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Welcome to Prep at Ascot State School

Prep is an exciting time for you and your child.  Prep is the first year of schooling and is a fulltime compulsory program, from Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 2.45pm.

The early years of learning are among the most significant periods of growth for children. Experiences during this time not only affect cognitive, social and physical development, but also deeply influence dispositions to learning and children’s views of themselves as learners.

At Ascot State School the Prep program is designed to cater for each child’s interests and needs and to foster a love of learning.

We recommend you view the supporting information - Ascot State School Prep Handbook (PDF, 697 KB). For detailed information on enrolling your child in Prep, please see Enrolling at our school

The Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006 enables principals to consider early entry to Prep for children who turn five years by 31 July.

It should be emphasised that:

  • The standard Prep entry cut-off date remains 30 June in the year a child enters Prep 

  • A quality kindergarten program in the year before Prep is the best education option for all children 

  • Early entry for July-born children should be by exception only, where it is in the best interests of the child. An Early entry to Prep application form is available online.  


Enrolment Information Evening for Prep Year 2019

Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 6 - 7.30pm

Families enrolling their children in Ascot State School for Prep in 2018 are invited to attend one of our Prep Information sessions on Tuesday June 5, 2018 in the hall. This session is for parents only and will consist of information from our Principal, Ms Gayle Coleman, and our Early Years Deputy Principal, Ms Roxanne Smith.

Enrolment forms will be handed out at the conclusion of this session and will be available from the office after this date for the 2019 school year.

N.B. This is only for students residing within the Ascot State School catchment area.  Please see the Local Catchment Area map within the Ascot State School's Enrolment Management Plan for clarification.

Orientation Days for Prep 2019

Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 9.30 - 11.00am

Friday November 16, 2018 at 9.30 - 11.00am

These sessions are for the new Prep students and run for approx. 45 mins. It outlines information about the Prep year at Ascot State School.