2 Dumas Street Mount Barker South Australia 5251
(08) 8391 1241

We are currently accepting enrolments in all year levels. Mount Barker Primary School is a zone-free school, however priority is given to students who live in our local area and students who have siblings already enrolled.

We encourage parents to use the Department of Education Find a School/Pre-School tool to identify their local school. 

From 2024, we are taking mid-year intakes for Reception The first year of primary school is known as reception. Children must be enrolled by the age of 6. If your child turns 5 years old:

  • before the 1st of May they can start reception on the first day of term one in that year.
  • between the 1st of May and 31st October, they can
    start school on the first day of term 3 (mid-year)
  • after 31st October they can start reception the following year.



Preschool children are involved in a transition program which involves visits to the school and the classroom in term 4 prior to commencing school, as well as a Parent Meeting and Tour of the school.

Children who start reception at the beginning of the year will generally complete 4 terms of reception, while children who start reception through the mid-year intake will complete 6 terms of reception.

If you are considering enrolling your child to start school mid-year (ie term 3), you might be interested in the preschool mid-year the year prior, so they can do 4 terms before starting school.

For more information visit www.education.sa.gov.au/parents-and-families/enrol-school-or-preschool/school-enrolment/starting-school

Please contact the school office if you wish to join us for a tour and discuss enrolment. 

Complete a Registration of Interest form and drop it in to our helpful team at the front office, or email it to info.mbps339@schools.sa.edu.au