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Transition to school: information for schools and early childhood services

Effective transition programs are based on strong relationships and communication between the child, their family, early education and care services, the school and the community.

To encourage these partnerships, the department has developed a statewide approach to link more information on the what, how and why of successful transitions. The diagram below provides information on how these questions interrelate:

What - statewide approach to transitionsWhy - importance of transitionsHow - strengthening transition practices

Successful   transitions diagram

Age-appropriate pedagogies

Effective pedagogy and practice is one of the five action areas described in the Supporting successful transitions: school decision-making tool. Adobe PDF document

Using age-appropriate pedagogies in the early years of schooling is important in supporting children to be actively engaged, creative and successful learners.

Discover more information about age-appropriate pedagogies in the early years of schooling.

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This page was last reviewed on 18 Aug 2015


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Transcript of Director-General's message. Rich text format document

Read about the transition to school newsletter editions.

Adobe PDF document

Download the Foundation paper Adobe PDF document to learn more about age-appropriate pedagogies for early years of schooling.

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