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Ironside State School is currently taking enrolments bookings for Prep 2018.  Please submit a Prep Enrolment Application to the Enrolment Officer at or call our Administration Office on 07 3258 3111.

Prep Starting Age


In order for your child to be eligible to commence Prep they must be turning six years old by the 30th of June in the year they enrol in Year One.

This means that if your child was born between the 1 July 2012 and the 30 June 2013 they will be eligible to commence Prep in 2018.

The Prep year is not compulsory and is not a pre-requisite to commencing Year One.

Enrolling in Prep


The number of students enrolling in Prep at Ironside in any given year is not to exceed 135 students in 6 classrooms unless there are more than 135 students enrolling from within the catchment area.

Enrolment applications for admission into Prep will be accepted each year from the beginning of Term 3 for enrolment to commence from the beginning of Term 1 the following year.

Applications will be recorded in order of receipt and will remain current only for the year of submission.

To determine when your child can commence their prep year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator.  

The Curriculum


The Early Years Curriculum Guidelines are designed to better prepare children for primary school.  It is based around active learning, investigations and play. In Prep children will be:

   •           Using blocks and other equipment to develop early mathematical concepts and skills

  •          Building and understanding of the world around them through dramatic play

  •            Drawing and painting to encourage oral language, reading and writing skills

  •            Playing and investigating independently, in pairs, in small groups and as a whole class

  •            Actively making choices about what and how they learn

  •            Participating in music and language experiences

  The learning experiences will help children to:

  •             Develop oral language, literacy and numeracy skills

  •             Become independent thinkers and problem solvers

  •             Learn how to cope with others

  •             Develop physical co-ordination skills

  •             Listen to, respond to and give directions