Prep is the first year of school and provides the foundation for your child's education.
Get a glimpse of life in Prep at Coomera Rivers State School!
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 attend Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 2.30pm.
Children must be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol.
Use the online calculator to see when your child can start Prep. Simply select your child's month and year of birth.
|1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013||Prep||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5|
|1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014||Prep||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015||Prep||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016||Prep||Year 1||Year 2|
|1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017||Prep||Year 1|
|1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018||Prep|
Legislative provision for early entry to the Prep year
If you are moving to Queensland from another state or country, it may be possible to enrol your child in the Prep year
if the Principal in a non-state school or the Principal’s supervisor for a state school is satisfied that the child:
- had started education in another state or country that is equivalent to the Prep year
- is ready for education in the Prep year, having regard to the child’s attributes including aptitude and ability, social and emotional competence, and physical development.
If your child meets both criteria, you could apply for early entry to the Prep year.