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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. ​

​We are taking enrolments for 2018 for IN-CATHMENT families and SIBLINGS of current HVSS students NOW.

​Enrolment applications for students who do not reside within catchment can also be submitted now. These applications will be placed on a Waiting List and, based on our enrolment data, parents will be contacted no earlier than October 6th.

Wednesday 11th of October, 2017

Session 1 – 9:00am-10:00am

Session 2 – 4:00pm-5:00pm

Families enrolling their children in Hatton Vale State School for Prep in 2018 are invited to attend one of our Prep Information sessions on Wednesday 11th of October 2017 in the hall. There are two sessions available to make the information more accessible for families.

Enrolment forms will be handed out at the conclusion of this session and will be available from the office after this date for the 2018 school year.

The session runs for approx. 45 mins and outlines information about the Prep year at Hatton Vale State School.

This session is for parents only and will consist of information from our Principal, Mr Ashley Lawless, and our Deputy Principal, Mrs Janet Smith.  

N.B. This is only for students residing within the Hatton Vale State School catchment area.  Please see the Local Catchment Area map within the Hatton Vale State School 'School Enrolment Management Plan' for clarification.​