The beginning of school

Kindergarten is the first year of schooling in Western Australia and while not compulsory we highly recommend you enrol your child. Learning programs are based on children’s interests with a focus on social, emotional, pre literacy, pre numeracy and physical development.

Attending school every day is important

Developing the habit of going to school every day is vitally important so your child does not miss out on important ideas and skills they need for future learning. Did you know:

  • missing half a day of school each week equates to one month of missed learning per year
  • the attendance habits set by your child when they first start school continues throughout their school life
  • if your child missed half a day of school each week between Pre-primary and Year 10, they would miss almost one full year of learning
  • learning is cumulative – if your child misses a day, it is harder for them to catch up.

Continue the learning at home with these great ideas

There are many fun and exciting activities that stimulate your child’s curiosity and encourage their love of learning.

Here are resources full of activities you and your child can do together every day – and they can easily fit in your daily routine whether you are at home or out and about.

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