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Transitions to School

Challenges and Change

Transitions to School

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein.

A child’s transition from home to preschool, from preschool to primary school and from primary school to secondary school are key moments of change and can have significant effect on learning and development. 

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Scott's Story with Dr John

Transitions to School

We thought his name was “Dot”; at least that was all we could make out as he was suffering from a heavy cold when he turned up at school for his first day at “big” school. Probably it wouldn’t have mattered except, on that first day, other children reported a new boy writhing and crying down in the toilets. The teachers raced down, forced their way into the cubicle and there was “Dot” (Scott as we later found out), writhing on the floor with his two legs jammed in one of the trouser legs of his new uniform – he had never worn them before! Join respected Child and Family Psychologist, Dr John Irvine (B.A PhD., M.A.C.E., M.A.P.S) as he explores how parents and teachers can support children starting school.

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