Kindy transition statements

At kindy, your child makes new friends, develops new interests and strengths, and learns so much as they play.

As you and your child begin to plan for the big step from kindy to school, you will have so much to share with your child’s new school teacher.

In November, you and the kindy teacher will write a transition statement which is all about your child’s learning and development in kindy, and will include your suggestions to support your child’s transition from kindy to school.

The transition statement is one way for the school and Prep teacher to get to know your child and family before the school year.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the transition statement and include information about your child’s unique strengths, abilities, motivations and needs.

Your child can also add to their own transition statement. They might draw pictures about their interests or particular concerns they may have about starting school.

Schools receive transition statements from kindies before the school year starts.

You can use the statement to have conversations with the school about creating a welcoming place that meets the needs of you and your child.

The school can also use the information in transition statements to make sure that children’s learning continues from kindy to Prep.

When you sign the parent/carer consent form, your kindy will send the transition statement directly to your child’s new school.

By working together we can support a great start to school for all Queensland children.

Published — 20 June 2018 Last updated — 05 September 2018

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