We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land where our school is located, and pay our respects to their elders past and present.

Welcome to Cowes Primary School & Early Learning Centre

Welcome to the official website of Cowes Primary School.

As Principal, I feel honoured and privileged to lead our great school and look forward to working in partnership with our students, staff, parents and broader community to provide our students with the best educational opportunities.

I welcome you to explore our website and trust the information displayed will provide you with an overview of our wonderful school and the amazing students we have the pleasure of teaching.

Cowes Primary School is highly regarded in the local community and within educational circles as a high achieving school. It is a vibrant, ‘happening’ school, where parents and staff work together to support our 571 students with their learning and a wide range of extracurricular activities. We have strong community values and a reputation for innovation, which ensures students enjoy a rich curriculum in a stimulating, safe and supportive environment. Our staff are committed to providing high-quality education to prepare students to become active, engaged and responsible citizens of the local and global community.

The school’s focus is on providing a nurturing environment in which individual students are valued and encouraged to develop the highest standards in personal and academic achievement. Parental involvement is valued and parents are encouraged to enrich curriculum by sharing their skills and participating in all facets of school life, especially Reading Circles and excursions. 

At Cowes Primary School, we have a collaborative culture where dedicated staff work in Professional Learning Teams to combine their expertise, to ensure high quality curriculum planning and implementation. All staff have high expectations for every student and this is reflected in students’ positive attitude towards learning and belief in themselves, regardless of their circumstances.

As well as high quality Literacy and Numeracy learning experiences, we offer a range of opportunities across the school with specialist subjects including art, music, languages (Japanese), Physical Education and STEM.

Children’s emotional and social well-being is a high priority at Cowes Primary School, as we know it provides the foundation to ensure students are ‘ready to learn’ which is fundamental to maximising their academic success. A team of dedicated staff including the Assistant Principal, Wellbeing Officer and education support staff support individuals who experience emotional and social well-being challenges.  

Our unique setting includes the Early Learning Centre (ELC) which accommodates 4yo Kinder, 3yo Kinder, and long day-care. The ability of our setting to provide a seamless educational experience for students from Birth to 12 years means learning success is maximised and this success is highlighted in our data.

This website is merely a glimpse of the richness and diversity of the learning experiences at our school and of our community. I warmly invite you to come and visit us, to meet our staff and students and to experience Cowes Primary School for yourself.

Rodney McKenzie
Principal, Rodney McKenzie
Sarah Tyrrell
Vice Principal, Sarah Tyrrell

Get In Touch

To make an appointment, book a school tour or for any other information or assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school office by completeing the message form here.

Cowes Primary School
177 Settlement Rd
Cowes Vic 3922


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