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All Queensland children are eligible to attend full-time Prep from the beginning of the school year in which they will reach the age of 5 years by 30 June. Children whose birthday is in July through to December commence Prep at the beginning of the school year after their 5th birthday.

Eligible for Prep in
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

Meet the 2024 Prep Team

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Miss Emma-leigh Rutherford

Prep Red Teacher

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Mrs Kelly Ambrey

Prep Blue Teacher

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Mrs Kylie Gilmour


Teacher Assistant

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Mrs Paula McPhail


Teacher Assistant

Learning in the Preparatory Year is the foundation of a child's cognitive, spiritual, emotional, social, creative and physical self. Through nurturing a love of learning and inquiry, children make meaningful relationships and connections with their world.

(Policy Statement: Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton, Teaching and Learning, Learning in the Preparatory Year)

The Prep program provides a flexible learning environment with investigative, play-based and active learning experiences. Close partnerships with parents and care givers are fostered and promoted.

Children entering Prep are supported in their transition to school through processes that acknowledge and respond to the diversity of families and each individual's early learning experiences.

The Catholic Education Office actively promotes inclusive practices that support positive learning outcomes for children with additional needs.

"Gentleness & Strength"


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