Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.
Local enrolment area
Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.
How to enrol
When you’re ready to enrol your child in our school, you’ll attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.
You may visit our school office to collect enrolment forms. The office staff can also give you information about starting school. Office hours are 8:30am-3:30pm. The office staff will need to see your child's birth certificate and their passport if they are not Australian citizens. We also need to see your child's immunisation record. In Term 4 we hold an orientation for our Kindergarten students so it is best to complete enrolment forms before the end of Term 3.
Department of Education preschools enrol students in the year before they attend school. Students who are commencing school in the following year and will turn 4 before the 31 July (during year of attendance) are eligible for enrolment.
Places at Pendle Hill Preschool are available for 20 students attending 5 days each fortnight during the school term. Classes operate 9.00 am- 3.00pm during school term. Fees are set by the Department of Education and range from $10.00- $20.00 a day.
Each year preschool applications for the following year are taken from mid May to early September. The school office will confirm when applications are open. Applicants should sumit their form by 1 September to be considered for a place as there will be no or limited places available after this date. Application can be made at the school office between 9.30 am and 2.30 pm daily. Applicants will need proof of address, the child's birth certificate, pension or healthcare card and parents passport/visa if parents are not Australian citizens.
Places are not determined on a first in basis. Preschool places will be allocated according to the Department of Education guidelines. Where the number of applications exceed places priority for enrolments will be taken in the following order:
1. Children who live in the Pendle Hill Public School feeder area .
2. Children who do not live in the Pendle Hill Public School feeder area but have siblings enrolled at the school.
3. Children living outside the school boundary.
Within each category priority is given to children from families that might otherwise not be able to access preschool. Priority categories include children:
of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin
of families experiencing financial hardship
Applicants will be notified if they have a place by late October.
Occasionally places do become available during the year. Applicants who have not been offered a place will be considered for any vacancies which become available. Applications from students living in the school drawing area may continue to be accepted after placements have been made.