In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-primary.
Who needs to enrol?
You need to apply to enrol your children in public school for 2018 if they are:
- starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2018
- starting Pre-primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2018
- starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school
- changing schools.
To apply to enrol your child visit your local school.
All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law. In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-primary.
You can find out what year your children need to start school with our school-age calculator (below).
All children must attend school up until they are 16 years old. Sixteen and 17 year olds must be enrolled in school or a training organisation, be employed or be in a combination of school/training/employment.
Every child from Pre-primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.
School Age Calculator
Use our calculator below to determine when your child can start school.
Please enter your child's date of birth:
Your child can start Kindergarten in
Your child will start Pre-primary in
Your child will start Year 1 in