Prep Ways – A school based program at Blackbutt State School

What is Prep Ways?

Prep Ways is a school based program designed to help you and your child enrol in Prep for 2020.

This program includes:

  • One enrolment interview with the 2020 prep teacher and or the Principal;
  • Attendance at one Prep Information session. This is a general information session that will answer your questions about Prep and help you with ways to get your 2020 Prep child/ren ready.  This session will be on Monday 9 December 2019 from 9.00am to 10.00am.
  • Our Ready, Set, Prep program where your child/ren get the opportunity to experience a Prep classroom on Monday 9 December after the information session 10.00 to 11.30am and participate in the Under 8’s school activity held on Friday 1 November 2019.

During Semester two 2018, our Prep teacher visits the two Early Childcare providers in Blackbutt for half a day every fortnight. 

During these visits, our Prep teacher will observe and interact with your prep to be children and staff from both centres to help transition your child/ren into Prep 2020.

What is Ready, Set, Prep?

Ready, Set, Prep is a part of a school program that enables your prospective Prep child to participate in one classroom session and meet the Prep teacher and participate in Under 8’s Day at the school.

This session will be held on Monday 9 December. 2019  The timetable is as follows:

9.00am to 10.00am

Introduction and Welcome, an Orientation session in the school hall includes curriculum expectations in Prep,  uniforms, lunches, fruit break, school day times, toilet procedures,  P&C information, tuckshop, getting your child ready for Prep

10.00am to 10.45am

You will accompany your child to participate in some Prep classroom work

10.45am to 11.00am

Eating time-bring along a nutritious snack to eat with your child

11.00am to 11.30am

Watch your child play in the school playground


Finish and Thanks in the hall

Prep enrolment interviews

Individual interviews of approximately 60 minutes, are arranged by appointment at Blackbutt State School. The interviews will be conducted by the Prep teacher with assistance from the Principal.

Prep enrolment interview appointment dates:

Time 1:  Wednesday 28 August Week 7 Term 3 2019

Time 2:   Wednesday 4 September Week 8 Term 3 2019

Time 3:   Thursday 7 November Week 5 Term 4 2019

If these times don't suit, please phone the school and arrange a more convenient time for the enrolment.

To arrange an interview, please phone Blackbutt State School on (07) 4170 2222 and ask for a prep enrolment interview time on your selected date from above. You will be asked to collect a Prep Enrolment Pack from the school’s office.

Sensitive or confidential matters will be discussed if required at the interview. This information includes medical, legal, custodial and cultural matters that you deem are important for your child to be successful at school.

You will need to bring the following to the interview:

  • A birth certificate for your Prep 2020 child;
  • Accurate completion of the Prep Enrolment Pack
  • Any documentation to support medical, cultural, legal or custodial issues for your child/ren. 

The process to enrol your child in prep 2020

Step 1 

Phone the school on (07) 4170 2222 and arrange an appointment time with the office staff. Collect the Prep Enrolment Pack from the office.

Step 2

Complete the Prep Enrolment Pack.

Return the completed Enrolment Pack to the school’s office with all supporting documents.

Step 3

Accurate completion of information in the Prep pack.

We enter the information you give us into our departmental database. Please help us by completing all parts of the pack and be as accurate as you can so that we have current emergency contacts, phone numbers and email addresses

Step 4

Birth Certificate. 

To enrol you should have your prospective Prep child/ren’s birth certificate/s. Please bring along your Childcare Centre’s Transition Statement.

Step 5

Booking a Prep interview.

Office staff will give you instructions to book your enrolment interview

Step 6

Attend Ready, Set, Prep program.

Last reviewed 08 August 2019
Last updated 08 August 2019