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To determine whether your child is eligible for Prep, please refer to the Prep Ready Reckoner calculator. We have 100 spaces available for Prep students.
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. 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.

Petrie has a very comprehensive Transition to Prep program aimed at supporting both the child and parent as they prepare to begin school. A positive start to school is linked to positive educational and social outcomes, and children having high expectations regarding their ability to learn and succeed at school.

The goals for our Transition Program are to:
• familiarise children with the school environment and some school routines
• build confidence and an expectation of success at school
• build relationships and partnerships with families and kindergartens
• have both parents and children comfortable and excited about school

We do this through:
• Parent Information Evening about Prep
• Enrolment Interview Activities
• Prep Open Mornings
• Countdown to Prep
• Close partnerships with local Kindergartens

Key Dates for Prep 2020 
Parent Information Evening
Wednesday 19 June, 6.00 pm
Held in the school library
Hear about Prep at Petrie, how to prepare the child for school, and ask questions.

Enrolment interview
From 16 July
Ring the office for an appointment time.
Activities with the child, getting to know her/his strengths and interests.
Gathering information from the parent, and providing the opportunity to answer questions or address concerns.
Open Mornings
Monday 2 September, and
Friday 6 September
9.00 am – 10.00 am
See what happens in our prep classrooms, and join in some interesting Prep activities.
Pick which morning suits best, or feel free to bring the child to both sessions.
Countdown to Prep
9 October – 27 November
9.00 am – 10.00 am
Children attend for an hour each Wednesday for 8 weeks, participating in a variety of ‘school’ activities. They become familiar with different learning environments and different people, learn some school routines and gain confidence and enthusiasm about coming to school.
Informative parent sessions beginning in Week 3.