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 3.

  • Term 1 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 3 Reception 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 from November 1 will commence Reception at the beginning of the following year. Children commencing in the Term 3 intake, will have 6 terms 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