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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

For Prep 2016

A child must be born between 01/07/10 and 30/06/11 to enrol in the Prep year. A birth certificate must be sighted for the Prep year children on admission.