march, 2020

11mar6.00pm7.30pmTickets RequiredSchool ReadinessSpeaker Series 20206.00pm - 7.30pm Type:EventEntry:Paid

Event Details

Transitioning to big school is an exciting yet daunting time for many children and their families.
Our first Speaker Series of 2020 takes an in-depth look at all aspects of the transition and provides practical advice on how to prepare for a positive and successful start to big school for both your children and your family.

Presented by school readiness expert, UOW Early Start’s Dr Lyn Cronin, this presentation is informed by the latest research and is a must-see for anyone thinking of sending their child to school in 2021.


What you’ll learn

  1. How to support your child’s successful start to school: academically, emotionally, socially and physically
  2. The importance of taking a holistic approach: child, family, school and community
  3. The ‘readiness’ question – what being ‘ready’ for school looks like for children and families
  4. The ‘holding back’ debate – what parents need to know
  5. What primary school teachers believe is important for children as they start school
  6. How play prepares your child for school



$15/non-members, $10/members, $10/Engagement Centres

All attendees will receive a free school readiness resource to take home on the night


About our expert 

Dr Lyn Cronin
Lyn is a lecturer in Early Childhood and Primary Education at UOW and member of Early Start’s Play, Pedagogy and Curriculum research group. Her research looks into literacy in early childhood and school settings, transition across school and life stages, and digital technologies. Lyn has worked as a teacher in Primary Schools and as an Education Officer with the Diocese of Wollongong. Her PhD study focussed on the transition to school and explored the perspectives of young children as they moved into primary school. She is passionate about early learning, particularly how young children develop literacy skills and understandings. She is a strong advocate for children’s right to have a say in matters that affect them.



There will be time allocated for questions at the conclusion of the presentation. You may also submit your questions in advance, by emailing them through by March 4 and Lyn will attempt to address them in her presentation.


(Wednesday) 6.00pm - 7.30pm


Building 67 Room 104

Suggested Ages

Adults only


From $10