Small School, Big Experience

Welcome to Moerlina School

Moerlina School celebrates more than 40 years of progressive primary education in the Western Suburbs of Perth. Classes are small, outcomes are high, original thought is valued, persistence is rewarded, play is important, the natural world is central and learning is meaningful in our unique city school.

What’s happening at Moerlina

Events and goings on


Kindy Enrichment Program

Moerlina Primary School

The Moerlina Kindy Enrichment Program, for curious children who enjoy exploring big ideas, runs every Thursday in our ELC. Contact the office for information.


STEAM Challenge

Moerlina School
9:00am - 12:00pm

Our third whole school hands-on STEAM challenge to explore all that is exciting about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Bush School in Term 2

Moerlina’s innovative Bush School program has been running since 2011.

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Marcus Canning

Marcus Canning is best known as the founder and CEO of the WA Fringe Festival which is now the third biggest event of its kind in the world.

Marcus attended Moerlina School when it was located at the Homecrafts Pavilion in the Claremont Showgrounds.

The Moerlina Community would like to congratulate him on being nominated as one of the finalists in the Western Australian of the Year Awards 2017 in the arts and culture category.

Moerlina School in the news

A lovely article in The POST newspaper on April 1st 2017 about Moerlina School.

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Our approach

At the heart of Moerlina School is a culture of collaboration, support and mutual respect. A sense of security and belonging allows students to take risks in their learning, to challenge themselves and to have high expectations for what they can achieve. Learning goes well beyond the classroom, with students often heading outdoors and off-site to explore new places and experience new things that are relevant to their studies, consolidating and expanding their knowledge and understanding of the world.

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“Moerlina gave me the confidence to follow my natural curiosity and passion for discovery. I was encouraged to explore the natural world – to go out and get amongst it. I credit Moerlina with laying a strong foundation for the critical and creative thought that has been so important to my career. Now my children are attending Moerlina and their love of learning is nurtured every day. I trust Moerlina to give them the excellent primary school education they gave me.”

Professor Ryan Lister,

UWA and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 2014 Frank Fenner Life Scientist of the Year (Prime Minister’s Science Awards)