Join us for a Twitter Chat on Supporting children to transition in and out of primary school

KidsMatter, in collaboration with education, community and health professionals, will be hosting a Twitter chat on Monday 30 October 2017 at 7pm (AEDST). The chat is called Supporting children to transition in and out of primary school, and you are invited to join our panel of experts as we discuss four questions:

Questions

Q1. What is involved for children and families during transition in and out of primary school?

Q2. What are the challenges?

Q3. What works?

Q4. What are the joys?

Our panel

  • Dr Lyn O'Grady, KidsMatter National Project Manager
  • Tanya Greenwood, Building Blocks Program Manager, Tasmania
  • Jeannette James, Principals Australia Institute  Professional Services Manager, New South Wales
  • Olivia Takacs, Year 3 Teacher at Penbank School, Victoria

Our panel will bring to the chat their extensive first-hand experience at implementing successful partnerships between health and community professionals, schools and early childhood services. 

How to participate

Go to #KMCHAT2017 on Twitter at 7pm (AEDST) on Monday 30 October 2017.

The first question (Q1) will be posted at 7pm, and our panel will begin to post their answers (A1). The chat will go something like this:

@KidsMatterAus: “Q1: What is involved for children and families during transition in and out of primary school? #KMCHAT2017”

@panelist3: “A1: The transition in and out of primary school can involve emotional and social challenges for children and parents #KMCHAT2017”

You are invited to also ask questions, share your experiences and opinions on this topic, using the format above. Each question and answer is numbered (i.e., A1 is an answer to Q1, A2 is an answer to Q2, etc).

It’s important that you make sure you add the chat’s hashtag #KMCHAT2017 to be able to be included in the discussion.

KidsMatter and our panel look forward to tweeting with you!