In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-primary and continues until the end of Year 12.
All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – that is the law. This is from the beginning of the year in which a child reaches the age of 5 years 6 months until the end of the year in which the child reaches the age of 17 years 6 months or turns 18, whichever happens first.
Public schools such as East Kimberley College have a great range of benefits:
Education for all.
We want every child in Western Australia to succeed, whatever their ability, wherever they live, whatever their background.
High quality education.
All children are encouraged and supported to challenge themselves and achieve their highest possible standards and personal best.
Better student-teacher ratio.
Our teachers are invested in your children’s education. They encourage them to perform at their best, in environments where they are understood, cared for and appreciated.
Public schools offer a full curriculum and a range of programs that are designed to excite, stimulate and inspire children to learn.
Education support centres.
Specialist staff deliver individualised programs that cater for children who need additional support.
Reaching full potential.
Our schools are concerned with developing well-rounded students who succeed at their school work, are happy and well adjusted, and show concern and respect for others.