A-Z Parent Information
Early Entry & Early Intervention
Early enrolment for children under compulsory education age is also available to children eligible for entry into Early Intervention (Special Education) programs and English as Second language programs. Children requiring Special Education support may be enrolled upon meeting certain eligibility criteria. An application may be made through the school counsellor or through the Student Support section of the Department. Full information will have to be provided to the Principal at the time of application. Further information is available on the ACT Education and Training Directorate.
Emergency Management Procedures
The school has a policy on emergency evacuations and are required to practise evacuations procedures. All staff and children participate. Please contact the staff for more information.
Children seeking to enter school at the preschool entry point should be four years of age on or before 30 April in that year. To be eligible to enrol, you will need to provide your child's birth certificate, immunisation details and proof of residence, ie. utilities bill, mortgage document, lease or tenancy agreement.
New arrangements since 2014
The ACT Education and Training Directorate has updated the enrolment and transfer arrangements for all ACT public schools.
All new student enrolment applications for 2016 open from 28 April 2015 (day 1 term 2).
If you are enrolling your child to start school in 2016 or if your child is transferring to an ACT public school at any stage you will need to use the same online form. This must be done on the new 2016 enrolment form.
To make this process easier for those wishing to enrol or transfer, please use the online enrolment/transfer form and Parent/carer guide to enrolment/transfer for ACT public schools located on the 'Enrolling in an ACT Public School' section of the Education and Training Directorate website www.det.act.gov.au
If you have difficulty accessing a computer to complete the online enrolment form please come to the school for assistance. A translator can be arranged should you require one. Please make an appointment on (02) 62057566.
To make the process more equitable, there is no longer any need to queue at the school on 28 April to enrol your child. All enrolment requests are stored electronically and sent to the first choice school after 5 June. Decisions regarding offers of enrolment/transfer are made after the closing date. From the 5 June to the 19 June enrolments will be sorted and parents will be notified if they have received a place in their preferred school.
Excursions are part of the educational program at Wanniassa Preschool. On enrolment, parents are asked to give permission for their child to go on incidental excursions e.g. walk to the shops. If children use any form of transport, parents will be advised in advance and asked to give permission, in writing, for the child to attend. The adult/child ratio is 1:5 on major excursions or less as required.