From the Principal

Cottesloe Primary SchoolThank you for viewing the Cottesloe Primary School Website and welcome to the 2018 school year. 

Cottesloe Primary School opens the 2018 school year with an enrolment of just under 340 students.  This number is a little lower than previous years in part due to a smaller cohort of Year 6 and Kindergarten students.  This enrolment number gives us an opportunity to grow throughout the year.

During 2017 Cottesloe Primary completed a number of independent reviews to identify school strengths and areas to improve.  The reviews detailed the terrific culture and community of the school and the commitment of our expert teaching and support staff.  The positive participation and involvement of our parent body, P&C Association and School Board were also identified.  The school staff have been challenged with developing programs and strategies that will further enhance our students’ academic performance and whole school approaches, as well as improve the way we cater to students individual needs.

We have a highly skilled team of teaching and support staff who are united in their goal to bring the best out in our students.  In 2018 we focus on developing whole school strategies that will enhance the teaching and learning of Writing, Spelling and Phonics.  The staff are continuing to target Numeracy and will be working to enhance teaching skills and knowledge in this area.

The Critical and Creative Thinking Enrichment Program is a highly regarded program running as a withdrawal program.  Our Leadership Program, for our Year 6 students, sees children involved in genuine projects and roles which help them develop civic, personal, organisational skills and attributes.

This year we are able to offer specialist instruction to our students in the following areas:
Japanese Language     Year 1 to Year 6
Physical Education       Pre-Primary to Year 6
Music                             Pre-Primary to Year 6
Visual Arts                    Pre-Primary to Year 6

There are also many opportunities for parents and/or grandparents to be involved in our classrooms.  From assisting with the Multi Lit program, helping on class excursions to covering or shelving books in the library, all support will be appreciated.  It is the parent and family involvement in our school that makes us unique in the area.

Cottesloe Primary offers a broad and inclusive curriculum to our students.  I am very proud of our school and community, or development and the achievements of our students.

Enjoy our website and please contact the school to find out more about our programs or how we can meet your son’s or daughter’s educational needs.

Graham Dart