07 May 2024
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It’s time to start thinking about whether children are ready for school when they are four.

Transition to school has an impact on a child’s educational trajectory.

A successful transition to school requires more than academic skills.

It requires social, emotional, communication, and motor skills.

GPs have a role in partnering with schools and supporting families to:

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Further links:

Children with disability have the right to go to school alongside their peers: Reimagine Australia Ready, Set, School! resource

Starting School (NSW Department of Education)

Playgroup NSW

Find your local school

Transition to School Resource


Conversations for Collaboration

Early intervention: where and how to refer

These articles are written by members of the ‘Stronger Seeds, Taller Trees’ project which includes professionals from a number of government and non-government organisations in South Western Sydney. The group aims to support GPs working with families to navigate and access timely services when they have a concern about a child’s development.