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Prep is the first year of school and provides the foundation for your child's education. From 2017, it is compulsory for Queensland children to undertake Prep prior to Year 1.

The modern day fully air-conditioned Prep centre provides a developmentally appropriate educational program for children. The qualified teachers and teacher aides implement a full-day program (8.50 am – 3.00 pm) on a 5 day week.

The Caloundra State Primary School Prep program includes:

  • Activity-based, age appropriate program
  • Supportive, caring, warm, stable and challenging environment
  • Flexible learning
  • Comprehensive indoor/outdoor program
  • All-inclusive stimulating activities
  • Music and Physical Education lessons with specialist teachers
  • Extensive transition to ease the move into Year 1
  • Library borrowing on a daily basis
  • Classroom access to computers
  • Very large playground for active children
  • Developmentally appropriate literacy and numeracy skills program

Queensland's Preparatory Year gives all young Queenslanders the very best start to school by helping them make a smooth transition to Year 1 and sets them on the path to lifelong learning.

Prep is 5 days a week and children stay all day. Children must be 5 by 30 June in the year they start Prep.

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