Giv­ing in­dige­nous kids a great start

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

A KINDER­GARTEN for three­year-old Abo­rig­i­nal chil­dren will open at Tranby Pri­mary School in River­vale un­der an ex­panded early in­ter­ven­tion plan by the State Gov­ern­ment.

KindiLink will start next year at 37 schools. It will pro­vide twohour play and learn ses­sions three times a week for chil­dren and their par­ents.

It will be es­tab­lished in 27 schools with ex­ist­ing Abo­rig­i­nal kinder­gartens (for four-year-old chil­dren) and 10 other schools with a large pro­por­tion of Abo­rig­i­nal stu­dents, like Tranby Pri­mary School.

Bel­mont MLA Glenys God­frey said Tranby Pri­mary was a great school with fab­u­lous teach­ers and staff.

“I am glad they are get­ting

d440089 ex­tra re­sources to fo­cus on early in­ter­ven­tion for Abo­rig­i­nal chil­dren. I be­lieve this will make a big dif­fer­ence in their fu­ture ed­u­ca­tional out­comes,” she said.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell

Bel­mont MLA Glenys God­frey, deputy prin­ci­pal Mark Ma­jor and kindy teacher Sharon Thompson.

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