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 2018 will be eligible to start school in Term 1 2018. 

Children who turn five after 1 May 2018 will start in Term 1 2019.


Current Transition Program for 2019

Our current transition schedule is under review.  It ensures that students who are due to start reception in 2019 have a number of 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 times of your child’s sessions in late in Term 3.

2018 2019 2020
Term 1 29 Jan to 13 April 29 Jan to 12 April 28 Jan to 9 April
Term 2  30 April to 6 July 29 April to 5 July 27 April to 3 July
Term 3 23 July to 28 Sept 22 July to 27 Sept 20 July to 25 Sept
Term 4 15 Oct to 14 Dec 14 Oct to 13 Dec 12 Oct to 11 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 24th of March 2018, 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. 

Click here for more information about our Open Day.

Dates for these tours are:

Term 1: 5 April

Term 2: 28 June

Term 3: 20 September

Term 4:  8 November

Children who attend our two local Kindergartens, Flagstaff Hill and Flagstaff Oval, often have the chance to visit the school to enjoy our Library or play spaces, or to take part in special events such as Book Week or Sports Day.

Local Kindergartens

Flagstaff Hill Kindergarten

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

Flagstaff Oval Kindergarten

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

Page last edited: February 26, 2018