Starting school is a major milestone for you and your child. It’s exciting but it can also be a challenging time. Here is a list of information to provide to your child’s new school and classroom teacher.
Health information to provide to your child’s new school
The following types of health information about your child will help their new school provide the most appropriate support:
- relevant medical documentation (including medications)
- allied health assessments
- what to do in an emergency.
Information about your child’s health is also collected through the school’s enrolment form and the School Entrant Health Questionnaire.
Other information for your child’s new teachers
Your family could develop an information package for new teachers. Categories could include:
- special educational needs
- mobility around school
- socialisation and arrangements for lunch
- examples of learning activities your child has completed
- reports from your early childhood service
- potential seating plan to accommodate your child’s needs
- levels of energy/fatigue and strategies for coping
- technology to assist learning
- treatment commitments and impact on school attendance
- physical limitations and arrangements
- websites with useful information about your child’s condition and the educational implications of the condition.
Visit the Transition to school page for further information and helpful links.