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Welcome to Prep at Hatton Vale State School.

Prep is an exciting time for you and your child.  Prep is the first year of schooling and is a fulltime compulsory program, from Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 2.45pm.

The early years of learning are among the most significant periods of growth for children. Experiences during this time not only affect cognitive, social and physical development, but also deeply influence dispositions to learning and children’s views of themselves as learners.

At Hatton Vale State School the Prep program is designed to cater for each child’s interests and needs and to foster a love of learning.

We recommend you view the supporting information – Hatton Vale Prep Handbook (PDF, 454 KB)​. For detailed information on enrolling your child in Prep, please see Enrolling at our school

The Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006 enables principals to consider early entry to Prep for children who turn five years by 31 July.

It should be emphasised that:

  • The standard Prep entry cut-off date remains 30 June in the year a child enters Prep.
  • A quality kindergarten program in the year before Prep is the best education option for all children
  • Early entry for July-born children should be by exception only, where it is in the best interests of the child.

An information sheet for parents is available online.


 Prep enrolment form

  • Child’s first name
  • Child’s surname
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Parent/caregivers name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Telephone
​The Department of Education through Hatton Vale State School is collecting personal information in accordance with the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 in order to register your interest in enrolling your child to attend school. The information will only be accessed by employees of the Department of Education. The information will not be given to any other person or agency unless prior consent is obtained.