Catholic Education South Australia


Mid Year intake

As parents, you know your child best. Our mid-year intake gives families a choice about when it is best for their child to start school.

St Mark’s College offers an additional enrolment intake for Reception students, giving families the flexibility to determine the best time for their child to start school. The ‘Mid-Year Intake’ will allow children turning five between 1 May and 31 October to begin school in third term. These students will complete six terms of Reception. This intake, is in addition to the regular intake at the beginning of the year (where students complete a full year in Reception). Families will be able to decide whether their child is ready to begin mid-year when they turn five, or wait to enrol for the beginning of the following year.

It can be a daunting decision to start your child at school mid-year, that's why we asked Bianca, mother to Liam who started Reception in Term 3, to tell us about his experience in the video below.

Students starting Reception mid-year will have the opportunity to enrol in our 14-week transition-to-school program, Little Lions.

To find out more about enrolling, visit our Enrolment page.

If you are considering a mid-year enrolment for your child, please contact the College with any queries you may have and for an enrolment package. You can download an application form below.


Kindergarten (pre-school) is an important part of a child’s preparation for school. We encourage all families that are considering a mid-year enrolment at St Mark’s College to contact local services direct:

  • Ellendale Kindergarten - 08 8633 0077
  • Kingston Road Early Learning Centre and Kinder - 08 8632 2966
  • Risdon Park South Kindergarten - 08 8632 2576
  • Solomontown Kindergarten - 08 8632 3800
  • Port Pirie Community Kindergarten - 08 8632 1291
  • Napperby Kindergarten - 08 8634 4309


455 The Terrace, Port Pirie South Australia 5540
T 08 8633 8800

Benedict 08 8633 8802
Bosco 08 8633 8801 or text 0428 475 539