School hours

WJPS-icons-office-hoursPre-primary is the start of fulltime school and it is compulsory for children to attend for five days each week.

From Pre-primary to Year 3 the school day commences at 8.55 am and concludes at 3.00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Kindergarten school hours

From 2012 all children enrolled in a Kindergarten program in Western Australian Public School attend for approximately 15 hours per week. At Westminster, these 15 hours are split roughly into two and a half days. School hours and days vary according to which days your child’s group is allocated.


Every day your child attends school, they will learn something new so it is very important that they come to school every day. In Australia, attendance at school is compulsory from Pre-primary onwards.

Of course, there are many reasons why children may need to be absent from school occasionally.

If your child is absent, please send a note of explanation addressed to your child’s teacher when they return to school. If an absence is unexplained, we will contact you.