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Attendance & Enrolment


To enrol your child at Drillham State School, please contact the school for an enrolment package and refer to our 2018 prospectus (PDF, 1000 KB).  If enrolling in a Queensland state school for the first time, staff will need to sight your child's birth certificate.  Drillham State School has an Enrolment Management plan in place as of the 14th June 2019 which may affect enrolment at the school if out of our catchment area.  Please follow the link for more information

Upon enrolment student will require all items as per the 2018 booklist (PDF, 352KB) (PDF 352) and Student Resource Scheme (PDF, 193KB) . Items are stored at the school for use by your child. Items are stored at the school for use by your child.  Unused items are sent home at the end of the year. Items can be purchased through the school or other agencies. Please contact the principal for more information.

Under Queensland law, every child of compulsory school age is required to attend a full school day unless they have a reasonable excuse, such as illness, extreme weather conditions or school sporting events.

Parents/carers are required to notify the school before 10am if their child is absent.  Staff will make contact with parents/carers by 11am if no notification.  Regular non-attendance is detrimental to students learning. Department policies and procedures will be followed to ensure students have regular access to education.  

Enrolment in Prep

Prep is the first year of schooling in Queensland.  It is a full-time, school-based program.  From 2017, it is compulsory for all Queensland children to undertake Prep prior to commencing Year 1. Children must be five years by the 30th June to enrol in Prep. All children must attend school in Queensland by the time they are 6 year 6 months. Please refer to Education Queensland prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year.


Play group operates once a week at Drillham through our Investing for Success funding in affiliation with Playgroup Queensland.
  • Every Thursday of term, excluding the 3 last weeks of the year.
  • 8:45am-10:45am with children able to stay and play until 11:10.
  • Children zero to five years welcome to attend.
  • Parents must remain on site.
Families attending playgroup are required to fill in our Playgroup Queensland complimentary membership form (PDF, 144 KB). For more information please see our playgroup brochure (PDF, 209 KB).