From the Principal

Cottesloe Primary SchoolThank you for viewing the Cottesloe Primary School Website and welcome to the 2019 school year. 

Our aim is to provide quality education that will deliver excellence in learning, critical and creative thinking, and strength of character for all students.

Our school Values are

Excellence

Integrity

Respect

Perseverance

Kindness

Cottesloe primary has developed a culture of high expectations and a culture of improvement.  Academic progress and achievement is important.  The school’s Mindful Breathing Program develops student and staff wellbeing and promotes focus and emotional regulation.  We are working with parents and the community to develop the whole child.

Cottesloe Primary School opens the 2019 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 Pre-Primary and Kindergarten students.  We currently have capacity to accept additional enrolments in these years.

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 2019 we continue to focus on developing whole school strategies to enhance the teaching and learning of Writing and Word Study.  The staff are reviewing Mathematics and will be working to enhance teaching skills and knowledge in this area.  Our Mindful Breathing program sees students practice techniques that have proven to develop focus, emotional regulation, and wellbeing.

The Critical and Creative Thinking Enrichment Program is a highly regarded program running as a withdrawal program and is now being implemented in classrooms.   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.  Our School Board is very pro-active and supportive, offering valued guidance to the School Executive.  The Parents and Citizens Association is very active  and dynamic thanks to the ideas and energy of it’s membership.  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, our 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