
The transition to school is an experience that starts well before, and extends far beyond, your child’s first day.
To support a positive start to school for all children, a guide has been developed to provide advice for families as well as early childhood education and care, outside school hours care and schools. To view the guide, see: Transition: A Positive Start to School (pdf - 763.19kb) | Word (docx - 1.14mb)
Across the first half of 2015, Semann & Slattery, on behalf of the Department, conducted a series of consultation across Victoria.
These consultations sought to obtain qualitative feedback from key stakeholders to further strengthen the Department’s understanding of current transition approaches, including the use of Transition Statements and supporting resources, to consider what is working well and where improvements can be made. Thank you to all those who contributed their valuable ideas and feedback at the face to face consultations as well as the online survey.
Detailed consultation findings are available in the final report: Transition Research
This information, in conjunction with other projects and data sources, will contribute towards a richer knowledge base on transition to school in Victoria, and enable the Department to better support children, families, and teachers in early childhood and school settings.