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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.

Information for families

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

Read this factsheet to help you and your child with the transition to school - Transition to school: Information for families (PDF, 317KB)  (RTF, 58KB)

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

Better together brochure

Families play a significant role in supporting the transition to school. The Better together brochure (PDF, 1MB)  (DOCX, 19KB) provides tips for supporting your child at this important time.

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Last updated
10 April 2017
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