On 8 December 2011, the State Government announced the decision to give Western Australian children the educational advantages they need.
From 2015, Year 7 students will move to secondary schools.
It’s the right place … for children who are turning 13 years old to have the specialist teachers and facilities available in secondary schools to extend their learning and challenge them to achieve. Secondary schools also have the focused pastoral care to support young people as they develop.
It’s the right thing to do … for both young children and adolescents as the national curriculum is introduced across Australia.
On a case by case basis, principals at some small country schools will offer families special consideration to help them plan the most suitable timing and arrangements for their children to move to Year 7 in secondary schools. This option will be provided until the beginning of 2018.
More information for parents
Parents are encouraged to explore the information on this website and to talk with their school about these changes. The principal will be able to help you with queries about your children.
Further information can be obtained from:
An information telephone line will operate during normal business hours.
T: 1800 791 197
Reponses will be provided within two working days.