Coogee Primary school history

OUR HISTORY

A spare room and a barn were the first classrooms of Coogee Primary school. The aboriginal name for Lake Coogee was ‘Kou Gee’ (recorded in 1841 by Thomas Watson). In 1903 a permanent school was built.  It had many ups and downs, having to close its doors for a period during World War II, happily re-opening in 1954. In 1993 the official opening of the new current school buildings occurred and the following year the school community celebrated its centenary.  In 2019 we celebrated our 125 Year Anniversary.

1894 › ESTABLISHED
1894

Established

Government officially recognises the commencement of Coogee Government School.  Teacher Mistress L Mcneil, 12 boys and 10 girls.

1895

Principal - W. Henley

1899

School moves to Coogee Agricultural Hall.

Principal – Kate Hutton

1901

Principal – Camille Marie

1903

Official opening of new school by Mayor McDonald of Fremantle.

1908

Principal Walter Burns

1913

56 students.

1914

Principals – Richard Stubbs and George Piper

1915

Principal – Thos Cohurn

1916

Principal – Darcey Sprigg

1918

Principal – Thomas Crogan

1919

Inaugural meeting of Parents Association.

1928

School nearly destroyed by fire. Local residents, teacher and school children put out fire.

1938

A case of Smallpox at Quarantine Station caused four students who work at the station to be put into quarantine. Student bitten by snake taken to Fremantle Hospital

1942

Evacuation of Coogee School, due to its proximity to the Explosives Reserve which was storing artillery for use in World War II. School closed.

1954

School re-opens.

1961

P&C prepare negotiations to secure a nearby grazing field (Owned by messrs Canning and cockell) to be used as an oval.

1976

Principal – Neville Bull

1979

Fire destroys main school building. Students attend Hamilton Hill Primary school for 3 weeks.

1980

Principal – Leonard Walker

1985

Principal – Trevor Lannin

1990

Urgent meeting arranged. Principal and P&C decide to push for a new school. Principal – Nelson Gardner

1991

Letter received MLA J McGinty advising funds had been allocated for a new school building. Parents vote on the preferred site for the new school.

1992

Students commence Term 4 in their new school.

1993

Official opening of new school.

1998

Principal – Warren Bell

2011

Funding received for the Building Education Revolution. Coogee Primary built 2 new Early Childhood Buildings and our Senior block of 4 classrooms.

2014

The last year of Year 7 students leave Coogee Primary.

2015

Enrolments reach 500.

2018

Principal – Greg Sullivan

2019

Coogee celebrates 125th Anniversary

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