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Queensland's Prep year gives young children the very best start to school by helping them make a smooth transition to Year 1 and sets them on the path to lifelong learning.

Prep is 5 days a week and children stay all day. Children must be 5 years of age by 30 June in the year they start Prep.

Prep provides the foundation for your child's success at school by developing:
  • the knowledge, understanding and skills detailed in the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and History (Foundation Year)
  • a positive approach to learning
  • independence and confidence
  • creativity and problem-solving skills
  • physical abilities, including gross and fine motor skills. 

View the Department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year. Early or delayed entry to Prep are options which may be considered in specific circumstances and where it is in a child's best educational interests. Please make an appointment with the Principal in the year prior to your child being eligible for Prep to discuss.

For more information about Prep, head to

Enrol Now For PREP 2019

READY... SET... PREP! For 2019! If your child is born between 1 July, 2013 to 30 June 2014, they are eligible to enrol in our Prep program. To make the transition to school a positive journey, ENSS is offering a 12 week, hour and half, program.

The Ready... Set... Prep program offers the opportunity for children and parents/careers to interact with the prep environment, future class members, and the Prep teaching staff. The program offers a weekly focus allowing the children an insight of the Prep curriculum.

To assist your child to be ready for school, or if you need more information, visit the ENSS office to enrol into our Ready... Set... Prep program.

You can also visit the Education Queensland fact sheet