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Bungendore Public School

Bungendore Public School

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Supporting your child during the transition process

Below are some tips and ideas of ways that you can support your child during the transition process from their prior to school setting and starting Kindergarten.


  • Driving past the school to familiarise them with the environment. 
  • Sit with your child and check out our school website. We have a gallery of some of the things we do at school and links to our Kindergarten Learning Hub page that has fun activities that your child may engage with at school. We update this often for both your child and you, with information to support you in starting school.  
  • Read, read, read to your child every day! New books or their favourite books repeatedly helps to develop a love of reading and familiarisation of how books work. Sharing in the joy of that bedtime story can be extremely beneficial for beginning reading strategies and confidence.
  • Play games that involve taking turns and sharing. 
  • Talking about school with your child in a positive way. Things like: “School will be fun” and you will make lots of new friends”.
  • How to open and close their lunchbox Using - Opening and closing their lunchbox, as well as small packets can be tricky for little fingers. You may like to practice with your child to build their confidence. 
  • Practice using the toilet independently (including using a urinal for boys). Opening and closing locks on public toilet doors is also a helpful skill for children to practice before starting school. 
  • Trying on their ‘big school’ uniform. Helping build independence in using buttons and putting on skirts/shorts/pants and taking jumpers on and off.
  • Tying their shoelaces - Building your child's confidence by teaching them how to put their shoes on independently. Shoes laces can be quite tricky for little ones. if your child is getting new shoes, it’s a great idea that they break them in at home.
  • Helping to build your child's fine motor skills by playing with playdough or construction type activities.