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By working together, families, kindy teachers and school staff can all support children as they transition from home to kindy to school.
You know your child best and know what might help them enjoy a great start to school. You can support your child at this important time by:
Kindy can help your child make friends, build confidence and develop a love of learning. You can ask your child’s kindy teacher about starting school.
Talk to your child’s kindy teacher about:
You can share your kindy transition statement with your school by signing the parent/carer consent form. It is about your child’s learning in kindy. You and your child’s kindy teacher will develop the transition statement together with suggestions about supporting their start to school.
Your child’s transition statement can support the conversation with your new teacher in getting to know your child so they can better support their social and emotional and learning needs when they start school
It can support you to talk to your child’s school teacher about:
When you sign the parent/carer consent form, you can also give permission for the kindy and Prep teachers (or other relevant school staff) to contact each other to talk about information on your child’s transition statement.
This is one way for the school and Prep teacher to get to know your child and family before the school year, and begin to prepare for a great start to school.
Joining the community
Your whole family joins a new community when your child starts school. It’s a chance for you to make new friends with other families and support each other.
You can meet other families by: