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The Queensland Government has introduced a Prep Year of full-time schooling for children who turn five on or before 30th June of the year they enrol in Prep.

At Strathpine State School Prep endeavours to build upon your child's learning at home and in other places like kindergarten and child care. 

The Strathpine State School Prep Information Booklet (PDF, 401KB) provides you with all necessary information about enrolling your child at Strathpine for Prep.


Prep 2017 - Important Dates to Remember


Fri 19th Aug- Prep Information and enrolment session for 2017 parents : 9:30 am 

Fri 21st Oct- Ready, Set, Prep: 9:30 - 10:30am 

Sat 22nd Oct - Open Day Prep - Year 6 : 9:30am

Sat 29th Oct -  Prep Enrolment Interviews from 9:30

Fri 4th Nov - Ready, Set, Prep: 9:30 - 10:30am 

The information session for parents held in August is to provide information about school, dates for uniforms, booklists etc.

The Ready, Set, Prep sessions are for the children to come and spend some time in classrooms so that they can familiarise themselves with the school setting. It is important that all children attend all three sessions.

What will your child learn in the Prep Year at Strathpine State School?

A specific Prep curriculum is implemented at Strathpine State School and the learning experiences in the Prep Year will nurture and help your child to:
  • take on responsibilities
  • become more independent
  • respect other people
  • cooperate with others
  • make sensible choices about their health and safety
  • develop their physical skills
  • develop their oral language
  • develop their understanding of literacy and numeracy
  • learn how to be thinkers and problem solvers
  • use their imagination and creativity
  • learn about their environment.

What will you see your child doing?

You will see your child in a caring, supportive environment where the following activities and more, will be experienced:
  • investigating interests
  • making choices
  • talking with teachers and other children
  • planning with their teacher about the things they might do, and carrying out their plans
  • designing and making things
  • singing, dancing and painting
  • listening to stories
  • playing games indoors and outdoors
  • climbing, balancing, jumping
  • planning and sharing in make-believe play
  • using computers to draw pictures, make signs, play games and find out about the world
  • taking part in everyday experiences like gardening, cooking and tidying up
  • writing and copying signs during their play
  • learning about size, shape, weight and measurement as they construct things indoors and outdoors. 

How does Prep help your child be ready for Year 1?

The Year 1 curriculum builds on the curriculum in the Prep year and the curriculum is designed to provide the foundation that children need for success in later schooling.
International research has identified several factors that influence success at school.
These are:
  • independence
  • social learning
  • health and physical development
  • language development
  • early understanding of literacy and numeracy
  • ability to think and solve problems
  • imagination and creativity
  • a positive approach to learning

Prep will encourage these to develop in your child.

Strathpine State School has an exciting Prep program which encourages the growth of all children both socially and academically. Please contact us if you wish to receive more information.