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Early Childhood

Attending Kindergarten and pre-primary

Kindergarten is not compulsory but in 2013 Pre primary has become a year of compulsory schooling. Most Western Australian children attend because it helps give them the best start to school.

There is a place for all eligible children in Kindergarten and Pre-primary programs in public schools. As Pre Primary is now compulsory there is a place guaranteed for PP children and wherever possible Waggrakine strives to provide a place for Kindergarten children in our intake area. Kindergarten programs at Waggrakine are a 15 hour a week program. Pre Primary students attend the same time as their Year 1-7 peers, 5 days a week.

Kindy and Pre Primary classes in 2013 have grown significantly ... We look forward to your invovlement with Waggrakine.
You can apply to enrol your child if they are:

  • four years old by 30 June 2014 (Kindergarten) or
  • five years old by 30 June 2014 (Pre-primary).
When you apply to enrol with us, make sure you bring:
  1. birth certificate – contact the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you don’t have a copy
  2. immunisation records – contact the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 proof of current address.

 The classes of 2014 at the Kindergarten inductions in Term 4 2013.

Some children find the first days of kindergarten daunting. To assist children in their transition to Kindergarten Waggrakine have the last few years provided a Kindergarten induction program for a of hours a once a week during term 4. This has been a great opportunity for children to get to know their new Kindy friends and parents new to the school to meet others. Don't forget to go shopping together to buy a special lunch box and drink bottle.

Helping children have a positive first experience of school is important because it can help shape the way they think about school in the future. Once school starts, be actively involved yourself. Children love it when their mum or dad comes along to help with reading and other activities. At Waggrakine we encourage parents to stay with the children for reading and puzzles before leaving them. Teachers also encourage parents to join a roster to help in class throughout the week.

Your ongoing support will help them build strong foundations for success at school.


Waggrakine hosts early childhood network meetings.


 

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