Enrolment for Reception Students

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.

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