Transition to School

Around 60,000 children start Kindergarten in Government schools each year.  Many schools provide activities to assist children in making a smooth transition into Kindergarten.

This resource is a compilation of information designed to assist in planning for the transition into school of young children.

The materials comprise:

  • research information on transition to school
  • examples of current practice
  • ideas for staff to review, plan and implement transition to school programs.


A good Transition to School process ensures children will start school ready to learn and schools will be ready for children. (Pianta 2004)


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