Transition statements provide a snapshot of each child’s knowledge, skills and dispositions for learning across the five learning and development areas in the QKLG. Kindergarten teachers write the statements from a strengths-based perspective towards the end of the kindergarten year.
Transition statements help families to:
- understand their child’s learning progress
- share information with their child’s school to support continuity of learning.
Teachers may provide copies of the Kindergarten transition statement information for parents and carers (PDF, 251.4 KB) at key points in the kindergarten year, including:
- the beginning of the year at information sessions
- the end of the year with transition statements.
Transition statements help Prep teachers to:
- understand each child’s learning progress
- support each child’s successful transition to school.
Kindergarten transition statement template
The QCAA’s kindergarten transition statement template aligns to the five learning and development areas and supports:
- the provision of consistent information to parents/carers and schools about children’s learning
- ease of use and time efficiency for kindergarten teachers.
Kindergarten transition statement application
The kindergarten transition template is available to kindergarten services as an application in the QCAA Portal.
Before kindergarten services can access the portal, they must nominate an access administrator by completing a Kindergarten access administrator form (DOCX, 126.4 KB).
And before kindergartens can enter a child’s personal details into the application, the child’s parents/carers must complete a consent form (DOCX, 107.6 KB). This is necessary owing to Queensland privacy laws.
Primary schools will be able to access transition students completed for their students via the portal later in 2020.
A Microsoft Word version (DOTX, 71.5 KB) is also available.
Completed transition statement examples
The following examples show how teachers describe each child’s unique learning and development from a strengths-based perspective, including examples for those children whose learning and development is more complex to describe.
- Example 1 — Benson (PDF, 158.0 KB)
- Example 2 — Mary (PDF, 108.4 KB)
- Example 3 — Alif (PDF, 159.0 KB)
- Example 4 — Matthew (PDF, 178.8 KB)
Parent/carer consent to share transition information
Kindergartens give parents/carers a copy of a completed transition statement to review. Parents/carers then may request any incorrect personal information is amended.
Parents/carers give permission for a completed and approved transition statement to be shared with their child’s Prep Year teacher and/or other relevant staff by signing a transition statement consent form (DOCX, 112.5 KB).