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Coogee Boys Preparatory School, Randwick NSW

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Coogee Boys Preparatory School, Randwick
Cnr Alison Road & Cook Street
Sydney Central
02 9398 6310
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John T. Dicks
  • Primary School
  • Single School Location
  • Non-denominational
Kindergarten to Year 6
Non Denominational
  • Academic Achievement
  • Creative Arts
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport
  • Other Languages
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Touch Football


Coogee Boys' Preparatory School (Coogee Prep) opened its doors in July 1914. On that day, 27 boys began their education in rooms adjacent to the Randwick Presbyterian Church on Alison Road. After 95 years, Coogee Prep remains the only privately owned boys’ preparatory school in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.


The motto ‘Gentleman, Scholar, Sportsman’, upon which Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School is built, represents the school’s goal of preparing boys to become independent, resourceful, caring individuals and contributing members of society.

As a boutique boys primary school, we aim to foster a sense of community where all boys know, and are, able to interact with each other across all grades – from Kindergarten to Year Six. This approach creates a culture of inclusivity, enhanced self-esteem and diversity. The School endeavours to teach boys respect and responsibility for themselves, for others, for the School environment and for the wider community.


‘Educating boys to become Gentlemen, Scholars and Sportsmen since 1914’

The School promotes and in-stills gentlemanly behaviour, good manners, politeness and courtesy from all its students. The classrooms are creative learning environments, centred on individual needs, independent learning and whole class outcomes, which is necessary for ongoing student personal growth and development. The School encourages all boys to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities, including the sports program, house activities and cultural pursuits that promote teamwork, camaraderie and School Spirit. We strive to ensure that each student’s experience at Coogee Prep is a positive and rewarding one.

The safe, nurturing and supportive environment encourages all students to develop their potential, where scholastic, social and personal resilience are key outcomes from their time with us. Students are encouraged to take on measured risks and the new challenges presented, ultimately preparing them for the rigours and challenges of further education and their lives ahead.

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Welcome to Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School and thank you for visiting us. We are a small boutique, primary boys school located in Randwick, in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. As the third Headmaster of Coogee Preparatory in over 100 years, I am incredibly proud of what the School has achieved as a place of teaching and learning. As a community we can hold our heads high knowing that as the boys transition from their small Prep School into one of the many large Independent and selective secondary schools around Sydney, they do so confidently knowing they are well prepared as gentlemen, scholars and sportsmen.

While Coogee Preparatory has a long and incredible history founded in boy’s education and a traditional value set, it is our modern approach to learning that has fostered a nurturing and supportive environment for our students from Kindergarten to year six as they develop into well rounded young men.

At Coogee Preparatory we recognise that every student who walks through our doors have different learning needs, capabilities and interests. Our agile, dynamic and engaging teaching team instil an irrefutable self-confidence and esteem in our student, while delivering a comprehensive education curriculum, supported by an extensive sporting, co-curricular and creative/performing arts program.

After many years of study, before moving into a teacher’s role in a variety of school and then becoming Headmaster of Coogee Boys Preparatory in 1995, I can wholeheartedly express my enthusiasm about the future of education in Australia and look forward to the exciting innovations and initiatives we bring to our own students at Coogee Prep. While I watch on with pride at our students forging strong, lasting relationships with their peers, it is also our Coogee Prep community, in particular our Parents and Friends Association and Old Boys Union, that truly shows the strength of community and commitment to learning and education at the School.

To our many parents, and broader CPS community, I thank you for your wonderful and unwavering support of our School. To new parents and students, I look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you and welcoming you into our wonderful Coogee Boys Preparatory community.

Kind regards,

John T. Dicks

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