Prep is the first year of school and provides the foundation for your child's education. It is compulsory for Queensland children to undertake Prep prior to Year 1. Prep is a full-time program in primary schools and has a defined curriculum.
Children must be five years old by the 30th of June in the year they enrol in Prep. This means that if your child was born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018, they are eligible to commence Prep in 2023.
View the Department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year.
Parents enrolling their child in school have the option of an early or delayed start. Enrolment age variations may be due to a child's development and readiness, and could improve their ability to learn.
If you are considering Early Entry to Prep, please contact the school to arrange to meet with the Principal to discuss the early entry requirements and request an application form.
For more information, please visit https://www.qld.gov.au/education/earlychildhood/prep/enrolments?msclkid=7cb7baf7c46e11ec80b3e4dcd1310d4a
FOR FAMILIES RESIDING WITHIN THE SCHOOL'S CATCHMENT AREA
Click on the link below to download the enrolment paperwork. Complete the application forms and bring them into the school office with all required documentation.
P-6 APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT
FOR FAMILIES RESIDING OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL'S CATCHMENT AREA
2023 Prep Expression of Interest applications will open on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 at 9:00am. To ensure the process is equitable, the applications will be recorded in order of receipt, date and time. Please do not send the applications prior to this date and time as they will not be processed. Enrolment of students from the outside local catchment area will be available only if capacity exists.
Click on the link below to open the 2023 Expression of Interest – OUT-OF-CATCHMENT APPLICATIONS ONLY form. This form should be completed by families who reside outside our catchment area.
2023 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – OUT-OF-CATCHMENT
All Expression of Interest applications will need to be submitted to Mrs Desley Andresco, our Enrolment Officer, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Families will be contacted by MacGregor State School if the school has a vacancy when an out-of-catchment enrolment becomes available, usually in Term 4.
All Expression of Interest applications will remain on the waiting list until school commences the following year.