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When can my child start school 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. If your child turns four after 30 April, they can start preschool the first day of term 1 the following year.

If your child turns five on or before 30 April, they can start Kindergarten the first day of term 1 that year. If your child turns five after 30 April, they can start Kindergarten the first day of term 1 the following year.

Use the handy calculator below to work out when your child can start school.

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See further Who needs to enrol? for more information on what ages students can be enrolled.