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Welcome to Cowes Primary School Website

Cowes Primary School with an enrolment of approximately 550 students, is 130 years old and is located 140 kilometres south east of Melbourne. The school is in the township of Cowes on Phillip Island in the Gippsland Region. It sits amongst seven hectares of attractive grounds. One third of students travel to school by bus from outlying areas. The school is seen as a vital and integral part of the local community.
Outside School Hours Care
We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our outside school hours care program.
To find out more about the program at our school, including hours of operation, fees and how to register please
Click Here
See a Web Gallery of our school grounds and facilities

We provide a safe, supportive and caring learning environment that nurtures the academic, emotional, physical and social growth of each student and staff member at Cowes Primary School.

Our school aims to promote an education of real value and the attainment of excellence, enabling all students to reach their academic, social and physical potential. We focus on building students’ self-esteem, confidence and pride in themselves, their school and their community.

Cowes Primary school welcomes parents to actively participate in the school.  Your concerns will be considered and comments appreciated.  Assist us and your child to make Cowes Primary School a caring, sharing and happy school.

Our School Environment

The school is a five star energy sustainable school, Sun Smart and Asthma Friendly School. The school surroundings include:


Support Programs & Services

Cowes Primary School is fortunate to be able to offer additional support for students through the provision of integration aids, visiting specialists, language support teachers, Reading Recovery, a gifted students program and a kinder to Prep transition program.
Parents are encouraged to share in a partnership with a focus on developing positive educational outcomes for their children.

Term Dates 2018

Term 1 29th January - 29th March
Term 2 16th April - 29th June
Term 3 16th July - 21st September
Term 4 8th October - 21st December

A term calendar showing all major events/dates is distributed early each term.

School Hours

Before School Yard Supervision 8.45 - 9.00am
Doors open for placement of bags, lunch orders 8.50am
School classes commence 9.00
Morning Recess 11.00 - 11.30
Lunch - supervised eating time 1.30 - 1.40pm
Lunch time recess 1.40 - 2.30pm
School classes dismissed 3.30pm
After School Yard Supervision 3.30 - 3.45pm

If your child has not been collected by 3.45 pm, he/she will be enrolled in After School Hours Program, and the appropriate payment will apply.

School Bus Service

There is a Government bus service for those children living more than 4.8 km from the school.  Parents and students must complete a Bus Travel form to enable them to be entered on the bus roll. Children must be at their designated bus stop five minutes prior to pick up time.
School buses arrive and depart within the school grounds.  Teachers mark a bus roll each afternoon. 

Download the School Bus Routes