Pre-Prep Program – Selection Criteria

Commencing with applicants first preference kindergarten, places are allocated according to the following criteria:

1. High Priority children – Children at risk of abuse or neglect including children in Out-of-Home Care, children who are identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, children with additional needs who require additional assistance to participate in kindergarten, require a combination of services which are individually planned and/or have an identified specific disability or developmental delay, asylum seeker and refugee children and children eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy.

2. Repeats – Children currently enrolled at the kindergarten who have received funding for a second year of 4 year old kindergarten are placed at the same kindergarten.

3. Deferrals – Children who were eligible to attend a 4 year old program at the St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten in the previous year but deferred or withdrew from the program in writing to the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Officer on or before the last day of Term 1 are placed at the same kindergarten.

4. Children who have St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten as their closest kindergarten and have received funding for a second year of 4 year old kindergarten.

5. City of Boroondara residents who have received funding for a second year of 4 year old kindergarten.

6. 3 year olds – Children who have attended and completed the 3 year old program at St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten in the previous year, and have applied for the 4 year old program at St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten.

7. Siblings – Children who have had a sibling attend and complete the 3 year old or 4 year old program at the St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten within a 5 year timeframe.

8. City of Boroondara residents who have St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten as their closest kindergarten

9. All other residents of the City of Boroondara.

10. (a) Non City of Boroondara residents who have been verified as high priority children.
(b) All other non-residents.

The 4 year old Pre-Prep program is a good option for children having a funded second year of 4 year old kindergarten or for the older child.

Children who attended and completed a 4 year old program in the year prior who are not authorised by Department of Education & Training (DET) to receive a second year of funding will be required to pay the full fees plus the cost of the per capita grant.  Such children will be considered for a place after all eligible enrolments for the Pre-Prep program have been placed.  Priority will be given to children who completed the 4 year old program at St. Paul’s Anglican Kindergarten in the year prior, then other City of Boroondara residents.

Questions should be addressed to enrolments@stpaulskinder.org.au or bkces@boroondara.vic.gov.au.