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Prep Enrolments and Transition Opportunities

The Preparatory (Prep) year is the first year of school for your child. It is a full-time program that runs five days per week. Your child is expected to attend full-time in order to get the most from the Prep year.

Age is the only criterion for enrolment in the Prep year for Queensland children. Your child must be five by 30 June in the year they enrol in Prep. To find out when your child is eligible to enrol in the Prep year please see the table below.

Child born 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
1 July 2010 to 30 July 2011 Prep Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
1 July 2011 to 30 July 2012 Prep Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
1 July 2012 to 30 July 2013 Prep Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
1 July 2013 to 30 July 2014 Prep Year 1 Year 2
1 July 2014 to 30 July 2015 Prep Year 1
1 July 2015 to 30 July 2016 Prep

We offer our families several opportunities to interact with our staff and other future students prior to the first day of Prep. If you would like further information please email our Early Years Co-ordinator, Mrs Janelle Delahunty at jdela80@eq.edu.au or               ph (07) 3440 8333.

Peek at Prep Days

Thursday 9th May    9:00am - 10:30am

Friday 14th May       9:00am - 10:30am

Thursday 27th June 9:00am - 10:30am

Tuesday 30th July    9:00am - 10:30am

Parents and carers are most welcome to bring their future Prep aged children to view and engage in our busy Prep Classrooms at work. Take this opportunity to see what our Prep Classrooms look like, sound like and feel like on a daily basis.

Prep Open Day

Saturday 25th May 2019 9:00 - 11:00am

We understand that parents are busy and work commitments make the week days quite chaotic at times. Our Open Day is on a Saturday morning, which allows for the whole family to come along, join the fun and meet our P-6 staff. Our staff have organised a large range of learning activities for our ‘Preppies’ to take part in. Guided tours of our campus will be provided on this day in addition to the PCYC which operate our outside school hours care.

Prep 2020 interviews Bookings for interviews will commence 5th August 2019.   Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

During this interview, we will complete a simple assessment screener with your child, which the school then analyses. We use this data to assist us in getting to know your child and it enables us to cater for him or her. Each child enrolling in Prep for 2020 will need to attend an interview prior to starting at Shailer Park State School.

Prep Play Days                                                           Friday 22nd November 9:00am - 10:30am

These orientation days provide our 2019 students with an opportunity to meet our teachers and spend the morning in our Prep classrooms. This gives them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the buildings and classrooms in addition to getting to meet some new friends and take part in hands-on learning activities.

While the ‘Preppies’ are having fun in the Prep classrooms, the parents are invited to stay and meet other parents and become familiar with classroom activities. Classroom activities include:

  • Home readers, Sight Words program and Homework Policy.
  • iPads in the classroom.
  • What reading groups and maths groups look like.
  • Discover our literacy and numeracy website subscriptions.
  • Learn about our School Wide Positive Behaviour philosophy.
  • The structure of a day in Prep.
  • Our curriculum priorities.
  • Meet our wonderful staff
  • Where to buy our school uniforms.
  • What you can help with prior to the commencement of Prep

Prep Play Afternoon

Wednesday 28th November 1:30 - 2:30pm: The ‘Preppies’ continue with a further opportunity to have fun in the Prep classrooms, the parents are invited to stay and meet other parents.

Meet the Teacher

Tuesday 10th December 1:30 - 2:30pm: The ‘Preppies’ will meet their Prep Teacher for 2019 and continue to have fun with their peers in their new classroom, the parents are invited to stay and meet other parents and become familiar with the classroom.

Prep Play Days

Friday 22nd November, Wednesday 28th November, Meet your Teacher on Tuesday 10th December

These orientation days provide our 2020 students with an opportunity to meet our teachers and spend time in our Prep classrooms. This gives them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the buildings and classrooms in addition to getting to meet some new friends and take part in hands-on learning activities. 

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Last reviewed 27 August 2019
Last updated 27 August 2019