The time has arrived for your child to commence their formal schooling experiences. Education is a complex and engaging process. When students, teachers and parents/caregivers work together, the learning process is most successful. Collectively we take pride in celebrating our achievements and the many successes of our students.

Prep is the first year of schooling in Queensland. It is a compulsory, full-time, school-based program and has a defined curriculum. The Prep Year is exceptionally important as it provides the essential foundations to prepare students for Year 1.

At Albany Creek State School we believe young children learn best when they are engaged actively in purposeful learning experiences that take account of their interests, strengths, capabilities and phases of development. We use an extensive range of teaching approaches to deliver high quality engaging curriculum program.

Students eligible for Prep 2021

To enrol in Prep, children must be aged five (5) years by 30 June in the year of proposed attendance. If you are unsure when your child can start Prep, you can refer to Education Queensland's Prep Ready Reckoner to calculate your child's eligibility.

Albany Creek State School recognises as its prime obligation, the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area.

Applications for students within catchment or siblings

Applications for students who are age appropriate for Prep in 2021, are within catchment or who are a sibling, are being accepted now.

If you would like to enrol your child for Prep 2021 please complete an Application for student enrolment form (PDF, 335KB) and email it to

To check if you reside within the catchment zone, please refer to the school's catchment area.

Once your application has been received, we will contact you to arrange an enrolment interview with you and your child.

Applications for out-of-catchment students for 2021

Applications for students who reside out-of-catchment and are age appropriate for Prep in 2021, will be accepted from the week beginning 24 February 2020.

Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at Albany Creek State School are placed on a waiting list. Applications are assessed in order of receipt of the completed Application for student enrolment form (PDF, 335KB).

If you would like to enrol your child for Prep 2021 please complete an Application for student enrolment form (PDF, 335KB) and email it to

Once we have conducted interviews for those students who are within catchment, or who are siblings of currently enrolled students, we will commence out-of-catchment enrolment interviews as capacity allows.

The number of students entering Prep in any given year must not exceed 125 in 5 classrooms, unless there are more than 125 students enrolling from within the catchment area.

Should you require any further information, please contact the school office between 8am and 4pm on (07) 3264 0111 or email

Prep enrolments are also welcome at any time once the school year has commenced.

Last reviewed 21 November 2019
Last updated 21 November 2019