Enrolling your child


Parents are invited to contact the school if they wish to discuss enrolment opportunities for children from Reception to Year 7.

The Principal conducts tours of the school once per term and parents are invited to register for a tour by contacting our front office on 8337 3300.  Dates and Times of upcoming Principal tours will be advised in the Newsletter and on the Important Dates page.


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 Reception teachers and Principal liaise closely with local kindergartens regarding the needs of individual children and a buddy program is established for the Kindergarten to school transition program.  Year 7 students are involved in a transition program to local high schools.

The pre-school to school transition program at Athelstone School invites children to participate in a program of visits over a fortnight in November of the year prior to when they start school.  These visits occur on Wednesday mornings.  Visits commence at 9:00am and conclude at 11:00am. All children will be allocated a ‘buddy’ who will support them in their transition to school.  Parents / Caregivers are invited to attend an information meeting during the first transition visit.  The school uniform shop will be open during both transition visits.

  • 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.

At Athelstone School parents are invited to enrol their child(ren) at school as soon after their third birthday as possible.

Enrolment forms should be completed and delivered to the school by the first transition visit.

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