Transition to school
Te hautū i te awa whiria o ako | Supporting pathways to lifelong learning for children in English-medium schools
Learning about how to support successful transitions from early childhood education (ECE) to school takes time, attention, and personalised approaches. A successful transition makes a huge difference for a child and their whānau, by giving them a sense of belonging, wellbeing and engagement in their new learning community.
The action research project by CORE Education in partnership with Rātā Foundation set out to make a difference to the transition to school experiences of all tamariki in the Ōtautahi region. The aim was to quickly and sustainably effect change at a systems level. The two-year project reached 68 educators and 4,350 tamariki across six schools in Canterbury.
The research report and resources, Te hautū i te awa whiria o ako | Supporting pathways to lifelong learning for children in English-medium schools, is a result of the research project and provides educators and researchers the opportunity to dive more deeply into the project, findings and recommendations.
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This action research project includes the experiences of tamariki, whānau, and educators in the transition to school process.
Take the next step to be tamariki ready with these videos and infographic resources.