​​​​​​Prep enrolment information

  • The Prep Open Day will be held on Tuesday the 16th of May 2023 from 9:15am to 10:45am in the school hall.
  • This session will provide an introduction to Toowong State School and our Prep Program. All interested parents and carers are welcome to attend.
  • Prep Transition Mornings will be held on Tuesdays with sessions running on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of November from 9am to 10:30am.
  • Parents and children will have the opportunity to meet staff and prep buddies and learn more about their classrooms and school for 2023.
  • Prep student interviews will be held on 3oth August to the14th September. 
  • Please call the office to book an appointment - only if you live in the school catchment area. You will be sent a link to book an interview time. 

Prep starting age

In line with Education Queensland's policy, children must have turned five by the 30th of June in the year that they enrol in Prep. You can check your child's eligibility for Prep on the Queensland Government's prep ready reckoner website.

Early entry into Prep

A child who is younger than the prescribed age for Prep is only able to commence school early if:

  • they turn 5 years by 31st July in the year they propose to attend Prep and the school Principal is satisfied that the child is ready for education in Prep
  • they have previously enrolled at school in another state or country and the school Principal is satisfied that the child is ready for education in Prep.

A parent who is interested in early entry to Prep should contact the school where they wish to enrol their child to discuss the requirements with the Principal or a member of the school's senior management team.

Delayed entry to Prep for children who have not previously been enrolled in Prep

Parents may delay their child's entry to Prep (and subsequently Year 1) if they feel that the child is not ready to start school. For example, the child is still developing their social and emotional skills. The child can then commence Prep when they are of compulsory school age (6 years and 6 months).

No formal documentation, assessment or approval is required for delayed entry to Prep.

Principals do not make decisions on delaying a child's entry to Prep. While some parents may choose to discuss their decision to delay entry with the principal, it is not necessary for them to do so.

Out of catchment application into Prep

Parents are required to complete the Enrolment Form and email to the following address after midday on Monday, the 7th of August.

Applications emailed prior to this time will not be considered.

Parents will be notified of their child's acceptance into Toowong State School via email in January prior to the commencement of the school year.

Priority will be given regarding the order of applications received​. 

Visit our administration office for a full enrolment pack, or Enrolment Forms​

Last reviewed 19 May 2023
Last updated 19 May 2023