From the Principal

Cottesloe Primary School

Thank you for viewing the Cottesloe Primary School Website and welcome to the 2020 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. 

Staff work closely with parents and care givers to ensure our students receive a broad, inclusive quality education that will engage and challenge.

Our school Values are:

Integrity

Excellence

Respect

Perseverance

Kindness

All staff work with parents and partner with community groups and clubs to develop the whole child.  Cottesloe Primary is a smaller school by design, giving staff the opportunity to get to know your child and their family, which contributes to building strong relationships that optimize learning outcomes for students.

Cottesloe Primary School opens the 2020 School Year with an enrolment of just under 330 students. 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.

The school has had a strong focus on Writing and Word Study with students demonstrating some great progress in these areas. In 2020 we will continue to implement these successful strategies but refocus on the teaching of Mathematics and Reading.  Cottesloe Primary has developed a culture of high expectations and a culture of improvement and it is vital that if we are to maintain and improve our high academic standards we need to reflect on and refine our programs.

The Critical and Creative Thinking Enrichment Program is a highly regarded program running as a withdrawal program, with aspects 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.The Year 6 Leadership Camp takes place in week 2 of Term 1.

Cottesloe Primary’s Mindful Breathing Program involves students practicing techniques that have proven to develop focus, emotional regulation and wellbeing.  We want students to understand how their brain works and how they can make choices about what to focus on and to choose positive thinking.

There are numerous before and after school programs offered by outside agencies on-site, including Camp Australia, who offer quality before and after school care.

This year we are able to offer specialist instruction to our students in the following areas:
Japanese Language        Year 3 to Year 6
Physical Education          Pre-Primary to Year 6
Performing Arts/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 or 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 its 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