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Question Without Notice No. 794 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 September 2018 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 13 September 2018

COMMUNITY KINDERGARTENS — ENROLMENT THRESHOLD

794. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the answer provided to question without notice 733, asked on 30 August 2018, regarding enrolments for community kindergartens.

(1) Has the minister considered exemptions from the new enrolment threshold for 2019 for —

(a) Mount Helena Community Kindergarten; and

(b) Glen Forrest Community Kindergarten?

(2) If yes to (1), what is the minister's decision for each kindergarten?

(3) If no to (1), when does the minister intend to make a decision?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

On behalf of the Minister for Education and Training, I thank the member for some notice of the question. The minister advises the following.

(1) (a)–(b) Yes.

(2) I wrote to the parent management committee of each of the two community kindergartens on 13 September 2018 to confirm my decision to permit each of them one more year—2019 only—to transition to the new enrolment threshold.

(3) Not applicable.