Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.


New Enrolments

The ACT Education Directorate's Policy describes each school's 'Priority Enrolment Area' (PEA). Students from Kindergarten to
Year 6 within this area have automatic placement to their area school.  For Ainslie School this includes the suburbs of Reid, Braddon, Acton and a section of Ainslie (south of Wakefield Avenue) and the Civic area. More information can be found on the Education Directorate's website.

ACT resident children from outside the PEA may be enrolled at Ainslie School subject to vacancies.  Please email the school's enrolment officer at info@ainslies.act.edu.au

NSW residents please see information on the Education Directorate’s website.


Children turning 4 before April 30 can be enrolled in preschool programs. Baker Gardens and Reid Preschools are Ainslie School's  preschool units.

As a part of the ACT Government's commitment to early education the Education Directorate has developed a website to support parental engagement in preschool education. The website contains information for parents and carers about various education and support services on offer in the ACT for preschool aged children and highlights the importance of parental involvement in preschool education Preschool Matters (http://www.preschoolmatters.act.gov.au)


Children turning 5 before April 30 are enrolled in Kindergarten. Those who are enrolled in an Ainslie School preschool program automatically transition to Ainslie School.

A kindergarten information session and orientation program is conducted for all new kindergarten parents. Programs and procedures for the start of the new school year are outlined at this information session. Families are advised of details via The school newsletter, Facebook & website.

The ACT Education Directorate has detailed information for parents about children starting school.

Early Entry

Early Entry is offered to eligible families to meet the needs of their children in the early years of their education. Early Entry is considered for children in the following categories:

For  information, please contact Early Education on 6207 1106 or email DET.consultation@act.gov.au.