Premier Opens New North Cottesloe Primary School Facilities

Premier Opens New North Cottesloe Primary School Facilities

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

New Classrooms For Century-Old North Cottesloe Primary

Victor P Taffa

  • $3.68 Million classroom building opened
  • Student enrolments up by more than 40% since 2001

North Cottesloe Primary School is embarking on its second century with a brand new two-storey building for the school’s growing population.







Premier Colin Barnett and Education Minister Peter Collier visited the 101-year-old school today for the official opening of the $3.68 Million building.

“North Cottesloe Primary School has experienced a boom in recent years and has grown from about 300 students in 2001 to more than 430 today.” Mr. Collier said.

WA Minister for Education Peter Collier

WA Minister for Education Peter Collier









“The new building replaces four transportable classrooms and, while it has everything staff and students need from a modern education facility, the architect has maintained a heritage look in keeping with the original buildings.”

“It includes six classrooms, student activity areas, a staff study, toilets and landscaped areas. It is fully air-cooled.”

Mr. Barnett said the new buildings exemplified the theme of the Independent Public School’s centenary commemorations held in 2013, ‘celebrating the past, embracing the future’.

“While it’s always important to acknowledge history and heritage, the school is also looking forward to a bright future providing an outstanding education to local students.” Mr. Barnett said.

Fact File

  •  The new building was completed in September 2014
  • The State Government is investing $1.16 Billion over the next four years to build new schools and improve existing schools