At the end of every year, kindergarten teachers, parents and children in Queensland develop a transition statement together to provide a snapshot of a child’s progress during Kindy.
These transition statements are given to parents or carers to pass on to their child’s new school, to help their Prep teacher plan for the child’s ongoing learning and development.
The QLD government aims to work in partnership with the early childhood sector and schools to improve the process of sharing transition statements with schools.
Transition statements contain information about each child in the five learning and development areas of the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline.
“This includes the child’s sense of identity and ability to act independently; their connectedness to their world and relationships with others; their wellbeing and ability to positively interact with others; their involvement in the learning process; and their ability to communicate,” Minister for Education Kate Jones said.
Statements can be used by Prep teachers to plan for individual learning for each child based on their learning strengths, motivations, their interests and learning disposition as identified by their kindergarten teachers and families.
The early childhood working group is expected to report its findings by June 2017.