Catholic Education South Australia

When will my child start school?

For our Reception students, we offer two intakes per school year, at the start of the school year and at the start of Term Three.

  • Term One Reception Enrolment
    Reception children will be eligible to commence school at the beginning of the year in Term 1 if they turn 5 years of age on or before April 30 in that year.
  • Term Three Enrolment
    Reception students may also be eligible to commence school in Term 3 if they turn 5 before October 31 of that year. 

Children who turn 5 years of age after October 31 will commence Reception at the beginning of the following year. Children commencing in the Term 3 intake, will have 2 terms in Transition and then 4 terms in Reception.

If you are unsure when your child can commence school, please input their birth month and year into the calculator below and you will be provided with options for commencement.

Our Enrolment Calculator