In Queensland Prep is recognised as the first formal year of
schooling. All children of eligible age may attend a full-time Prep Program
that is children need to be five by 30
June in the year they enrol in Prep. Proof
of your child’s age MUST be
produced at your enrolment interview. Acceptable forms of identification are
Birth Certificate or Passport. Record of Vaccination is also to be provided at
Eligible Enrolment Age
- Child born 1 July 2010 –
30 June 2011
- Child born 1 July 2011 –
30 June 2012
- Child born 1 July 2012 –
30 June 2013
- Child born 1 July 2013 –
30 June 2014
- Child born 1 July 2014 –
30 June 2015
Prep students attend school each
day from 8.30am – 2.35pm. Rooms will be open at 8.30am. Parents will be welcome
to come in and spend time with their child completing a puzzle or reading a
book until the program commences at 8.40am. Please ensure that your child is on
time to school as lateness may stress young children and may disrupt the
program that has already started. The playground is out of bounds for all
children before and after school. Please let your child’s teacher know about
arrangements for going home.
Prep children are to wear the
school uniform as they are an integral part of our school community. Prep
classes will participate on a weekly basis in the specialist lessons provided
by the school and will follow the same routines and rules as the rest of the
We welcome new enrolments
school has applied to enact our Enrolment Catchment Plan. (EMP) If accepted, the EMP would enable the school
to develop and grow sustainably utilizing the school’s resources sustainably to
support all students. If accepted, only families within our current catchment
may be accepted to enrol at the school. All
State Schools are Great schools and we support all our local State primary
schools. If you are interested in your child enrolling at Lawnton State School
at any stage of their education, please do not hesitate to contact our school
in order to arrange an interview and take a tour of the school and our
We welcome parent and community involvement
welcome involvement of parents and the community at Lawnton State School.
Research has shown that when the community is involved in the life of the
school, outcomes are enhanced for students. The P&C meets on the third
Tuesday of each month at 6.15 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and we would be
delighted if new parents could join us.
are also welcome to get involved in other ways including:
- Volunteering in the cafe or uniform shop.
- Classroom support.
- Assisting in the library.
- Helping with excursions and swimming supervision.
parents who wish to assist are most welcome. Please see your child’s teacher,
or the office if interested. All volunteers will need to undertake some
mandatory training and provide some documentation but this can be discussed
with our office staff.
Friday morning the school community comes together for parade where classes
present items, awards are given and celebrations occur. Parents are very
welcome to attend and stay afterward for a cuppa with the principal and other
See Support and Resources / Forms and Documents
for enrolment forms