South Coogee Primary School is an Independent Public School catering for around 450 children from Kindergarten to Year 6 on a modern, attractive and well-resourced campus. Our school has a strong, caring student-centred focus. This is shown in our school values - the TRIBES Agreements - which include mutual respect, attentive listening, appreciations, right to pass and personal best.
We have a clear focus on whole-school evidence based strategies in literacy and numeracy across the curriculum which is proving very effective. Our school has supportive and experienced teachers with the necessary skills and experience to help students achieve their individual potential. Systematic assessment and reporting procedures are carried out regularly, confirming performance and guiding the setting of future targets for the school. National and State-wide testing is utilised and evidence based approaches to improvement are used to effectively plan and promote good collaborative decision making.
Specialist programs at our school include visual arts, physical education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), music (for students in Pre-primary to Year 3) and instrumental music, with students also able to join an enthusiastic school choir and a ukulele group. We have a strong focus on physical education with students performing extremely well at a district level in a range of sports, and at competitions in faction and interschool athletic carnivals. Swimming lessons are provided each year for all our students. The Languages program at South Coogee is Indonesian.
South Coogee Primary School has a strong focus on community and environmental responsibility. We are an Asthma Friendly School; a program to provide a safe, healthy and inclusive environment for people with asthma. We are also a Waterwise school; educating students about water issues and making decisions to preserve this vital resource. Our regular breakfast club provides a healthy breakfast for students while also developing social skills. The school has a chaplain to provide additional pastoral care for students, staff and parents. Out of school hours care is also provided on our school site to assist families who require child care before and after school.
The School Board plays an important role in school development planning processes and comprehensive monitoring of finances and school performance. We have an active P&C Association which encourages all parents to contribute to school resources and to belong to our community. Parents are kept informed about the school through electronic newsletters, our website and Connect. Our parent surveys convey a very high degree of satisfaction in the school's learning programs, its operation and organisation.
Our school is located approximately 13kms south of Fremantle. School buildings are modern and the school grounds are attractive with a range of challenging playground equipment. Classrooms are spacious and designed to promote collaborative teaching and learning practices. The school is well resourced and all our students use a range of digital equipment, iPads, computers and notebooks. There is a 'bring your own device' program for Years 3 to 6 which is supplemented by a supply of notebooks. Ipads are also available for use in the earlier years.
We welcome you to discover more about South Coogee Primary School at http://southcoogeeps.wa.edu.au or to phone us on 9494 8000.