Enrolling at Athelstone


Parents are invited to contact the school if they wish to discuss enrolment opportunities for children from Reception to year 6 in 2023.

School Tours are conducted by the Principal in Terms 1 & 2.  A link to book a place on a tour will appear on our home page when dates for the tours have been set.

Completed Registration of Interest forms, with current documentation, are due to the school by Friday 1 July 2022

Local families will be sent a first round offer of enrolment and transition information by the 5th of August, 2022.

Non-local families will be sent a second round offer by September 9, 2022 in the event there is capacity to offer an enrolment.

Transition Procedures

Athelstone School operates a transition program to support students’ continuity of learning from pre-school to school and from school to secondary school.

The pre-school to school transition program at Athelstone School invites children to participate in a program of visits over a three-week period in November of the year prior to starting school.

  • If your child turns five before 1 May they can start primary school on the first day of term 1 of that year.
  • If your child turns five on or after 1 May they can start primary school the first day of term 1 of the following year.

Your child must be at school by their sixth birthday – this is the compulsory school starting age.

Parents are invited to enrol their child(ren) at school as soon after their third birthday as possible. Please complete the Reception Registration of Interest form.

Secondary school transition processes are managed by the Department for Education via an online process. Locally, our students participate in a senior school forum to support their transition. This is coordinated by our assistant principal for wellbeing, our pastoral care worker and year 6 and/or year 7 teaching staff.

Secondary school transition visits to Department for Education schools usually take place in early December.

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