DECD have introduced some changes to when children start preschool. These changes were introduced in 2013.

From 2014, South Australia will have the same first day of preschool for all children. This will be the first day of term one.

The same first day of preschool will mean that every child will have four terms of preschool and then four terms of reception when they go to school.

Click here for a calculator to help with when your child can start preschool.


DECD Process

All state government students are considered as part of the Department of Education and Children’s Services Secondary School enrolment process.

Full details are available at:

Waiting List

In line with the DECD Year 7 to 8 enrolment process, students who miss out on Reynella East as their 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferred High School will automatically be placed on our waiting list. Each application will be assessed by DECD (not Reynella East) against the Out of District Enrolment Criteria. Students will be placed on a ranked list according to the criteria. Parents and students will not be notified as to their ranked position on this list.

Once the official Waiting List has been issued by DECD (usually late term 3), it is then managed by Reynella East. We will offer positions as they become available according to this ranked list. The list remains active for 12 months.

Our 7/8 Transition Program

Reynella East has an extensive transition program in place to support students as they make the move from primary school to secondary school.

Our Transition team work extensively to gather information about each child, including aptitude in fitness, IQ, literacy, science and numeracy, and background on social issues.

With this information students are placed in subject classes where they are most likely to succeed.

Students will attend two full-day visits in Term 4 to begin the process of orientation and information gathering. A Parent Information Night is also held in Term 4.

Dates are available on our Calendar.

School Information Booklet (SIB)

Enrolment at all other year levels is by negotiation with the school. In most cases in the secondary school, zoning rules apply at all year levels. In the primary school, zoning will apply to individual year levels that are under enrolment pressure.

All enrolment enquiries will be considered at a Leadership meeting once per week, on Monday mornings.

To give you a taste of a regular day at Reynella East College, we offer you a tour with our College with our Principal. Different dates apply to Years P-7 tours and Years 8-12 tours. Bookings are essential.

Dates are available on our Calendar
Contact our Student Services Office for bookings: Phone 8329 2300

Please refer any enrolment queries to Student Services.

School Zoning Maps

Pre-School & Primary Section:

Secondary Section:

ssgmapClick here to view the Zone Google Map