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Prep enrolment information

Your child’s date of birth must be between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010 to be eligible to enrol for Prep. Please remember to provide proof of your address and your child's birth certificate when enrolling your child.

If you have any inquiries please phone our friendly office staff on (07) 3432 6333 or contact us.

Who can go to Prep?

View the Department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year.

Some frequently asked questions about Prep

When can my child start Prep?

Children must turn 5 before 30 June in the year they start Prep to be eligible.

If a parent/carer thinks their child may not be ready to start Year 1 in the year they turn 6 years by 30 June, the parent should discuss their child’s needs with the school principal. Where a child will turn the compulsory school age during the calendar year, parents/carers can enrol in either the Preparatory Year or Year 1 giving consideration to the child’s aptitude and ability, social and emotional competence and physical development.  

If a child has already turned the compulsory school age on or before the beginning of the school year and has not previously been enrolled in the Preparatory Year, parents/carers should discuss placement options with the school principal.

In determining the most appropriate year level placement for the child consideration should be given to the child’s aptitude and ability, social and emotional competence and physical development.  

Getting set for Prep 

Starting school can be an exciting but stressful time for you and your child.
There are some simple steps you can take to help make your child's first day of Prep more enjoyable and relaxed.