The interview for our son to start at private prep this year was just a chance for the school to meet us as a family. I'm guessing that if they were looking at anything it was his social interactions. This is for the prep at the Sydney eastern suburbs private to year 12 school.
PS: Since it's a private school, will your son be starting kindergarten in 2015? I know that many private schools in NSW have an earlier cut off for kindergarten (April 30th) than state schools. That is, a child born in May 2009 would not be able to start kindergarten at our school until 2015; whereas the state schools in NSW would allow that child to start in 2014, if the parents chose for him/her to do so.
As an FYI, our son doesn't meet the private schools April cut off for kindy the following year. There are a few others in this situation. The view of the school is that he will either do a second year of preschool/prep or will go straight on to kindy, regardless of not meeting the age cut off, if he is socially ready (and they should have a pretty good read of this after a year of prep)
ETA, they didn't actually ask him to show any skills in the interview. They just gave him some toys to play with and chatted to us.
Edited by mylittlemen, 28 January 2013 - 11:08 AM.