Achievements

dscn5624mod-smallKids Teaching Kids Award  2016

Coolbinia students presented and participated in the 2016 Kids Teaching Kids Conference.  Their presentation to other schools, with audiences of more than 50 students, was about their butterfly studies.  This resulted in a Kids Teaching Kids Program Award for helping to create a more environmentally sustainable future.

 

dscn5563mod-yes-smallWastewise Schools Level 3 Recognition 2016

Coolbinia Primary School was recognised for our commitment and action in being a Wastewise School by being awarded a $8,800 grant to further our wastewise initiatives.  We have previously been awarded Level 1 and 2 recognition.

 

 

 

dscn2913-smallAustralian Association for Environmental Education Research 2015

Coolbinia Primary School was awarded ‘Turtle Watch School Accreditation’ for fulfilling criteria to be awarded recognition as an official Turtle Watch School.

 

 

 

dscn2544-smallUnited Nations Association of Australia Recognition 2015

We became a founding member of the United Nations Association of Australia Global Citizenship Schools project.  This demonstrates a commitment to educating future global citizens and enhancing understanding of social justice, environmental and community development issues and their roles in nurturing local, national and international relationships.

dscn2321mod-smallKids Teaching Kids Award 2015

Coolbinia students presented and participated in the 2015 Kids Teaching Kids.  Their presentation to students from other schools was about their bushland studies.  This resulted in a Kids Teaching Kids Program Award for helping to create a more environmentally sustainable future.

 

captain-waterwise-coolbinia-ps-mar-2016-smallWaterwise, Wastewise and Travelsmart Accreditation 2015

Coolbinia has continued to maintain its Waterwise, Wastewise and TravelSmart accreditation.  This involved submitting annual action plans and providing evidence that the criteria were fulfilled.  Accreditation certificates were renewed in each of these aspects of the Ecological Footprint.

 

 

 

United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award Winners 2015

Winner of this Australia-wide Environmental School Award for our 360 Tonnes of Impact:  Thinking Globally and Acting Locally greenhouse gas reduction project.
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PALS Award Winners 2015 – Overall Award and Community Participation

Coolbinia Primary School was recognised for our commitment and creative approach to Aboriginal education.  PALS awards recognise young people taking a leadership role in strengthening relationships in their local community between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.  We won the Overall award in 2013 and won in the Arts category in 2014.

Travelsmart Award 2014 – Overall Winner

Congratulations Coolbinia PS.  In 2014 we were announced the overall TravelSmart to School winners for WA.

We were also awarded with Platinum status in 2014 after earing Bronze, Silver and Gold in 2011, 2012 & 2013 respectively.

group shot by artworkWA Public Primary School of the Year 2014 – Finalist

Coolbinia was named in the top four primary schools of the State in 2014 in the prestigious WA Education Awards.

Our success in reaching the shortlist for Primary School of the Year and our own Annette Assness reaching the finals list for Teachers Assistant of the Year in  2014 made this an exceptional year.

Here’s a link to the DET website article about our school.

PALS Award 2014 – Winner of the Arts Category

143Coolbinia Primary School was recognised for our commitment and creative approach to Aboriginal education.  PALS awards recognise young people taking a leadership role in strengthening relationships in their local community between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

You can see details of the award, our Totems project and the values underpinning the PALS Award here.

We won the Overall award in 2013 and won in the Arts category in 2014.

Kids Who Give WA 2014 Award – Finalist

Our school was named as a Finalist in the 2014 awards.

Participation in this program relates to the Australian Curriculum Health program and the Student Wellbeing component of the Social Handprint from the Australian Sustainable Initiative School WA.

PALS Award 2013 – Best in WA

Coolbinia Primary School was recognised for its outstanding contribution to making reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people a reality.  We were awarded the state’s top honour for using education to move towards reconciliation with the nation’s first people. Our student’s work, with Dr Elaine Lewis, in encouraging young people to take a leadership role in strengthening relationships in their local community between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people led to our school being shortlisted in the Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (PALS) Awards.  We went on to win the Environment category and then became the overall winners as well!

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Statement from the Aboriginal Affairs Minister

Participation in this program relates to the Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. We are absolutely thrilled with this recognition!!

Kids Who Give WA 2013 Award

Congratulations to all our students who won the Governor and Mrs McCusker’s Grand Champion Award for the best project developed by children in Years 5-7. Children raised money for their wonderful solar lantern project for the people of Uganda.

Universal Children’s Day 2013 Award

Congratulations to Pre-Primary ELC5 for winning the WA Commissioner for Children’s Art Award for Children’s Week 2013.  Special thanks to student EA Caitlan Saliba who faciltated this special art project entitled “What makes me happy?” The artwork was put on display in the State Library.

Infinity Award Winner 2013

On the 30th August 2013, Coolbinia Primary School was announced the Winner of the Waste Wise Schools category at the Infinity Awards. Coolbinia’s nomination focused on our 100 Tonne Plan and the whole systems thinking approach it demonstrated. The prize for winning the Infinity Award was $5000!  For more on this story please look at the Waste Authority’s website.

World Environment Day Awards 2013

Environmental School AwardCoolbinia Primary School was one of three finalists across Australia in the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards for our cross-curricula 50 Tonne Plan.  Our School has since developed a 100 Tonne plan!

Schools, large and small, businesses, journalists, local councils and community groups are among the finalists in this year’s Awards,  announced today.

The awards mark World Environment Day and celebrate innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives across Australia, as well as the critical work of environmental leaders, such as Dr Elaine Lewis.

The theme for the World Environment Day Awards in 2013 focused on attention on the UNEP campaign Think.Eat.Save – which encourages consumers to reduce their foodprint.

Finalists for the Environmental School Award 2013:

  • Gordonvale State School, Excelsior: A whole community approach to sustainability (QLD)
  • Coolbinia Primary School, 50 Tonne Plan: Whole Systems Thinking Action (WA)
  • Bentleigh West Primary School, Locals Creating Wildlife Passages (VIC)

The Media Release has more details.

Swan Excellence Award

Coolbinia Primary School was a finalist in the Swan Excellence in Education Awards in 2009 for fostering community links as part of the school’s sustainability project.

Coolbinia Primary School was a finalist in the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education 2009 awards for the promotion of student Health and Physical Education.

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