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    Default How early do you have to register for school/kindy?

    Sorry if this is really obvious, first time mum here how early do you have to register your child for public school and or kindy?

    I already know which one I want DD to go to but I don't know when to sign up as such.

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    subscribing. Im a clueless first time mum too

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    They usually have enrollment days through the year for the following year, if in doubt ring the school.

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    Kindy as in preschool as in the year or two before school? And public or private school?

    If it's Kindy/preschool then I would check at 2ish? Someone else might be able to clarify that. I do know that I tried to enrol DD1 the year she turned 3yrs for the following year and I was basically laughed at. (I'm in Sydney)

    If it's a public school then it's the year before they start school. About May/June if you are in area. If you are out of area then I would check with them earlier than that. Say about a month after the first term starts the year before you want to start.

    Catholic school is similar. I think we applied about February the year before we wanted her to start then got called in for an appointment. Where DD1 let them know she didn't want to go there by pretending red was blue, yellow was green, circles were triangles etc. LOL So we didn't get in.

    Private schools have waiting lists though. Not sure how early you need to do that. But I would say asap. I have been told it's not unheard of to have unborn babies names down at some places.
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    Depends on the state? Where are you?

    In qld, you'll need to register for kindy (c&k) as early as possible. Public school is the year before.

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    In victoria you apply to the local council, so if you look up their website it is on there. Usually around 2, for 3 and 4 year old kindy. And asap if you want to get into a kindy of your choice!

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    depends where you live and what waiting lists are like in your area. You;d be best ringing the school you have in mind, or kindy

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    In NSW, you can't be refused enrolment into the public school you are zoned to.

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    Thanks for the replies I'm in Qld. I wasn't sure if ringing the school way too early would make me look stupid but now I think I'll ring anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angewah View Post
    Thanks for the replies I'm in Qld. I wasn't sure if ringing the school way too early would make me look stupid but now I think I'll ring anyway.
    Never worry about looking stupid! We Mums have to risk looking stupid sometimes in order to make sure we are meeting the needs of our kids. I'm in Qld and for kindy (age 4 approx and the year before prep) I had to enrol my dd at 1 year of age. I rang the kindy a couple of months after she was born to find out how early I needed to enrol (because some kindys in this state take enrolments from BIRTH! Which can be a bit tough for those ch'n born towards the end of the 'year' which is June). And I rang after the birth of my second dd just in case the enrolement policy had changed. (it hadn't).
    The early bird gets the worm in a lot of cases - best luck getting in to the places of your choice!


 

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