The transition from the Nursery to the Primary is of major importance in the school life of the pupils of the European Schools and, in a more general sense, for the system of the European Schools.

Teachers, pupils and parents all play a key role in transition. Furthermore, cycle coordinators, support specialists, administrative staff, educational counsellors, management and inspectors have each their own responsibility to ensure a smooth transition from one cycle to another.

Nursery and Primary teachers liaise regularly to ensure a smooth transition for each child to P1. Children transitioning to P1 participate in a Transition Ceremony in June of their second year in Nursery, and are then officially welcomed into the Primary Cycle the following September by means of a Welcome Ceremony organised by their new teachers and the P2 classes.

Guidelines for transition nursery/primary/secondary (following document Ref.: 2015-09-D-41)