Children will need to be 5 years old by the 30 June in the year they start in the preparatory class. Education Queensland’s prep ready reckoner is a tool you can use to determine when your child can begin prep.
Children whose birthday falls in the month of July (5 years old by 31 July in that year) or have attended school in another state or country, may be able to commence Prep early if they are assessed by the school principal as being ready for school.
These are the only circumstances in which early entry to Prep is permitted under Queensland legislation.
Prep 2020 dates
Prep Enrolment Packs will be ready for collection Monday 13 May 2019 for families residing in our catchment area or siblings of current Wilston State School students.
Prep Interviews for children in catchment or siblings of current Wilston State School students will be conducted in Semester 1, 2019 (27 May to 14 June). The interviews are approximately 15 minutes long. Please schedule an interview when submitting your enrolment paperwork.
A Prep Information Evening for interested parents will be held in August. This evening is for parents only. Please view more information on the Prep 2020 Information evening and to secure your ticket.
In October a Prep Transition Afternoon will also be held. This is an opportunity for parents and children enrolled in Prep for 2020 to visit Wilston State School. Please view more information.
Out of Catchment Waiting List - Prep 2020
The out of catchment waiting list will open from 9.30am on Tuesday 12 March 2019. Names can be placed on this list by phoning the school on (07 3552 8444. Your child's name and information will be recorded on the waiting list in order of receipt and no calls will be taken prior to this time. We often receive a high volume of calls, so your patience is appreciated. Information received on the answering machine will not be accepted.
A position on the waiting list does not guarantee a Prep placement at Wilston State School in 2020. Typically offers for any out of catchment places are not made until Semester Two.