The Preparatory Year (Prep) became the first year of compulsory schooling in 2017. Unless certain circumstances apply, schools will not enrol a child in Year 1 until that child has completed the Prep year.
To be eligible for admission to Prep, children are required to be 5 years of age by June 30 in the year they commence Prep. Principals have the discretion to extend this by one month in certain circumstances. Enrolment in, and full-time attendance at, Prep fulfils the legal obligation of enrolment where a student is of compulsory school age.
School Age Calculator
Select your child’s month and year of birth to find out when your child can begin at St Therese’s.
My child was born in:
|Birthdate||Eligible for Prep in||Eligible for Year 1 in|
|Child born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017||2022||2023|
|Child born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018||2023||2024|
|Child born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019||2024||2025|
|Child born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020||2025||2026|
Parents seeking enrolment of their child into Prep are required to either complete an Online Enrolment Application form or alternatively collect an application package from the School Office.