Starting School


Our Preschool program is a 2-year program. Children wishing to enter 3-year-old Preschool at the beginning of the year need to have turned 3 by 31 January of the year of entry. Children turning 3 between 31 January and 30 April may be offered a place later in the year subject to our normal enrolment requirements. In this instance, full fees must be paid to hold the place until they turn three. Children wishing to enter 4-year-old Preschool need to have turned 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.

Children born January - April can choose to commence 3 Pre in the year they turn 3 but as per the details above would be charged full fees for the year. Please contact the registrar for advice if this applies to your child. registrar@burgmann.act.edu.au

In addition to an interview with the Head of School and the 3 year old Preschool Orientation session (held at the beginning of each year), our late starters into 3pre also have a transition session, accompanied by their parents. This transition session will take place in the week before they are due to start school and will take place from 11.30am until 1.00pm on a day negotiated with the class teacher.

Children born January - April can choose to commence 4 Pre in the year they turn 4, or the year after.

Children born January - April 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.

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