Children's Development

Children’s Development supports and initiates projects and services that assist in addressing the needs of
families with children aged 0 to 12 years.

Information is provided to the public and service providers via the City website, Cockburn Kids Parent eNews, school emails and email network groups. This service liaises with relevant service providers including schools, P&Cs and P&Fs and chaplains.

Annual programs and events

School Graduation Awards

Each year the City provides school graduation book awards to all primary and secondary schools with graduating students: one Community Services graduation award and an optional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander award.

You do not have to apply for the school graduation award, your school will automatically receive this, but we will check in each year whether you want the additional award for graduating Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students.

Any requests for the Mayor and Councillors to attend or present these awards need to go via the Mayor’s office. Email: [email protected]

Children's Reference Group (CRG)

The CRG opens in a new window is a consultative group for child-related projects across the City providing a voice for children, and a means to develop children's interest in civic affairs for 7-12 year olds.

New in 2022

Last year we trialled two school tours of the City of Cockburn Council Chambers, to complement the curriculum. Due to its success, we will be offering one tour per term for a school group of approximately 30 students.

The tour also includes a presentation by our Mayor and Deputy Mayor or an Elected Member and morning tea. Your school will be responsible for transport to and from the Admin Building in Spearwood. Please contact the Children’s Development Officer if you would like to arrange this for your school.

More information and Contact

Contact the Children's Development Officer on 08 9411 3444 or email.

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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.