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


Library Day

Moerlina School
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Open to all families. Come and see the interesting, enjoyable books available in the library. Students can borrow up to 5 books at a time.


Beach School


Beach school excursions will continue throughout this term for students from Pre-Primary to Year 6.


Pottery Classes 2018

Moerlina School

Potteroo ceramic artist Lily is running workshops for children and adults at Moerlina School. The sessions include tuition, materials and firing.


Beach School

Moerlina’s innovative Beach School program has been running since 2014. Fortnightly, for half a day, children from Pre-Primary to Year 6 visit a safe Beach site, where they learn about the coastal and marine environment as well as beach and ocean safety.


Outstanding NAPLAN results

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


Moerlina School in the news

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


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.”

Professor Ryan Lister,

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