KINDERGARTEN LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
We would like to inform our parents of new legislation affecting our Cycle 1 students.
Children will be able to attend an approved, funded Kindy program from the beginning of the year in which they turn 4 years old by 31 July. If a student enters early into Kindy there may be a need, and/or benefit by participating in an additional year of kindergarten (Delayed exit).
Generally children progress from Kindy to Prep. However this extended entry level to kindy does not assure these children an automatic entry to Prep the following year. Children born between the 1st and 31st July will still need to apply for early entry into prep. It will be at the Principal’s discretion to ensure the child has the appropriate attributes to cope emotionally, physically, socially and academically with the new classroom requirements.
Children attending Kindy and not progressing to Prep, can attend a second funded year of kindergarten.
Birth Dates and Kindy enrolment
|CHILD BORN||CHILD CAN ATTEND KINDY|
|1/7/2010 to 31/7/2011||2015|
|1/7/2011 to 31/7/2012||2016|
|1/7/2012 to 31/7/2013||2017|
|1/7/2013 to 31/7/2014||2018|
PREPARATORY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
The Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006 (EGPA Regulations) was amended in late November 2014.
Children younger than the prescribed age for Prep may be enrolled in Prep if:
- They turn 5 on or before the 31 July in the year of proposed enrolment in Prep and the Principal is satisfied the child is ready for Prep (See EGPA Regulations Part 4, section 15) or
- The child has attended Prep in another state or country and was already enrolled in a Prep program
It will be ultimately the principal’s responsibility to ensure that children are attending the appropriate level of education according to attributes; however collaboration between parents, teachers and principal will establish the correct environment for students to achieve highly, successfully and easily.