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In 2007 our school introduced a Prep year along with all Primary schools in Queensland.  Children must attend a prep program as their first year of school before being permitted to access a year one program.  The prep year is essentially another class in this school and students will participate in most whole school activities.

To be eligible to attend prep children must turn five years of age by the end of June in the year they start prep and proof of age must be presented on enrolment.  Our expectation is that Prep Year students are dropped off and collected by an adult everyday for at least the first term.  Parents and carers must stay with their children until commencement of the school day at 8.45am unless otherwise arranged with the school principal.

Children attend prep five days a week and follow the same timetable as the rest of the school.  They also wear the same uniform. 

For most of the year Prep students play within the Prep area however, by the end of the year students are introduced to the year 1 / 2 play area.

To determine when your child can commence their prep year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator.  

Please download and complete the Prep Enrolment Questionnaire (PDF 551KB) prior to your enrolment interview.  

Download our Being Ready for Prep (PDF 582KB) brochure.

Early Entry to Prep Year  

 
Who is eligible for early entry to Prep in Queensland?

Children whose birthday falls in the month of July, and children who have previously enrolled at school in another state or country, may be able to commence Prep early if they are assessed by the school principal as being ready for school.

The principal’s decision will be based on your child’s attributes including ability, aptitude, social and emotional competence, physical development, and level of knowledge and understanding.

A July birthday or previous school enrolment in another state or country does not guarantee early entry to Prep in Queensland.

Visit the Queensland Government Early Entry to Prep website for further information.

Download the Early Entry to Prep Year Application (PDF 256KB) .