South Coogee is an Independent Public School catering for around 450 children from Kindergarten to Year 6 on a modern, attractive and well-resourced campus. Our school has strong, caring student-centred focus. This is shown in our school values – the TRIBES Agreements – which include mutual respect, attentive listening, appreciations, right to pass and personal best.
We have a strong focus on whole-school evidence based strategies in literacy and numeracy across the curriculum which is proving very effective. Our school has supportive and experienced teachers with the necessary skills and experience to help students achieve their individual potential. Systematic assessment and reporting procedures are carried out regularly, confirming performance and guiding the setting of future targets for the school. National and State-wide testing is utilised and evidence based approaches to improvement are used to effectively plan and promote good collaborative decision making.
Specialist programs at our school include visual arts, physical education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), music (for student in Pre-primary to Year 3) and instrumental music, with students also able to join an enthusiastic school choir. We have a strong focus on physical education with students performing extremely well at a district level in a range of sports, and at competitions in faction and interschool athletic carnivals. Access to swimming lessons are provided each year for all our students.Our new Indonesian LOTE program is offered to Year 2, 3 and 4 in 2018.