Principal’s Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Noarlunga Downs Preschool to Year 7 School.

Noarlunga Downs P-7 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 7 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 motto is ‘Aim High, Achieve Together’ and this is reflected in everything that we do.

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.

We would be only too pleased to answer any queries you might have.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Rachael Courtney
Principal

 

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 8.15am until 8.40am.

 

Term Dates 2019

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 P-7 School Governing Council meets twice a term on a Monday evening, starting at 5.30pm.

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). Updates are published regularly in the school newsletter.

Community members interested in Governing Council are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings but do have voting rights. Parents can use the Governing Council as a means of raising issues by writing or speaking with a Council Member.

School Calendar