School News

Coolbinia Primary School

Design and Technologies – What Are They For?

This semester our Technology program will change from Digital Technologies to Design and Technologies. Knowledge, understandings and skills involved in the design, development and use of technologies are influenced by, and can play a role in, enriching and...

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Robotics Action at the RoboCup Perth Metro South Event!

On Saturday 23 June, our Year 5 and 6 Robotics Club students took part in the RoboCup Junior - Perth Metro South event at All Saints' College, Bull Creek. This was an opportunity for our students to practise and perform their LEGO EV3 robot performances in front of a...

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Meraki Festival Wind Up for 2018

On Wednesday 20 June the school choir and a selection of Year 6 students participated in the inaugural Meraki Festival at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The aim of the festival was to promote the participation and engagement of performing arts activities...

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Chess Club for Term 3

The last day of chess for Term 2 will be Tuesday 26 June. No new members will be taken in Term 3. Chess for Life Morning Chess Club will recommence in Term 3 on the first Tuesday back at school in the library from 7.30am till 8.30am. Thank you to Parents and Staff for...

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Year 6 DARE Outdoor Adventure Camp Recount

At 9.00am we boarded the bus and departed on the one hour drive to Dwellingup Camp. When we finally got there we were given our first brief. Then we went on our first activity, Ambush, which was a fun game in the bush. We were then assigned groups rotating jobs such...

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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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