“Starting School Smoothly” – A Transition Program For Little Kids Starting School

Developed and Delivered by Experienced Child Psychologists, This Fun Program Will Teach Your Child Vital Skills To Ensure They Have a Successful And Smooth Start to School!

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Dear Parent,

Starting school is a big leap which can often be scary for little kids!

This program is designed to help your child learn some of the essential skills they will need to successfully navigate the classroom and the playground.

The program uses fun and practical activities to help your child prepare themselves for their first days at school.

Every child is unique! So we’ll consult with you, your school and your child to carefully tailor the program to suit your child’s individual strengths and set goals which are most relevant to them.

The program will target the following key areas:

  • Improving social skills – sharing and turn-taking, initiating play and joining in play, being a leader and being a follower.
  • Increasing independence – managing and using classroom equipment, preparing for school in the morning, caring for own belongings, asking for help.
  • Developing classroom skills – improving attention and concentration, understanding classroom rules and routines, listening skills.
  • “Settling in” – developing individual strengths, overcoming anxieties, orientation tailored to your child, their school and their experiences, emphasising the positives!

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By the end of the program, your child will have completed a workbook to remind them of everything they have learned.

They will also receive a certificate of completion to celebrate their achievements!

And you will receive a report clearly detailing your child’s progress and a list of recommendations for continued support.

Sessions: 4 x 60 minutes
Location: School Psychology Services, Suite 1 / 11 Beach Street, Port Melbourne
Dates: Weekly throughout January at an agreed day and time.
Cost: $800 per child, payable in advance by credit card upon booking (Medicare rebates may be applicable if you already have an existing referral from your doctor for counselling – please check with the program coordinator)

If you think this program might be helpful for your child please contact us now to secure your booking!

(Please have your credit card ready when you call. If you have any further questions about the program we will also be happy to answer them.)

Kind Regards,


Deborah Jepsen, Director
School Psychology Services

PS: Places are strictly limited so don’t delay. If you want your child to have a great start to school next year grab your place now.

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