Prep is the first year of school and provides the foundation for your child's education. It is a full-time program held in primary schools. Children attend Monday-Friday, from 8:30am - 2:30pm.
Prep enrolment information
Your child’s date of birth must be between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012 to be eligible to enrol for Prep in 2017. You can download an enrolment form (PDF, 466KB), or obtain one directly from our Office between 9.00am and 3.00pm.
Please remember to provide proof of your address, your child's birth certificate and immunisation record when enrolling your child. If you have any inquiries please phone our friendly office staff on (07) 4655 8333.
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.
What will the children learn?
In Prep children learn in many different ways including play, organised games and investigation. They develop important life skills by working with other children and adults. Prep makes connections between school and what your child learns at home and in early childhood education and care.
Prep helps your child develop:
- a positive approach to learning
- independence and confidence
- language skills
- thinking and problem solving skills
- literacy and numeracy
- physical abilities.
Further information on the Prep year can be found at Education Queensland's Preparing for Prep