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.


Moerlina School in the news

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


Quiz Night

Moerlina School Carnaby Room

Moerlina School & the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay invite you to their Quiz Night & Silent Auction. Call 9384 5894 or visit Kerryn at the school office to book tickets or to donate silent auction items.



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Our second whole school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Day for the year. The last theme was the Domino Effect – exploring kinetic and potential energy. Get ready for a new challenge!


Learning Journey

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Family members are invited to attend learning journeys, held in the learning spaces, where you will have the opportunity to share your child’s learning space and some of their work and achievements from throughout the semester.


Bush School

Terms 2 & 3

Moerlina’s innovative Bush School program has been running since 2011. Fortnightly, for half a day, children from Pre-Primary – Year 6 visit a native bush site to explore and enjoy the surrounding natural bushland environment. The program usually runs throughout Terms 2 and 3.


Quiz Night & Silent Auction

We are still seeking more donations for the Silent Auction and for spot prizes. Please contact Kerryn at the school office if you have a donation. Thank 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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