Registration Centre

CESA Continuity & Transition Project

  • 16 Aug 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Catholic Education Office, Rooms 7 & 8, 116 George Street, Thebarton


Registration is closed

Starting school is a major event in the life of children and their families. In the first eight years of life children face many important changes; for some children this will include attending different learning environments, with different social groups, roles and expectations. Children’s experience in adapting to dynamic and evolving environments directly affects their sense of identity, well-being and position within their community over the short and long term. How children continue to flourish as they experience the multiple challenges and opportunities brought about by the transition to school, can be strongly influenced by the context and practices of the school community.

This series of 4 project days explores the challenges and opportunities for children’s learning, growth and development in the processes of starting school. This research project considers the following questions:

  • How can schools and families work together to give rise to children as active protagonists of their transition into school?
  • What are the continuities and discontinuities between children’s early learning experiences and environments and the school’s learning environment?
  • What is school readiness? What does that mean for families, the school and the preschool?
  • As an aspect of transition, how do we prepare a learning environment which welcomes and includes all children?

Register for Day 1 by Tuesday 9 August - cost $20.00

Please keep a copy of your registration confirmation for your professional portfolio.

Day 2 – Term 1 2017 (date to be advised)
Day 3 – Term 2 2017 (date to be advised)
Day 4 – Term 3 2017 (date to be advised)

For further information contact Barbara Murray:
Phone:     8301 6101

The Continuity & Transition Project is for Reception teachers and early childhood educators, primary teachers, principals and Catholic Education consultants to:

  • Engage in a research project with other interested and committed colleagues; 
  • Explore the perceptions and expectations of all those involved in supporting young children’s transitions to school;
  • Develop new ways of approaching transitions practice;
  • Enhance continuity of learning and development in the first years of school; and
  • Document this research as a means of making learning visible to educators, children and families.

AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers include:
3.2, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.4, 6.3 and 7.4.

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