Kindergarten services are required to create a transition statement in November for each child in their kindergarten program. The statement provides a snapshot of your 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, describing what your child knows and can do.
Transition statements help you to:
- understand your child's current learning and development
- understand your child's learning progress over the year
- share information with your child's school to support transition to school.
The following resources provide more information about transition statements:
- NEW Supporting children’s transition to Prep provides kindergarten teacher and parent perspectives on creating transition statements using the KTS application
- NEW Sharing transition statements with schools highlights the experiences of school leaders and parents/carers using transition statements to support transition
- Kindergarten transition statement information for parents and carers (PDF, 251.4 KB)
- Partners in transition
Consent to create transition statements
Kindergarten teachers can create transition statements two ways:
- online using the Kindergarten Transition Statement application in the QCAA Portal
- using Microsoft Word.
Before creating transition statements, kindergarten teachers will seek your written consent to create the transition statement online. Creating the statement online enables your teacher to:
- efficiently and consistently align information about your child's learning and development to the five learning and development areas of the QKLG
- share the information easily with your child's school.
If you do not wish to have your child’s transition statement created online, kindergarten teachers will create your child’s transition statement using Microsoft Word.
Consent to share transition statements
Once your child's transition statement is completed and you have read it, kindergarten teachers will ask for written consent to:
- share the statement with your child's school
- discuss the statement with staff from your child's school.
You have the right to consent to part, all or none of these options.