When can children enrol in prep?
Children need to be five by 30 June in the year they enrol in prep.
Child born 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014||Prep||Yr 1|| Yr 2|| Yr 3|| Yr 4|| Yr 5||Yr 6||Yr 7|
|Child born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015||Prep||Yr 1||Yr 2||Yr 3||Yr 4||Yr 5||Yr 6|
|Child born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016||Prep||Yr 1||Yr 2||Yr 3||Yr 4||Yr 5|
|Child born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017||Prep||Yr 1||Yr 2||Yr 3||Yr 4|
|Child born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018||Prep||Yr 1||Yr 2||Yr 3|
|Child born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019||Prep||Yr 1||Yr 2|
|Child born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020||Prep||Yr 1|
|Child born 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021||Prep|
Is prep compulsory?
The preparatory year is compulsory. It provides the foundation for your child's education and is required to be undertaken prior to Year 1. Prep is a full-time program in primary schools and has a defined curriculum. Children attend Monday to Friday between 8.50am to 2.55pm.
Can children turning 5 after 30 June enrol in prep?
Children must be five by 30 June in year of enrolment. Special consideration may be given to children from interstate or overseas who meet legislated criteria.
Prep student's arrival and departure
Prep students must be escorted by a responsible adult to and from their classroom each day. If you have another child at the school, a sibling can walk them to and from the classroom.
Can children with a disability attend prep?
Children with disabilities, who are of eligible age, are included in prep classes wherever possible. Children with high support needs who cannot be supported in their local prep class continue to be eligible for highly specialised programs for example, in early childhood intervention programs such as the Early Childhood Development Program.
Delayed start to Prep
It is not compulsory for your child to attend the Prep year as soon as they are old enough, 5 yrs by 30 June in the year they enrol. You can delay their entry by one year if you feel they are not ready, but when they start school, they still start in the Prep year. Your child must be enrolled in school when they turn compulsory schooling age (that is, at least 6 years and 6 months).
Parents who decide to delay their child's start in Prep may choose to keep their child at home or in an early childhood education and care service. Parents may also apply to access an Early Childhood Development Program for children with disability through existing regional processes.
If you have any concerns regarding your child starting Prep when they are eligible, please contact us and make an appointment to see the Principal or Deputy so you can make the best informed decision for your child.
The following forms need to be completed before the enrolment interview:
- Enrolment Application Form
- Agreement and Permission Forms
Qld Health Privacy Consent (Only for Prep enrolments)
- Enrolment Agreement
- Internet Agreement
- Third Party Website Consent
- State School Consent Form
- Swimming Permission Form
- Outdoor Play Permission Form
- Prep Questionaire (Only for Prep enrolments)
- Transition Statement Consent (Only for Prep enrolments)
- Copy of Immunization Records
- Proof of address - Rates Notice/Utilities Invoice/Tenancy Agreement
- We need to sight your child's original Birth Certificate
- Court Orders (if applicable)
- Major Medical reports (if applicable - from G.P. or Specialist)
Upon receipt of your application you will be advised of an enrolment interview time with the Deputy Principal or Principal. Please make sure you read the Prep Parent Handbook prior to your interview (you will find these on our Website).
At this meeting the Principal/Deputy will discuss the details and expectations of your child/childrens enrolment. Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students, School Dress Code, Homework Policy, Attendance and Absences Policy will also be discussed. After the meeting your child will be given a BRIGANCE test of basic skills to determine their psychometric skill levels at certain tasks based on every other child of their age.
Once enrolment interview has been conducted and the enrolment forms have been finalised you are able to organise uniforms, books and fees that need to be paid.