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.
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:
We do this through:
Now taking enrolments!
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.
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.
Children attend for an hour each Wednesday for 6 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.