Enrolment process

Most children start school in the year they turn 5 years of age.  Children must be enrolled at school by the age of 6.

If your child turns 5 years old:

  • before 1 May they can start reception in term 1 of that year.
  • between 1 May and 31 October, they can start reception in term 3 (mid-year).
  • after 31 October they can start reception in the following year.

Children who start reception at the beginning of the year will generally complete 4 terms of reception, while children who start reception through the mid-year intake will complete 6 terms of reception.

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.  

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.

Apply to enrol

Step 1: submit an enrolment request form by 30 June. You can get a form from our front office.  

Step 2: submit your verification documents by 31 August. You’ll need to provide: 

  • a copy of the child’s original birth certificate or passport 
  • an immunisation certificate 
  • residency visa, if you’re a non-Australian resident 
  • proof of address (for example utility bill or lease agreement).  

Offers of enrolment

Step 3: You’ll receive an offer of enrolment in September. Make sure you accept an offer by the specified date. 

Step 4: At this point, you can attend an information session. During the session we can help you fill in an enrolment form.  

You’ll need to provide:  

  • a completed enrolment form 
  • a copy of the child’s original birth certificate or passport 
  • an immunisation certificate 
  • residency visa, if you’re a non-Australian resident 
  • proof of address (for example utility bill or lease agreement).  

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.