Kindy in the Torres Strait

Aunty Wasie Tardent believes kindy is a positive start for little ones, to set them up for life.

With a friend, Aunty Wasie started the first kindergarten in the Torres Strait in 1966. The service started with only five children attending. Now, Aunty Wasie has helped teach generations of children on Thursday Island, and recommends all parents help teach their children at home and send their children to kindy before school.

When they come to kindy, they come to one big happy family.


Published — 01 September 2016 Last updated — 18 March 2019

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