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Prep is the first year of school and provides the foundation for your child's education. From 2017, it is compulsory for Queensland children to undertake Prep prior to Year 1. Prep is a full-time program held in primary schools. Children attend Monday-Friday, from 9am to 3pm. Children  must be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol. Check the table below to see when your child can start prep.

Get advice on preparing your child for Prep including early childhood education and care options, and how to get your child ready for 
their first day of school.
Toowoomba East State School enrolment is both capped and zoned. Enrolment places are limited and eligibility is restricted. Available places for prep in 2019 are very limited and the waiting list is filling quickly. More details about our catchment zone can be found here.

 Please contact the school office on (07) 4637 5222 for further information or email

What does prep look like?