In South Australia, public primary schools have one intake date, this means:
- If your child turns five years before 1 May they can start primary school the first day of term 1 of that year.
- If your child turns five on or after 1 May they can start primary school the first day of term 1 of the following year.
The one intake date brings South Australia into line with other states and means every child has four terms of pre-schooling and reception before starting the rest of their schooling.
Your child must be at school by their sixth birthday – this is the compulsory school starting age.
We schedule school tours regularly throughout the year and these dates are promoted in the neighbouring Kindergartens.
The Principal Sue Schmidt also welcomes any parent/caregiver the opportunity to make an appointment with her to discuss this very important decision.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any questions you may have or complete the form below and we will be happy to contact you.