Prep is the first compulsory 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 for the full school day.
The Preparatory Year (Prep) program is for students who turn five by June 30 in the year they start school.
|Birth date||Eligible for Prep Year in|
|Child born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018||2023|
|Child born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019||2024|
|Child born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020||2025|
|Child born 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021||2026|
An amendment to the Education Act has allowed for the possibility of early entry for some students who will turn five by July 31st in the year they are in Prep, however that entry is conditional on the principal also being satisfied that they are ready for schooling in terms of:
- aptitude and ability; and
- social and emotional competence; and
- physical development; and
- level of knowledge and understanding