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.
|Birthdate||Eligible for Prep in||Eligible for Year 1 in|
|Child born 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014||2019||2020|
|Child born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015||2020||2021|
|Child born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016||2021||2022|
|Child born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017||2022||2023|
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.