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Prep Enrolments

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Prep enrolments ​

Prep is the first 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.

Children must be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol. Check the table below to see when your child can start Prep.

Child born20212022202320242025
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016PrepYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017KindyPrepYear 1Year 2Year 3
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 KindyPrepYear 1Year 2
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019  KindyPrepYear 1
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020   KindyPrep


Enrolment age variations

Parents enrolling their child in school have the option of an early or delayed start. Enrolment age variations may be due to a child's development and readiness, and could improve their ability to learn.

Read more about early and delayed entry to Prep (https://education.qld.gov.au/parents-and-carers/school-information/school-operations/early-and-delayed-entry-to-prep


Delayed start to Prep

It is not compulsory for your child to attend the Prep year as soon as they are old enough—5 by 30 June in the year they enrol. You can delay their entry by 1 year if you feel they are not ready, but when they start school, they should still start in the Prep year.

Parents who decide to delay their child's start in Prep may choose to keep their child at home, or in an:


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Pebbles Program (PDF)


Students with disability

All children are entitled to attend the Prep Year at their local state school.

Schools provide support services to assist students with disability so they can be included in local Prep classes.

Find more information for students with disability, including information on the:

More information

Get advice on preparing your child for Prep,  (https://www.qld.gov.au/education/earlychildhood/prep/preparing)   including early childhood education and care options, and how to get your child ready for their first day of school.

See how to enrol your child in school.  (https://www.qld.gov.au/education/schools/find/enrolment/how-to)

Transition Statements

Please send transition statements to admin@pumicestoness.eq.edu.au















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Last reviewed 17 May 2021
Last updated 17 May 2021