We are an Independent Public School catering for students from Kindy to Year 6. Cooinda is the indigenous word for “happy place” where children proudly learn in a safe and happy environment. They are all seen as individuals and coming together they form a community that represents the varied backgrounds that make Australia such a wonderful multicultural place to live. This cultural diversity continues to be a distinctive attribute in our community, enhancing the development of our staff and students as whole people.
Cooinda Primary School is well respected within the broader East Bunbury community. There is an embedded perception that it is welcoming, open to all and safe. It has become well known for the support it provides to students from diverse backgrounds and with particular educational needs.
Our school offers an engaging and interactive environment that supports play and learning. We encourage risk taking and stretching personal challenges, and provide opportunities to explore social and emotional learning.
Effective teaching and strong community partnerships support and strengthen student achievement and performance across learning areas. Research clearly articulates the importance of sound teaching in making a positive difference to student performance. Staff are committed to ongoing self-reflection with a purpose of continual renewal in their own teaching and learning practices.
The vision is for our children to be best prepared for life in the 21st century. Skills needed include problem solving, working creatively, thinking analytically, interacting and working seamlessly, communicating in multiple multimedia formats, and having qualities of ethics, action and accountability. Through learning these skills we aim to develop global citizens who are literate, numerate and creative, with the social capacity to plan for their future.
We recognise that at Cooinda Primary School the experience of our teaching staff is extensive and we effectively share this expertise collaboratively. We support the need for high quality teachers who are organised, collaborative and inspirational, knowledgeable about current educational trends and supportive of their colleagues and students.
The drivers of our planning continue to be to raise the performance of our students with a particular focus on increasing the number of students performing at the higher levels of achievement. We have continued to build the capacity of our lower performing groups. The school continues to perform at the expected level and consistently compares favourably with like schools.