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. Caloundra SS has an Enrolment Management Plan.
Families residing outside the catchment area Families residing outside the catchment area are invited to apply for enrolment by completing the expression of interest for Out of Catchment enrolment form. Please apply online or contact the office for an enrolment pack and to arrange an interview with a member of the administration team. Come and join the school that is Caloundra, "We are a small school with a Big Heart."
Prep 2021 and Prep 2022 School Tours are available with the Deputy Principal
You can book a tour using the following link:
The event code is wzekw
You can also book a school tour by calling the school office on 07 5439 4200.
Our first Prep Open Day will be held on Friday the 26th of March at 9:30am in the prep area. See our Facebook page for further details.
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
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 online calculator.