Kaya to our school community

Yesterday, the Premier, Hon Roger Cook MLA, and the Minister for Education, Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA, announced the WA Student Assistance Payment. This State Government initiative offers a cost-of-living payment for every student in Western Australia to provide financial relief and assist families with their children’s schooling.

All Western Australian school students (Kindergarten to Year 12) currently enrolled in a public school, registered non-government school, or home-schooled, with a valid WA student number (WASN) are eligible to claim this payment from Monday 15 April 2024.

The Premier and Minister have written a letter to all parents and carers (attached) outlining the intent of this payment and recognising the cost-pressures that many families are experiencing.

We know that many families in our school communities are feeling cost-of-living pressures. This payment will assist with out-of-pocket school expenses for our students providing the support they need to focus on learning.

Please see attached for further information regarding the Assistant Payment – we will also send a note home with all students today.

Letter from the Premier and Minister for Education

Kind regards

Joe Bell