Enrolment process

If your child turns 5:  

  • before 1 May, they can start primary school at the start of the year. 
  • after 1 May, they can start the next year. 

Your child must be at school by their 6th birthday.  

If our school is not your local school, you can still apply to enrol, but enrolment will only be offered if we have places available.  

Visit the school enrolment section on the department’s website for more information.

Mid-year intake from 2024

From 2024, there will be a mid-year intake into school.

From 2024, if your child turns 5 years between 1 May and 31 October, they can start school in either:

  • term 3 of the same year
  • or term 1 the following year.

Students enrolled through a mid-year intake will complete 6 terms of reception.

Offers of enrolment

Transition visits

Before starting school, you’ll get a letter to let you know when you can attend a transition visit in term 4. This is for all students starting school the following year.  New reception students will have two full day transition visits the term prior to them staring school. There will be consultation between parents, teachers and kindergarten regarding dates for children visiting school in the term prior to enrolment.

Reception teachers may also visit students at their kindergarten in the term prior to enrolment to familiarise students with school staff in readiness for the following term.