The Preparatory Year of full-time schooling (Prep) was introduced into all Queensland schools in 2007. The program is for children who turn five by June 30 in the year they start school. Prep is offered in all Diocesan primary schools to families seeking to commence their child’s schooling in the Catholic tradition.
The Preparatory Year is designed to strengthen links between the Preparatory Year and Year 1, promoting continuity of children’s progress throughout the early years. International research shows the benefits of children taking part in full-time quality programs before they start Year 1.
When can they start?
|Child’s Birth Date||Eligible for Prep Year in|
|1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019||2024|
|1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020||2025|
|1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021||2026|
More information on starting Prep.