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.

Moerlina School as featured on Today Tonight

Our principal Perette Minciullo speaks about the importance of play as an essential element of a happy childhood and a driver for learning. The report also features Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA and Sandra Hesterman, Murdoch University Early Childhood Education Director.


Outstanding NAPLAN results

Our Years 3 and 5 students have once again excelled in NAPLAN, performing well above State and national averages.


Julie Bishop visits Moerlina School

A lovely article in The POST newspaper on May 26th, 2018 about MP Julie Bishop’s visit to Moerlina School.


“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.”

Professor Ryan Lister,

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

What’s happening at Moerlina

Events and goings on


Experts on the Couch: Talk series for Parents #3 – Sensory Processing

Moerlina School
9:15AM - 10:15AM

Sensory Processing: Making Sense of Behaviour |  This is an open invitation to join us for a coffee and a chat with a series of child health and development experts who will share their knowledge and answer your questions in a relaxed setting.


Moerlina Playgroup

Moerlina School

Starts Friday 10 August and runs during Moerlina School Terms. Moerlina Playgroup is open to all parents and carers with pre-school aged children. We provide a beautiful, caring, inspiring environment in which families can come together to in a rich world of play and discovery.


Kindy Enrichment Program

Moerlina School ELC
9:00 To 15:00

--Thursdays during Moerlina School Terms-- Kindy Enrichment Program (KEP) is a one-day inquiry and play-based program that develops individual strengths and interests to complement regular Kindergarten. The program is led by Early Childhood Specialist, Joanna Fellows-Smith.


Start of Term 4

Moerlina School

Term 4 starts on Tuesday 9 October. We look forward to seeing you!

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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