Transition to School

Learn why it’s important for children to have a successful transition to school and how to support this process.

Importance of transition to school

Research tells us that a successful transition to school helps improve children’s educational and social outcomes. A good transition will help prepare children to make new friends, learn routines, and develop a sense of belonging within the new school environment. It will also help their school to recognise and support children’s developmental needs, interests and skills.

Supporting children to transition to school

Together, families, early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, and school staff all play a role in supporting a child as they transition to school. Visit the below pages for information and resources to help you through this exciting and important period:


  • Early childhood education

Business Unit:

  • Early Childhood Outcomes
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