From the Principal

I am often asked, “What is the point of difference between Cottesloe Primary and the surrounding schools?”

Residents of the area are spoilt for choice, with many good, high performing schools in the vicinity. I believe what Cottesloe Primary does better than most schools is offer and share a community which actively engages its student’s parents and families, creating a genuinely caring and supportive environment where families thrive.

We have built a very special culture.

Cottesloe Primary is committed to offering all students pathways to future success through a quality, innovative and inclusive education.

Cottesloe Primary is often described as having the tone of a small country school because of our beautiful grounds and the high level of community engagement. Staff work closely with parents and care givers to ensure our students receive a broad and inclusive quality education that will engage and challenge.

Our school Values are:

Excellence.           High expectations for all students and staff

Integrity.              Always staying strong to our school values.

Respect.               Demonstrate dignity, compassion and consideration for ourselves and others

Perseverance.     Demonstrating the effort to do something even if it is difficult

Kindness.            Demonstrating qualities of friendliness, generosity and consideration

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 2022 School Year with an enrolment of 351 students – pretty close to the school’s capacity. 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 Strategic Plan enters its second year of implementation and builds on the progress of 2021. We will continue to focus on the teaching of Mathematics, with new approaches being introduced to classrooms. Staff and student learning about Aboriginal history and culture continues with further steps taken to enhance the Reconciliation processes in our school.

2022 is a celebration year. The school community will celebrate Cottesloe Primary School’s 125th Anniversary with a number of activities including a Community Fair in November- being something to look forward to.

Cottesloe Primary has developed a culture of high expectations and a culture of improvement. We strive to maintain and improve our high academic standards and continue to reflect on and refine our programs.

Our Leadership program for our Year 6 students, has our students 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.

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

Design and Technology           Year 3 to Year 6

Science                                     Pre Primary to Year 2

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.

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.

An example of before or after activities:

     Conducted by private providers:

  • Judo
  • Chess Club
  • Music and Singing lessons
  • Roller Blading
  • Sewing and Carpentry


     Activities provided by staff (Free)

  • Fitness Club
  • Performing Arts Group
  • Choir
  • Meditation

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 and how we can meet your son or daughter’s educational needs.


Graham Dart