Principal’s Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Noarlunga Downs Preschool to year 6 School.

Noarlunga Downs Primary School is located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide in the City of Onkaparinga, approximately 33km from the Adelaide GPO.  Our school is well serviced by public transport with bus access in front of it and a train station only a 10 minute walk away. The school is set on large, expansive grounds on a hill overlooking the Onkaparinga River with views to the sea.  The setting provides an engaging environment for teaching, learning and play.

The school is comprised of a mainstream reception to year 6 school, a preschool and a department special options class.

At our school we believe it is the quality of the educator and the relationships we build with families and our community that ensure positive outcomes for all students.  We are committed to providing high quality teaching and learning and meeting the individual needs of students through quality differentiation within the classroom as well as a range of specialised interventions.

Our school vision statement is: At Noarlunga Downs Primary School, we aim high and achieve together by respecting ourselves, others and our environment.

Our school motto is: Aim High, Achieve Together.

Our school value is: RESPECT – yourself, others and our environment.

We look forward to working with our school community to continue to make our school the best possible environment for children to learn and grow.

Rachael Courtney


School Times

8.50am-11.30am – Lessons
11.30am-12.10pm – Lunch
12.10pm-1.30pm – Lessons
1.30pm-1.50pm  – Recess
1.50pm-3.10pm – Lessons
3.10pm – Home time


Other time information

The yard is supervised between 8:30am – 8:50am and 3:10pm – 3:30pm.
We have breakfast club every morning from 8.30am until 8.50am.



Term dates 2024

Term 1

29 January – 12 April

Term 2

29 April – 5 July

Term 3

22 July – 27 September

Term 4

14 October – 13 December

Governing council

The Noarlunga Downs Primary School governing council meets twice a term on a Tuesday evening, starting at 6.00pm.

About the governing council

The governing council plays an active role in developing school policies, liaising with committees and representing the views of the parent community.

The council’s main aim is to ensure the best possible education and facilities are available for our children.

The governing council is made up of parent representatives, school leadership members and staff. The varying knowledge, skills and background of these members contributes to the decision making processes of the school.

Terms of office are usually two years, with approximately half of the council elected at the Annual General Meeting (held at the start of each school year). 

Community members interested in governing council are welcome and are encouraged to attend meetings, however, do not have voting rights. Parents can use the governing council as a means of raising items/issues by writing or speaking with a council member.

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