Transitions – Transition to School Template 2

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Transitions – transition to School Template
Teacher information

Child’s name: _____________________________________________________________             Date of birth: ______________

Name of contact person completing this form: ____________________________________________          Date completed: __

Early childhood service name: ________________________________________________________________________________

Child’s attendance history: (e.g. number of days per week, number of years) __________________________________________

Description of program delivery: (e.g. sessional, full time, half day) _________________________________________________

 

Child’s strengths, motivations and interests

Suggestions to help the child settle into school

e.g. Siahna:

·       enjoys creating new imaginative play games

·       has well-developed ball skills

·       is interested in experimenting with art materials and tools

·       is kind, caring and willing to help others.

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 Identity

A kindergarten child who has a strong sense of identity:

·       is building a sense of security and trust

·       acts with increasing independence and perseverance

·       is building a confident self-identity.

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Connectedness

A kindergarten child who is connected with and contributes to their world:

·       is building positive relationships with others

·       shows increasing respect for diversity

·       shows increasing respect for environments.

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Wellbeing

A kindergarten child who has a strong sense of wellbeing:

·       is building a sense of autonomy and wellbeing

·       explores ways to show care and concern and interact positively with others

·       explores ways to promote own and others’ health and safety

·       explores ways to promote physical wellbeing.

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Active learning

A kindergarten child who has a strong sense of wellbeing:

·       is building positive dispositions and approaches toward learning

·       shows increasing confidence and involvement in learning

·       engages in ways to be imaginative and creative

·       explores tools, technologies and information and communication technologies (ICTs).

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Communicating

A kindergarten child who is an effective communicator:

·       explores and expands ways to use language

·       explores and engages with literacy in personally meaningful ways

·       explores and engages with numeracy in personally meaningful ways.

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Please include any additional information about further support that may be required for this child

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Teacher signature: _______________________________________________

Parent/carer signature: ___________________________________________

Date completed: __________________________

Transition statement
Family information

Name of family member completing this form: ____________________________________________          Relationship to child: ______________________________________________________________________________

Signature of family member completing this form: _______________________________________________          Date completed: ________________________________________________________________________________

 

Information that will support your child’s transition to school

For example:

·        How does your child feel about starting school?

·       What would your child like to know about the school they will be attending?

·       What would your child like their new teacher to know about them?

·       What is your child excited about and looking forward to about starting school?

·       How do you think your child will settle into school?

·       What might help your child to settle into school?

·       Is there any additional information you would like to provide about your child?

Child’s summary of kindergarten experiences

 

My name is:

………………………..

Note: Children may draw pictures to respond to these questions. Adults may help scribe responses.

 

At kindy I really like …

I think I am really good at …

Sometimes I might need help to …

Transition statement
Additional family information

All children have strengths, abilities, preferred learning styles and needs unique to them. If your child has received support from an early intervention program, or an advisory teacher who visited the kindergarten centre your child attends, you may wish to provide additional information.

Information that will support your child’s transition to school

Please identify any educational program your child has attended in addition to the kindergarten program.

Name of centre:

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If your child has received additional support, please describe the nature of the support received and/or attach the latest information.

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Has your child received additional support from the following services? (tick)

¨ Social worker        ¨ Speech therapist

¨ Physiotherapist     ¨ Psychologist

¨ Paediatrician         ¨ Other

What strategies will help staff support your child’s independence, e.g. during class, in the playground, managing lunch?

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What approaches will help settle your child?

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Name of family member completing this form: ____________________________________________

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