Community & Environmental Connections
At Old Noarlunga Primary School, we’re passionate about our people, our place and our purpose.
We work with our community to foster resilient and respectful learners. Our school is safe, positive and inclusive and collaboratively supports every student to achieve.
At Old Noarlunga Primary School, we seek opportunities to connect our learning to the real world and to create an ethic of care for our community and landscape. Located a short walk from the Onkaparinga River National Park, students at Old Noarlunga Primary School access the park both as part of their learning and through community projects.
Students from Reception to Year 2 participate in an annual “Bush School”, led by our Junior Primary teaching team. This includes students participating in our mud kitchen, loose parts and hiking in the nearby National Park on bird-watching and wildlife spotting walks.
Each year, our Year 3 students work with the Friends of Onkaparinga Parks to collect seed, propagate native plants and plant trees in the Onkaparinga River National Park. This contribution is re-establishing a wildlife corridor that will connect the river to the bushland on the hilltops.
Our Year 4-6 student leaders are annual participants in Green Adelaide’s Youth Environmental Leaders program, developing relationships with students from schools across Southern Adelaide and leading their own sustainability projects in the school and local community.