Starting school

Gosnells Primary School is committed to excellence and equity in education for every child who attends.  The early years of a child’s life are critically important to their future educational success.
We want every young child to have the best start to school.

While Kindergarten in Western Australia is not compulsory, most children attend because parents understand that it helps give their children the best start to school.

Children can start Kindergarten when turning four years old by 30 June of the year they attend.

Kindergarten is the beginning of a child’s journey through school where they learn important early numeracy, literacy and social skills.

At Gosnells Primary School we currently run 2 Kindy groups.  The Blue Kindy group attends every Monday and Tuesday during school term and Wednesday in the odd school weeks only.  The Yellow Kindy Group attends every Thursday and Friday during school term and Wednesday in the even school weeks only.

To work out when your child should start Kindergarten, use the table below or follow the link to the School-Age calculator.

Children Born Begin Kindergarten at the start of school year in Begin
Pre-Primary
at the start of school year in
Begin
Year 1
at the start of school year in
Begin
Year 2
at the start of school year in
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 2021 2022 2023 2024
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022 2023 2024 2025
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023 2024 2025 2026
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024 2025 2026 2027
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025 2026 2027 2028

Link to School-Age Calculator – https://www.education.wa.edu.au/enrolling-in-school

Hello Kindergarten!

What to expect when your child starts Kindergarten.

For more information about what to expect when your child starts school, download this helpful booklet.

For more information: https://www.education.wa.edu.au/

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