Intakes and ages for starting school
While children relocating from another school can start at any time, Catholic schools accept children starting their first year of school twice a year. This first year is called ‘Reception’.
Term 1 Intake: For children who turn 5 years old on or before April 30 of that year. These children will spend four terms in Reception.
Term 3 Intake: For children who turn 5 years old after April 30 and before October 31.
These children will spend six terms in Reception.
Children whose birthday falls between 1 November and 31 December will commence school in Term 1 of the following year.
You can use this Enrolment Calculator to help you calculate when your child can start school.