North Cottesloe Primary School (5124)

School Overview

The only school in the local government area of the Town of Cottesloe, North Cottesloe Primary School enjoys a very good reputation within the local and wider community. The school continues to focus on being a community centred school with community involvement strongly encouraged by the principal and staff.

The school is well located, being on the Perth to Fremantle railway line and only a short walk from the ocean at North Cottesloe Beach. The school enrols students from Pre-Primary to Year Six, and also administers the Seaview Community Kindergarten, which offers a sessional kindergarten program.

Our staff are experienced, highly qualified and abreast of new educational trends. They set high standards, pursue excellence they are committed to ensuring all students achieve their potential. Most staff have attained Senior Teacher status and we have a low staff turnover rate. A strong collegiate culture operates at the school and excellence of our staff can be seen through nominations for the Premier's Teacher of the Year Awards and the success achieved as Level 3 class teachers. The school enjoys the support of a school chaplain two days per week and exceptional support staff. Specialist teaching programs are offered in Music, Visual Arts, Japanese, Italian and Physical Education.

There is a most supportive and very active Parents & Citizens Association, which provides significant resourcing support for our students. The North Cottesloe School Board is active across the school and plays a key role with the development of the School Strategic Plan and Annual Report, ratifying the budget, the review of student performance data and assistance with matters of school policy.

The school was established in 1913. The buildings are modern inside, with much of the original architecture being retained. A recent building program has seen the development of: a state of the art two storey senior block (Years 4 -7); an Early Learning Centre located at the Wanslea centre adjacent to the school; and Music, Visual Arts, Library Resource and Inquiry Centres. The covered assembly area offers an all-weather student venue, while the well-maintained grounds provide abundant lawn, play areas, and shade.