​​​​About KWSC Early Years

Welcome to our Kawana Waters State College Early Years, the beginning of a life-long learning journey for your child.  We believe that all children can learn, making the development of your child’s interests, skills, capabilities and well-being the centre of our work. 

Our Early Years Educators are a collaborative team of professionals, guided by research informed practices to continually strengthen and improve the quality of teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum (Australian Curriculum Parent Information) for each child in each classroom.  College families can feel confident and comfortable in the knowledge that the learning and well-being of their child is monitored and supported by a team of caring professionals.

Kawana Waters State College is one of only 14 schools in QLD, selected as a trial school for the National Quality Standards (NQS) and complete a verification process.  The National Quality Standard is informed by research about day-to-day program elements that optimise children’s learning and development and comprises of legislation, regulation and procedures required for the education and care for Australian children in Early Childhood Education Centres.  It is comprehensive and sets a ‘high bar’ for early childhood learning and development.

Our Early Years team involvement with the NQS verification process, in addition to 

the College High Reliability Framework (HRS) and Art and Science of Teaching (ASoT) pedagogical frameworks, assures the quality of our practice, learning environments and enables us to align with neighbouring Early Childhood Education Centres. These partnerships assist in providing a smooth transition for children and families when stepping from Kindergarten into Prep. National Quality Standards (PDF. 273KB)​​

Prep Enrolment

We welcome and invite all enquiries regarding Prep enrolment to email the Primary Campus on or phone (07) 54369333.  You will be provided with a College enrolment pack and information about our Prep and Transition programs.

Transition into Prep

Our transition into Prep program is an opportunity for children, educators and families to build and develop relationships while learning about ‘what it is like to go to big school’.  We provide opportunities for families and children to come into the College and experience Prep lessons and activities, as well as participate in parent education sessions.

Children must be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol.  Please see the following link to see when your child can start Prep.  Ready reckoner schedule 

Enrolment​ age variations

Parents enrolling their child in school have the option of an early or delayed start. Enrolment age variations may be due to a child’s development and readiness, and could improve their ability to learn.

Read more about early and delayed entry to Prep and allocation of state education.

Delayed start to Prep

It is not compulsory for your child to attend the Prep year as soon as they are old enough—5 by 30 June in the year they enrol. You can delay their entry by 1 year if you feel they are not ready, but when they start school, they should still start in the Prep year.

Parents who decide to delay their child’s start in Prep may choose to keep their child at home, or in an:

Students with disability

All children are entitled to attend the Prep Year at their local state school.

Schools provide support services to assist students with disability so they can be included in local Prep classes.

Find more information for students with disability, including information on the:

Transition statements

Please email transition statements to the College on:

Would like to know more about how you can best support and prepare your child for 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.

See how to enrol your child in school.

Make the Early Years Count​

Last reviewed 01 June 2022
Last updated 01 June 2022