Reception Transition

Flagstaff Hill R-7 School maintains a strong sense of community through partnerships with our two neighbouring kindergartens. We also welcome students from many other kindergartens in our area.  We believe that these partnerships play a large part in the effectiveness of our transition program. A positive transition from kindergarten to school is integral in establishing the path for a successful first year at school. 

In South Australia:

Children who turn five years of age before 1 May 2017 will be eligible to start school in Term 1 2017. 

Children who turn five after 1 May 2017 will start in Term 1 2018.


Current Transition Program for 2017

Our current transition schedule ensures that students who are due to start reception in 2017 have five transition visits in the term before they start school. These visits start at the beginning of Term 4. Please enrol early to ensure we have your child’s details. Letters are sent home to confirm the time of your child’s session in week 7 of Term 3.

2017 2018 2019
Term 1 30 Jan to 13 April 29 Jan to 13 April 29 Jan to 12 April
Term 2 01 May to 7 July 30 April to 6 July 29 April to 5 July
Term 3 24 July to 29 Sept 23 July to 28 Sept 22 July to 27 Sept
Term 4 16 Oct to 15 Dec 15 Oct to 14 Dec 14 Oct to 13 Dec

Enrolment forms need to be filled out for all children wishing to start at Flagstaff Hill R-7 School. These can be obtained from the school reception and also from our website. We are holding an Open Day on the 12th of August, which gives parents and kindy children a great opportunity to meet the teachers, become familiar with the classrooms and begin the transition process on a positive note. We encourage prospective students and parents to visit the school and have a tour of the facilities if they cannot attend the Open Day. 

Open Day for 2018 Reception Starters

View More Information about Transition Visits for Term 4 2017 here

Dates for these tours are:

Term 1: 16 Feb, 7 March, 30 March
Term 2: 18 May, 6 June, 29 June
Term 3: 10 August, 29 August, 21 September
Term 4:   2 November, 21 November

Children who attend our two local Kindergartens, Flagstaff Hill and Flagstaff Oval, often have the chance to visit the school. Children from these kindergarten sites visit the school twice a term to come to the library and to enjoy our play spaces.

Local Kindergarten Directors

Jodie Grimm 

Flagstaff Hill Kindergarten

15 Renwick Street
Flagstaff Hill
SA 5159
Tel: (08) 8270 1268  

Meegan Barron 

Flagstaff Oval Kindergarten

York Drive
Flagstaff Hill
SA 5159
Tel: (08) 8270 5135

Page last edited: June 23, 2017