When can your child start school? What is the correct year of entry? Use our simple calculator below to find out.

Starting School Calculator

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is a full-time program that runs for 49 weeks of the year . Children wishing to enter Pre-Kindergarten need to have turned four (4) by 30 April of the year of entry. There are very limited places for children to enter at this level as it is dependent on student departures from the Early Learning Centre (ELC).

Children born in January - April:

  • can choose to commence Pre-Kindergarten in the year they turn 4, or the year after.
  • can choose to commence Kindergarten in the year they turn 5, or the year after.

The cut-off date of April 30 is set by the ACT Department of Education.

When to Start School Calculator

Please enter the date your child was born