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To determine whether your child is eligible for Prep, please refer to the Prep Ready Reckoner calculator.
Parents enrolling their child for Prep are required to provide the child’s original Birth Certificate for sighting by the school admin staff as evidence of the child’s date of birth. Parents are also strongly urged to ensure that children enrolling to begin school have been immunised.
Please phone the office (3285 0333) to book an appointment for a Prep enrolment interview. Both the parent and child should attend the interview.

Transition to Prep

Starting school is an exciting and significant time in every child’s life. A positive start to school can lead to children developing a lifelong love of learning. Transition to school begins well before a child starts school and ends when the child feels safe, secure and a sense of belonging at school.

For those students who have been enrolled to attend Prep at Petrie, we offer a Transition Program – Countdown to Prep – for eight weeks in Term 4 prior to the beginning of Prep. The program involves a range of partners working together to provide experiences that will help children gain the skills and confidence they need to adjust to their new school environment, and to become familiar with some school routines. We know that a successful transition program can improve social skills, reduce behavioural problems and ultimately improve academic outcomes. This is our goal for our new students.

Key Dates for Prep 2019 
Parent Information Evening
Wednesday 13 June 6:00 pm
Held in the school library
Prep Interviews for Enrolment
From 19 June
Ring the office for an appointment time 
Open Mornings
Monday 3 September and Friday 7 September
9:00am—10:00am in Prep classrooms
Transition Program - Countdown to Prep 
Wednesdays 9:00am—10:00am
10 October to 28 November