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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 9.00am to 3.00pm.

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 - Prep handbook (PDF, 465 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 2020


Thursday 6 June 2019 at 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Families enrolling their children in Ascot State School for Prep 2020 are invited to attend our Prep Information evening on Thursday 6 June 2019 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 Cindy Keong.

Enrolment forms will be handed out at the conclusion of this session and will be available from the office after this date for the 2020 school year. 

N.B. This is only for student 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 2020


Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 9.30am - 11.00am
Thursday 14 November 2019 at 9.30am - 11.00am

Prep Orientation days give our new students a chance to meet their teacher and some of the other students who will be in their class the following year.  We are asking all parents and students to meet at the junior eating area located near the sculpture garden and wait for instructions.

While the Prep students are in their classrooms we ask that parents meet in the school hall where there will be information stalls set up to help assist parents for their child's transition into school.

Prep Welcome BBQ


Friday 29 November 2019 at 3.00pm - 6.00pm.  Located on the School oval.

The Prep welcome BBQ is organised by the current Prep parents to welcome our 2020 Prep students and parents.