HISTORY

Founded in 1974 as Lance Holt School Claremont, Moerlina School has provided primary school education in Perth’s Western Suburbs for over 40 years.

  • In 1974 Moerlina began life as Lance Holt School Claremont.
  • Its first ‘home’ was the Members’ Pavilion in the Claremont Showgrounds, and the school had to be packed up every Friday night.
  • In 1977 the school moved to the Homecrafts Pavilion; the association with Lance Holt School was dissolved and Moerlina School came into existence.
  • The word Moerlina is of Aboriginal origin and means “friendly spirit.”
  • In 1982 the School negotiated a ten-year lease on showgrounds land and designed and built its first permanent home.
  • From 1984 to 1993 Moerlina School operated from its own building on the showgrounds.
  • Being required to close during Show Week each September took learning off-site to the then annual whole-school camp.
  • In 1994 Moerlina School moved into the new purpose built buildings on its current site in Brockway Road in Mount Claremont.
  • In 2009 we added the Carnaby Room, a multi-purpose hall for school activities, which is also available for hire (see Venue Hire on this website).
  • In 2010 Moerlina School opened its dedicated Early Leaning Centre to provide a friendly and inviting space for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten (3 and 4 year olds).