FREE Term 3 & 4 Tuition for Mid-year Reception Starters | Catholic Education South Australia

Starting School This July?

Catholic schools across South Australia are offering free mid-year Reception enrolment intake for students who turn five on or before October 31 to reduce the financial burden on families.

When can my child start school?

Most Catholic schools offer two intakes per year for children starting Reception.

Term 1 enrolment – for children who turn five years on or before April 30.

Term 3 enrolment (Mid-Year intake) – for children who turn five years on or before October 31.

Why a Mid-Year intake?

There is a large body of research that shows the benefit of high quality early learning and care experiences for children in their first 1,000 days of life, and in the years prior to school.

Students who start in Term 3 are likely to spend 18 months in Reception before progressing to Year 1.

Reception students who join a 2022 mid-year intake at a Catholic school will get free tuition in Terms 3 and 4.

This initiative is one of a number announced by the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools (SACCS) to reduce the financial burden on families.

All Diocesan schools will offer the 2022 Term 3 Reception intake to parents free of charge. The free intake includes tuition fees and compulsory charges. It will exclude uniforms and extra-curricular costs.

“We are acutely aware that there are families who continue to be financially impacted by the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Dr McGoran, Director, Catholic Education South Australia.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Catholic Education SA website

What:      FREE Term 3 & 4 Tuition for Mid-year Reception Starters 

When:    Term 3 & 4 2022

Where:   Catholic Schools South Australia

Who:       Mid-year Reception starters

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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