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We will be starting 2022 Prep enrolment interviews in August for English Prep classes.

Prep 2022 enrolment packs, for English classes, can be collected from the beginning of Term 3. An enrolment interview can be booked on collection of an enrolment pack. Families must live within the school’s catchment area to be able to enrol in the school. To check if you live in our catchment area please go to the following website – http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/maps/edmap/.

Before an enrolment pack can be issued the following documents need to be provided:

  • Primary proof of residency within the school catchment area – A rates notice or tenancy agreement.
  • Secondary proof of residency e.g. a utility bill showing the residency address.
  • Child’s birth certificate with date of birth showing between

Prep at Tingalpa State School is a year filled with fun, learning, making new friends, discovering talents and finding out about how school works.

Prep is available to all children who are turning 5 by the 30 June in the year they enrol in prep. Prep is full-time and class sizes are up to 25 students with a teacher and a teacher aide. In prep, students learn through play, investigations, real life situations.

Prep is play-based and child-centred. It clearly identifies enquiry-based learning and investigations as key elements. Teachers plan learning experiences based on the five learning areas, social and personal learning, health and physical learning, language learning and communication, early mathematical understandings and active learning processes.


These five areas are linked to the Australian Curriculum. Students participate in carefully organised and engaging units of work in English, Mathematics, Science and HASS.



We are continually amazed at the potential of our prep students and design programs to assist them to reach their full learning potential while creating responsible and independent thinkers.

View the Department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year.

School Tours

At Tingalpa State School our priority is on student learning, for this reason we don't offer school tours as it would interrupt the learning of our students. Please take the time to look through our website as it is full of information about the school.




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Last reviewed 18 March 2021
Last updated 18 March 2021