School News

Coolbinia Primary School

Living Green 2018 Awards … Winner

The recent awards evening conducted by the City of Stirling recognised our school's efforts in promoting and taking action on a wide range of sustainability issues.  Mrs Holland and Dr Lewis attended the event on  behalf of the children, staff and parents of Coolbinia...

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Researching Coolbinia Primary School’s history

As part of the HASS Curriculum, students in Year 3 Room 4 developed an inquiry into the things that have changed and the things that have remained the same at Coolbinia Primary School since it opened in 1955. As a class, we framed inquiry questions that we were...

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Our New Coolbinia Student…Robbie the Robot!

Last week the students in Years 3 – 6 were reintroduced to Robbie The Robot. In the last six months Robbie’s creators, Mr Geoffrey Kaye, our STEM Professionals in Schools Specialist and his son, Mark Kaye have been busily making upgrades and improvements to the...

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Clean Up Australia Day Rubbish Audit 2018

On the 2nd of March 2018 the students at Coolbinia Primary School helped to collect rubbish as part of the national ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ initiative. Each class got an area of the school e.g. the far end of the oval or the undercover area, and the classes needed to...

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What is inquiry?

The characteristics of inquiry-based learning is a constructivist approach where the overall goal is for children to make meaning. While teachers may guide the inquiry to various degrees (externally facilitated) and set parameters for a classroom inquiry, true inquiry...

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Interschool Swimming Carnival Results 2018

On Wednesday 27 March we had our Interschool Swimming Carnival. As you may expect everyone was nervous but when our Year Sixes dived in the water they achieved an outstanding seven 1st places. Next up were the Year Fives, they were amazing achieving an unexpected...

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Meraki School Festival

Cathy Smith, our Music Specialist, is very excited to announce that Coolbinia PS will be participating in the inaugural Meraki School Festival, to be held at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 20 June. The festival provides students (both...

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A very successful Harmony Day Fundraiser

Year 6 student leaders organised a very successful fundraising program to celebrate Harmony Day this year, focusing on Sustainable Development Goal No. 6, Clean Water.  A gold coin donation was requested from students wearing cultural dress or blue clothes (to...

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Faction Swimming Carnival Results

From the Year 6 Attaches, Connor and Noah Thank you parents, teachers and students who participated in the swimming carnival. It was great to see that everyone tried their best. Thank you very much Mr Harris for organising the Carnival. It was a very close swimming...

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Coolbinia Netball – more players needed

The Coolbinia Netball Club is looking for 2-4 more players to join their Year 6 team for the Winter Season. Both boys and girls are welcome! The season commences on Friday 11 May. Games are at 5.20pm and are held at Mathews Netball Centre in Jolimont. Training will be...

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Roots & Shoots visit the Zoo

On Sunday 11 March, some of the Coolbinia Roots and Shoots Club members attended the annual Roots & Shoots Conference at Perth Zoo.  Members learnt about animal enrichment ‘toys’, they enjoyed keeper talks, and had a lot of fun taking animal photos and watching an...

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Harmony Week Celebrations at Coolbinia

  Event: Harmony Day… Bollywood incursion, dress-up day and fundraiser for a well and sanitation equipment. Aim: Share our diverse heritage that comes from every part of the world and builds upon our rich Indigenous culture. Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018. What is...

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What is Grok Learning?

Grok Learning Coolbinia Primary School has recently invested in a school subscription to a Coding website called Grok Learning. About Grok Learning Grok (verb): to understand intuitively or by empathy. Grok Learning is a team of educators and software engineers who...

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Clean Up Australia Day

Rubbish Recording and Reduction Last Friday 2 March all students at Coolbinia Primary School took part in Clean Up Australia Day. All rubbish left at the school that day was collected by the students and placed into bags. The Year 4 students in Rooms 9 and 10 were...

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Swimming Carnival this Friday

Forecast is Sunny and 32 degrees With great excitement we have our annual faction Year 4-6 swimming carnival at Terry Tyzack Pool this Friday 9 March. Please come along bring a picnic lunch and share the excitement. Huge thanks to Elliot Harris for organising the...

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Youth Leaders show the way

In the middle of last year seven Year 5 students attended the Global Citizenship Schools Youth Leadership Conference at Parliament House and learnt about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These students, now Year 6 leaders, selected numerous Goals they...

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Your Move – Travel Smart

National Ride to School Day - Friday 23 March  Hi, we are the Your Move students of Term 1. We are here to help the environment by promoting travel smart methods to school, which reduces air pollution. Two weeks ago we did a survey of every class in the school to find...

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Edu-Dance Concerts – Mark Your Diaries

  We would like to give parents and grandparents an opportunity to see our students showcasing the wonderful moves they have been learning in their Edu-Dance lessons.  We have all been blown away at school with their progress and enthusiasm.  Please join us to see how...

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