KindiLink is a play-and-learn initiative for three-year-old children who attend with a parent/carer. There are 38 selected schools running the KindiLink Program across Western Australia, South Newman Primary School being one of them.
This class operates on Monday and Tuesday mornings and provides six hours a week of high quality play-and-learn sessions for children and their parent/carer at no cost to families, with families supported to be actively involved in the activities with their children. Children and their families can participate in many activities including; story and song time, craft, cooking, shared fruit, indoor and outdoor play, learning games, incursions and excursions. All areas of child development are strengthened by participating in our program which will ensure a smoother transition into Kindergarten.
KindiLink is for Aboriginal children in the year prior to them being eligible to attend Kindergarten. Where capacity exists, younger siblings may also attend. Children and families from outside KindiLink school’s catchment area are welcome to participate in KindiLink. Where capacity also exists, and with support from attending families and the local community, non-Aboriginal children and parent/carers may be invited to participate.
The 2015 Australian Early Development Census found that many Aboriginal children in Western Australia were doing well but it also found that 47.5% of Aboriginal children were vulnerable on one or more developmental domains compared with 19.5% of non-Aboriginal children and higher than the national average of 42%. NAPLAN 2015 data indicated that only 66% of Year 3 Aboriginal students in Western Australian public schools met the national minimum standard for reading compared with over 95% of non-Aboriginal students.
For more information or if you would like your child to attend to attend, please call the school on 9175 1061.