Prep 2025


​​Parent Information & School Orientation Dates​


Playgroup is an informal way to meet new families who will be attending Arundel State School and have lots of fun along the way.


  • Thursday, 2nd May 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)
  • Thursday, 9th May 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)
  • Thursday, 16th May 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)
  • Thursday, 23rd May 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)
  • Thursday, 30th May 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)
  • Thursday, 6th June 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)
  • Thursday 13th June 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)
  • Thursday 20th June 2024 (9:15 am – 10:45 am)

If you would like to attend Playgroup, please email Tarna Chapman (

Principals Tours

New families are invited to express their interest to attend a Principals Tour with our Principal Mr Landon Dare. These tours offer families the opportunity to view our facilities and hear about the Arundel's approach to learning. Come and see what makes Arundel State School a unique place for children to grow.


  • Thursday 18th July 2024 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Thursday 25th July 2024 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Thursday 1st August 2024 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Thursday 10th October 2024 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Thursday 17th October 2024 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Thursday 24th October 2024 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

To book a Principal Tour, contact the school office.

Prep Orientation Program

Our Prep Orientation program aims to facilitate a seamless transition to Primary School for your child. To optimise your child's Prep experience, we're providing the option of three sessions for your child to engage with our school community and enjoy activities to promote school readiness skills. Please select one of the two options below, either Wednesdays for three consecutive weeks or Thursdays for three consecutive weeks to allow for consistent small group learning and give your child the opportunity to build solid relationships prior to starting school. Children need to be enrolled to attend our Prep orientation program.


Prep Orientation Group 1

  • Wednesday 16th October 2024 (9:30 am – 11:00 am)
  • Wednesday 23rd October 2024 (9:30 am – 11:00 am)
  • Wednesday 30th October 2024 (9:30 am – 11:00 am)

Prep Orientation Group 2

  • ​Thursday 17th October 2024 (9:30 am – 11:00 am)
  • Thursday 24th October 2024 (9:30 am – 11:00 am)
  • Thursday 31st October 2024 (9:30 am – 11:00 am)

To book a Prep Orientation session, contact the school office.

Parent Information Sessions

Our Parent Information sessions offer essential insights into the facilities and programs available at our school. During this event, you'll gain further details about our Prep Transition program, receive a glimpse into learning within the Prep classroom, learn about the Get Set for Prep visit, and discover ways you can support your child in having a successful year in Prep. It's also a chance for you to address any inquiries you might have.


  • Thursday 22nd August 2024 (9:30 am – 10:30 am)
  • Thursday 22nd August 2024  (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

To book a Parent Information session, contact the school office.

Get Set for Prep Meeting

It is a requirement that all children attend a Get Set for Prep meeting prior to starting school. At this meeting, your child will take part in activities which will cover three developmental domains: motor skills, concepts and language. This is a great way for teachers to get to know your child and plan for their successful transition to Prep. Parents will have an opportunity to share information about their child and ask any questions they may have. 

Enrolment forms must be completed and returned to the school office before booking a Get Set for Prep meeting.


  • Thursday 5th September 2024
  • Thursday 12th September 2024
  • Monday 4th November 2024
  • Wednesday 6th November 2024
  • Monday 11thh November 2024
  • Wednesday 13th November 2024

To book a Get Set for Prep Meeting, contact the school office.

Last reviewed 27 March 2024
Last updated 27 March 2024