Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday.
Because students start new work in their new class at the beginning of the school year, it would be an advantage for your child both socially and educationally, to start school as soon as possible in the new year.
Applying to enrol in primary school
If your child is currently enrolled in a NSW public school, contact us to discuss the enrolment procedures and obtain the necessary paperwork.
If your child is coming from a non-government school, contact us to make an appointment to discuss your child's potential enrolment.
If your child has a temporary visa or visitor visa you will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the temporary residents program who will give you forms to bring to the school.
For your appointment, if your child has not been previously enrolled in a NSW public school, you will need to bring these documents with you:
If your child is not a permanent resident you will also need to provide:
For children already enrolled in a NSW public school we only require:
It's important that you tell the principal if your child has any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions, before your child starts school.
After your appointment with us, you may be asked to complete an application to enrol in a NSW public school form [English PDF 579KB] and return it to us. We will notify you of the result of your application. Please note that this form must be completed in English. Help is available for parents who do not read English. There are also translations of the enrolment application which may help you fill out the form in English.
We are trialling a new online enrolment process to make it easier and faster to enrol your child at your local school.
To apply online, you must:
Apply for enrolment online
If you are not eligible to use the online form or prefer not to, you can download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).
The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.
We can help you with your enrolment enquiries anytime throughout the year. Please call the school on 4257 7261.
Tullimbar Public School has a drawing area which is a map of the local area whereby students living in that area are able to enrol into Tullimbar Public School. Students outside this area may apply via an Out of Area Application. This form can be obtained by contacting the school.'
If you reside in the estate of Calderwood, please use the suburb address of NORTH MACQUARIE.
If your street address does not appear due to being a new street, please contact us on 4257 7261.
Map and additional information.
To enrol in one of our Special Education Units, please contact the Department of Education Office on (02) 4267 6100.