The Linking Learning Birth – 12 Years Project aims to enhance children’s learning from birth to age 12 by supporting families, educators and service providers to work together more effectively to develop a seamless, integrated approach to learning.


Over the course of the Project trial locations across Victoria, including Pakenham Springs Primary School, worked to build an evidence base for effective collaborative approaches to learning and partnership models, which could then be shared across other communities.


The Linking Learning Project aims to improve learning outcomes for Victorian children from birth to age 12, by focusing on enabling parents, educators and other practitioners and professionals to work effectively together in an integrated manner to support children’s learning and assist in smooth transition processes. Improved literacy learning and pedagogy were key foci.


As a result we have initiated many changes at Pakenham Springs to try and improve the kinder to school transition including reviewing our Step into Prep transition program, working closely with kinders in the Cardinia Shire to get to know students and families and using the Early Years Evaluation to get to know our students as learners before they begin school.


The project is now being reviewed and we look forward to evaluating the data and outcomes so we can further improve the support for our students and their families.