KindiLink kicks off despite the heat


KindiLink teacher Kyra Eddy with Khaleel Kelly (3) and mum Charna Kelly, of Eden Hill. Picture: David Baylis           d449537
KindiLink teacher Kyra Eddy with Khaleel Kelly (3) and mum Charna Kelly, of Eden Hill. Picture: David Baylis         d449537

The program, launched in 27 WA schools at the beginning of Term 1, is a play and learn initiative for three-year-old Aboriginal children, with parents and carers also encouraged to attend.

“It will be an evolving program,” Mr Dellaposta said. “We decided to start slowly, and the weather has kept numbers down, but we would like to have about 10 to 12 children in the program.”

He said children who attended learnt songs, read books and played for two days a week to build social and language skills.

“It is important that the children’s parent or carer comes along so that they can participate here, but also take it home with them,” he said. “We have a full-time Aboriginal education officer who helps.”

The program is funded for three years.