Information for parents and the community
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. Compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-primary.
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.
You need to apply to enrol your children in school for 2015 if they are:
Every child from Pre-primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.
To enrol your child in public school for 2015, contact your local school as soon as possible.
Page last updated 20 January 2015