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Kindergarten
 
 
To attend children must be 4 years old by July 31 to participate in a kindergarten program.
Child born
Child can attend kindergarten
1 July 2010 to 31 July 2011
2015
1 July 2011 to 31 July 2012
2016
1 July 2012 to 31 July 2013
2017
1 July 2013 to 31 July 2014
2018
 
Children who turn 4 during July in the year they participate in Kindergarten may be eligible to enrol in Prep early. If they do not start Prep early they can continue to participate in kindergarten for the following year.
 
For more information on Kindergarten, please contact C&K Queensland, or C&K Tin Can Bay on 5486 2311.
 
 
 
 
 
Prep
 
All Queensland children are eligible to attend full-time Prep from the beginning of the school year in which they will reach the age of 5 years by 30 June. Children whose birthday is in July through to December commence Prep at the beginning of the school year after their 5th birthday.
 
Early entry 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.
 
Early entry to Prep
Children who are younger than the prescribed age for Prep may be enrolled in Prep if:
  • hey turn 5 years by 31 July in the year of proposed attendance; and
  • the principal is satisfied the child is ready for education in Prep, having regard to their attributes (including ability, aptitude, social and emotional competence, physical development, and level of knowledge and understanding).
 
The principal may also enrol a child in Prep who is younger than the prescribed age if the child:
  • has previously started education that is equivalent to Prep in another state or country; and
  • is considered ready for education in Prep, having regard to their attributes (including ability, aptitude, social and emotional competence, physical development, and level of knowledge and understanding).
 
There are no exceptions to these requirements. The conditions for early entry to Prep are set out in legislation, specifically Part 4, Section 15 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006.