Joining The Dots Resources

TOOLS FOR TRANSITION

Preparing for Secondary School: A Guide for Parents 2018

 

 

 

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Goodbye Primary, Hello High School

Goodbye Primary, Hello High School has been produced by Kids' Own Publishing and was designed by Year 6 students from Westbreen Primary School and Year 7 students from Pascoe Vale Girls College as part of the Joining the Dots Moreland project.

Kids’ Own Publishing is a social purpose arts organisation that empowers children, families and communities to share their stories through artist-led community publishing.

View the book online or click here to download a PDF


Transition Videos for student, parent and mixed audiences

These short videos/digital case studies have been developed for use by educators and community agencies as part of a comprehensive transition program.

    • They are intended to be shared with Year 5/6 students and their families to provide an overview of transition, why it’s important and some great tips and advice from real students, families, educators and community agency workers.
    • They are ideal for use in the classroom with students as conversation starters, Year 5/6 information days, orientation days, etc. and also for parents during information sessions.
    • One set has been developed with Pascoe Vale Girls College (PVGC), a single sex large secondary school in Moreland and the student video is also accompanied by a Teacher Handbook. (attached for upload)
    • The second has been created with William Ruthven Secondary College (WRSC), a small co-ed secondary school in the north of Darebin currently undergoing a school rebuild.

Presentations & Resources

 

 

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FOR FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

TOOLS/RESOURCES:

    • Victorian Auditor-General OfficeEducation Transitions (March 2015), Victorian Auditor-General’s Report. Download a PDF
    • Brigit Maguire and Maggie Yu (2014), Transition to secondary school, The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Annual statistical report 2014: Chapter 5, Page 83 Available via Growing Up in Australia
    • FIRE UP! For Transition DVD (aimed at parents and families), Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (IELLEN) & Outer Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (OELLEN) Fire Up! For Transition
    • In Transit from Primary to Secondary School DVD (aimed at parents and families), Hume Whittlesea Local Learning Employment Network (HWLLEN) Follow  this link and click on Resources – Parent Tips

REFERENCES:

    • ARACY (Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth)
    • Catholic Education Melbourne: Family-School Partnerships
    • Catholic Education Melbourne: Parent Engagement in Action Resource (PEAR)
    • Dr Karen Mapp Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships
    • Parents Victoria – Working Together
    • School-Family & Community Partnerships Audit Tool
    • Epstein, J. L., Sanders, M. G., Sheldon, S. B., et al. (2009).  School, Family, and Community Partnership: Your Handbook for Action, Third Edition and Handbook CD.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
    • George Otero, Robert Csoti & David Rothstadt, Creating Powerful Learning Relationships: A Whole School Community Approach. Available via RelationaLearning
    • John West-Burnham, Maggie Farrar, & George Otero, Schools and Communities: Working Together to Transform Children’s Lives. Available via RelationaLearning
    • Hutchins, D. J., Greenfeld, M. G., & Epstein, J. L. (2015).  Family Reading Night.  New York: Taylor and Francis.
    • Epstein, J. L., Sanders, M. G., Sheldon, S. B., et al. (2009).  School, Family, and Community Partnership: Your Handbook for Action, Third Edition and Handbook CD.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
    • Epstein, J. L. (2011).  School, Family, and Community Partnerships:  Preparing Educators and Improving Schools (Second Edition). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
    • Hutchins, D. J., Greenfeld, M. G., & Epstein, J. L., Sanders, M. G., & Galindo, C. (2012).   Multicultural Partnerships: Involve All Families.  New York: Taylor and Francis.
    • Butler, S, 2010, Family School Partnerships Make a Difference, Professional Voice, Vol 8, No 2, pp 11-17
    • Hanewald, Ria Dr (2013), Transition Between Primary and Secondary School: Why it is Important and How it can be Supported, Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 38: Issue 1, Article 5. Download a PDF
    • Mulcahy, Margaret (2012), Engagement in the Middle Years: a path for successful lifetime learning, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia. Download a PDF

Joining the Dots Project Evaluation & Reports

    • Joining the Dots, The Yarra Primary Secondary School Transition Project (2012 December), Yarra Education Youth Commitment. Download a PDF
    • Joining the Dots 2, The Yarra Primary Secondary School Transition Project (2014 September), Yarra Youth Commitment. Download a PDF
    • Joining the Dots 3, The Yarra Primary Secondary School Transition Project (May 2018), Zita Pinda Seven Ways Consultancy  Download a PDF
    • Joining the Dots Evaluation, Final Report (2018) Download a PDF