Enrolling at our school


​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 interview.

Eligible Enrolment Age
  • Child born 1 July 2016 – 30 June ​​2017

  • Child born 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018

  • ​​Child born 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Child born 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020
  • Child born 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

Prep Enrolments

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 school community.

We welcome new enrolments

Due to enrolment growth, an Enrolment Management Plan has been initated at Lawnton State School.  All students who live within our catchment are eligable for enrolment at Lawnton State School. Any students who reside outside of our catchment are welcome to apply and be placed on a waiting list. Proof of residence is required for all applications of enrolment.  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 facilities.

We welcome parent and community involvement

We 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.
Parents 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.
Those 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.
Each 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 community members.
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Last reviewed 08 March 2022
Last updated 08 March 2022