Transition to School

Transition to School Resource

Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. For families of children with developmental delay or disability, transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and as positive as possible.


 

Transition to school resource

Transition to school resource

Video Clips

One family's story about their child with a disability and their team. These clips demonstrate a community-wide approach to transition to school.

 

 


THIS RESOURCE PROVIDES A COMMUNITY-WIDE APPROACH TO THE TRANSITION TO SCHOOL

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Families

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Schools

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Communities

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Children

Downloadable resources

Downloadable resources

A number of checklists, templates and tables have been developed as part of the Transition to School Resource and can be accessed below as downloadable PDFs or PowerPoint presentations:

"Application and enrolment processes across NSW school sectors" table

"Helpful Learning Strategies" table

"Priority Learning Needs" table

"What to find out about the school" checklist

"Snapshot of my child" information sharing document

"I don't know which school my child will be attending" planning checklist

"I know which school my child will be attending" planning checklist

"My new school" story template

"Assembly at school" story template

"Canteen at school" story template

"Library at school" story template

"Recess and Lunch" at school story template

"Sport at school" story template

Useful books and resources

Useful books and resources

Listed below are some examples of published books about starting school which you may like to share with your child

My First Day at School
by Meredith Costain
Published by Windy Hollow Books (2013)
ISBN: 9781922081254

My First School Day

by Eve Marleau
Published by QEd Publications Limited (2009)
ISBN: 9781848351646

Bella goes to school
by Ian Whybrow
Published by Macmillan Children's Books (2010)
ISBN: 033050956X

A Special Place

Department of Education and Communities (2013)

Click here to view this story.

Other resources which include information about preparing for school

Getting Ready for School: A Guide for Parents of a Child with a Disability

Click here
to view this resource.

A Happy Start to School with Special Needs Schools A-Z

Department of Education and Communities

Click here to view this resource.

My day in Kindergarten video

Department of Education and Communities (2012)

Click here to view this resource.

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Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. For families of children with developmental delay or disability, transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and positive as possible.

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