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Enrolling at our school

When enrolling during the year, you will be asked to set aside approximately 1 hour to meet with the Principal or Deputy Principal. This meeting represents the first and most significant phase of the induction process for members new to our school. 

In the induction meeting the Principal or Deputy Principal will outline some key aspects of the school, seek your commitment to support the school’s initiatives and share in the vision and ownership of the school.  

Enrolling families will be taken on a tour of the school to view our wonderful facilities and to meet the appropriate teachers. Following this initial induction meeting, student resource scheme and uniform requirements are organised. Most commonly, students are not placed into class the same day the enrolment process has occurred, rather they return the following day fully organised, dressed in their uniform, and mentally prepared for the day. A desk and chair will be organised and an induction buddy will be arranged by the class teacher. 

Prior enrolment

 
Where possible you are asked to enrol your child/children prior to their first day of the school year so that a teacher and class may be allocated and furniture provisions organised. Most significantly, because we are a strict uniform school, enrolling students are expected to be in full uniform for their first day of school. Uniforms may be purchased as part of the enrolment process. EFTPOS and Bankcard facilities are available for your convenience.

Student dress code

Talara Primary College is a very strict uniform school. We have the support of our Parent’ and Citizens’ Association and the school’s Uniform Committee to promote 100% adherence to the uniform. Our dress standards for our students reflect out community standards. They provide a ready identification of students and non-students at school, they foster a sense of belonging and help develop mutual respect among students by minimising visible evidence of economic or social differences.

View our Uniform Policy.

Further information regarding our Uniform Shop and Uniform Pricelists can be found by viewing the Uniform Shop page on this site.

Minimum enrolment ages

 
Proof of a child’s age, such as a Birth Certificate, is required by the Principal for enrolments.  Exceptions may occur when a child has already been enrolled in formal schooling in another state school. 
 
View the Department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year.  
 
Birth Date – child born​ 2017 2018 2019 2020​ 2021
1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 ​Prep Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 ​Prep ​Year 1 Year 2 Year 3​
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 ​Prep ​Year 1 Year 2
​1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 ​Prep Year 1
​1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 ​Prep

Beginning the school year

 
The first day of school is always a very special day in a child’s life and is full of surprise, wonder, bewilderment and anxiety.  For this reason we plan for the day to run as smoothly as possible.  You can assist this process by ensuring your child has been enrolled prior to the first day of school. This will ensure a class and teacher has been allocated and that their desk will be waiting for them.
 
If enrolment forms have already been completed, there is no necessity for parents and students to report to the office. If students have not enrolled prior to Day One, parents/carers and students are asked to report to the office.
 
Class lists will be displayed near the administration building in the week preceding the start of the school year and on Day One. Teachers will be in attendance in the room to receive and welcome your child and supply them with name tags.  If your child is upset by this momentous occasion, it is best that you say goodbye to your child, then leave swiftly.  This helps your child understand you are confident that they are in a safe place.  Unduly delays to your departure can cause more upset for your child. 

Enrolment documents

 
Please complete and return the Enrolment Form, Media Release Form and Student Resource Scheme Participation Form.  Prep 2017 enrolments require additional
documentation.  Please see the Prep 2017 Enrolments section below.  
 

 

Prep 2018 Enrolments

 
In addition to the above forms, for Prep 2018 applications, please also complete
and return the following documents:
 

We also request the following supporting documentation to complete your application:

  • Birth Certificate (Orignial to be sighted or certified copy acceptable)
  • Proof of Residence (Current rates notice or current tenancy agreement, or current electricity account)
  • Immunisation Statement 

For more information regarding our 2017 Prep events, please see the below documents:

Out of Zone Applications 

 
Completed enrolment documents can be mailed, emailed or delivered in person to our office.
 

Mail:

Talara Primary College
Attn Enrolments Officer
PO Box 3707
Caloundra DC Qld 4551
 
Email:
Attn Enrolments Officer
 
In Person:
24 Talara St, Currimundi Qld 4551