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 2022

Monday 7 June 2021 at 6.30pm - 7.30pm - SCHOOL HALL
Families enrolling their children in Ascot State School for Prep 2022 are invited to attend our Prep Information evening on Monday 7 June 2021.  Parents will be emailed a link closer to the date.  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.

If you still require enrolment forms please collect these from our office after this date for the 2022 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 2022

Prep Orientation Day 1: TBC
Prep Orientation Day 2: TBC
(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).
Last reviewed 05 February 2021
Last updated 05 February 2021