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 Student Dress Code.

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
1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 Year 6
1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 Year 5
Year 6
1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 Year 3
Year 4
Year 5Year 6
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 Year 2
Year 3
Year 4Year 5Year 6
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 Year 1
Year 2
Year 3Year 4Year 5​Year 6
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 Prep
Year 1
Year 2Year 3Year 4​Year 5
​Year 6
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Year 1Year 2Year 3​Year 4
​Year 5
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019PrepYear 1Year 2​Year 3
​Year 4
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 PrepYear 1​Year 2
​Year 3

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Prep​Year 1
​Year 2
​1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022

​Year 1
​1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023


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. 

View our Class and Bell times here.

Enrolment documents

Please visit or phone our office if you wish to collect an enrolment pack. The enrolment pack contains our college Prospectus as well as an enrolment information booklet for parents to keep and an enrolment documentation booklet to be completed and returned. Alternatively, please use the below links to download these documents.

Year 1-6 Enrolments

  • Birth Certificate (Original to be sighted)
  • Proof of Residency at the address indicated on the enrolment application:
    • One primary source — a current rental/lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional contract of sale.
    • One secondary source — a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name.
  • Immunisation Statement 
  • Most recent school report 

2023 Prep & New Enrolment Uniform Fittings

We know what an exciting time it is having your little person heading off to big school, and to help make that journey stress free, all new Prep and New Enrolments are invited to come for their own personal fitting appointment during November and December.

At your fitting appointment, we will work out the correct sizing for your child and help you place your uniform order for the start of Prep in January 2023.

To book or change your appointment please go to:​  

You will receive a reminder for your appointment 2 days before your scheduled fitting.

If you have any questions please contact us via email: 

We have put together some Prep Bundle Packs to help take the guess work out of what to order. Each pack contains 3 days worth of full uniforms, a Talara Backpack, TPC Prep Hat and 3 pairs of TPC Socks.

​​Out of Zone Applications 

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


Talara Primary College
Attn Enrolments Officer
PO Box 3707
Caloundra DC Qld 4551

Attn Enrolments Officer

In Person:
24 Talara St, Currimundi Qld 4551

Last reviewed 13 September 2022
Last updated 13 September 2022