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Prep

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​​​​​Welcome to prep at Ascot State S​chool

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 P​rep for children who turn five years by 30 June.​

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 2023

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 at 6pm - 7pm - SCHOOL HALL

Families enrolling their children in Ascot State School for Prep 2023 are invited to attend our Prep Information evening on Tuesday, 7 June​ 2022.  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 2023 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.

Out-of-catchment enrolments

Ascot State School gives preference to in-catchment enrolments as these families support our school and local community. If there are available spaces within our school facilities, the Principal may decide to open out-of-catchment enrolments.

For out-of-catchment enrolments for 2023, there is no longer a requirement for families to be inconvenienced by lining up in the street to enrol your child. We are moving to an online enrolment process.

On Friday, 6 May 2022 at 10.00am, we will be accepting out-of-catchment enrolments. Our preference is for online lodgement through emailing outofcatchmentenrolment@ascotss.eq.edu.au or by delivering your completed enrolment form to the school office after 10.00am. Please note this email will not be activated until 10.00am on Friday, 6 May 2022.

Out-of-catchment enrolments will be processed in the order they are received, but this does not guarantee enrolment at Ascot State School. Enrolments are considered firstly on year level vacancies. Enrolment interviews will occur with the Principal or Delegate who will make the final decision on whether your child can attend Ascot State School. Please fill out the out of catchment form (PDF, 271KB).​



Orientation days for prep 2023

Prep Orientation Day 1: Tuesday, 8 November 2022
Prep Orientation Day 2: Thursday, 10 November 2022​

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.  ​
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Last reviewed 28 April 2022
Last updated 28 April 2022