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Why Moerlina? What makes us so unique?

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.

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 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.


Children try to find voice as population grows

A recent article in The West Australian interviewed several students from Moerlina.


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.


What’s happening at Moerlina

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Moerlina Playgroup

Moerlina School Early Learning Centre
9:30am - 11:30am Every Friday through the school term

Moerlina Playgroup provides a beautiful, caring, inspiring environment in which families can come together to explore in a rich world of play and discovery. At the heart of Moerlina playgroup is a deep appreciation of nature, which is celebrated through the cycle of the changing seasons. The wonder of childhood is nurtured and cherished through seasonally appropriate songs, verses, stories and craft activities, guided by an experienced playgroup leader.


Nature’s Adventurers

Every Monday

In our Nature's Adventurers outdoor learning program, we combine the Pre-Kindy to Year One groups, and the children explore local parks and nature reserves. We have visited sites such as Mrs Herbert's Garden by the river and Lake Monger. We engage with a range of play types in nature, building our resilience, problem solving, collaboration, negotiation and risk assessment skills.


Bush School

Bush Site
Throughout terms 2 and 3

Fortnightly, for half a day, children from Years 1 – 6 visit a native bush site to explore and enjoy the surrounding natural bushland environment. The children participate in a range of activities including: den building, knot tying, erecting shelters, flora and fauna identification, nature-based art and creative projects and team-building activities. Bush School aims to build self-esteem and resilience, ease in nature and wild environments, and to foster creativity and problem solving.


Start of Term 4


Term 4, 2023 starts on Tuesday, 10th October.

Term Dates

We acknowledge that this land that we live and work on is Whadjuk country and that the Whadjuk Noongar people are the traditional owners and custodians, who have a rich social, spiritual and historical connection to this country, which is as strong today, as it was in the past.