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 aim high in what they achieve.

Moerlina School offers families the opportunity to make the primary years significant and valuable. The school provides an innovative environment to stimulate the love of learning in children. We encourage students to achieve their potential through quality educational and social opportunities in an inclusive learning community led by highly skilled teachers.

Moerlina School celebrates more than 40 years of progressive primary education in Perth’s western suburbs. Classes are small, outcomes are vast, original thought is valued, persistence is rewarded, creative play is important, the natural world is central and learning is meaningful at our unique school.

We are an independent and non-denominational community-based school. Moerlina is structured around small multi-age classrooms where the individual needs of students are programmed for, so that extension and enrichment opportunities are always in place.

The school teaches the Australian National Curriculum and integrates current research with best practice teaching from a range of educational philosophies.

With a warm and friendly family atmosphere and grounds that allow for the natural play of children; fruit trees to be climbed and harvested, a frog pond and nature space to explore and be the basis for ongoing environmental studies, the journey of learning at Moerlina goes well beyond the classroom to expand knowledge and understanding of the world and ourselves.


Our school provides a learning environment built around the following principles:

  • Student-centred learning where a variety of individualised approaches and relevant learning experiences enable students to make connections between their own learning and real life. This looks different across the school, from interest-led activities for our early learners to student planned, led and implemented projects in the upper years.
  • A community of enquiry that encourages students to pose, formulate and explore questions that are both philosophical and practical, and to research, investigate and take intellectual risks.
  • Communication skills are developed and opportunities across a range of media for various purposes, audiences and contexts are provided. Students’ interpersonal communication skills are heightened and critical literacy skills that decode the world around them are sharpened.
  • Collaborative practices that promote shared social and ethical values, collaborative and co-operative skills, the exchange of ideas between staff and students, shared responsibility and openness to and engaged learning with others.
  • Self-responsibility where students are motivated to monitor and reflect on their own learning, use a range of creative and critical thinking processes, are encouraged to accept ownership of problems and to learn positive ways of behaving.
  • Human development that nurtures a life-long love of learning and the cultivation of emotional intelligence, an emphasis on positive humanist values and qualities, and an inclusive, accepting and global world view.