26 Apr 2023
Enrolments for ACT public schools in 2024 from preschool to year 12 are now open.
Going local leads to great things, and there is a place for every child from kindergarten to year 12 at their local school. Your local school offers an excellent, inclusive and equitable education and learning environment.
In 2024 a new high school will open in the east Gungahlin suburb of Kenny.
Enrol online by 2 June to receive an offer from 24 July 2023. Applications made after 3 June will receive an offer later this year.
For more information or to enrol your child visit: Enrolling in a Public School
School information sessions
Go online to learn about your local school. Many schools are holding information sessions in the coming weeks and they are a great way of finding out more about your local school. You can also contact the school if you have additional questions.
Enrolling for preschool
In the ACT, if your child turns four on or before 30 April, they can start preschool the first day of term 1 that year.
Preschool is an important element of children’s early learning. Every four-year-old is guaranteed 15 hours of free, high-quality preschool education a week.
All four-year-old ACT children are guaranteed a place in a public preschool. Due to capacity issues at some sites, it is not always possible to offer a place at your preferred preschool. You will, however, be offered a place at the nearest preschool with capacity to where you live. As an ACT resident, you are encouraged to apply for the preschool at the primary school in your Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) as this offers the greatest continuity transitioning to kindergarten.
For information on enrolling for preschool, visit: Enrolling in Preschool
Priority Enrolment Areas
Canberra is a growing city, so there are some changes to Priority Enrolment Areas for 2024.
These are outlined on the Find my school page and include:
- the establishment of a new Priority Enrolment Area for the new East Gungahlin High School in the suburb of Kenny;
- option for residents of identified suburbs to enrol in the new East Gungahlin High School or their PEA school; and
- clarification of PEA for Richardson Primary and Caroline Chisholm School.
Enrolling in Early Childhood Schools
Early Childhood Schools accept enrolments from across the ACT and do not have a Priority Enrolment Area.
They offer integrated services for children birth to 8 years and their families.
There are Early Childhood Schools in five convenient locations: Belconnen, Inner North, Inner South, Woden and Tuggeranong.
Find out more about enrolling for an Early Childhood School
If you need help with the online enrolment form or have additional questions, please contact your local school , or contact the Enrolments team by phone 6205 5429 or email email@example.com