Old Noarlunga Primary School has provided public education in the township for over 160 years and holds a proud history and heritage.
As Principal, I work together with our staff team and our families to immerse our students in a positive, dynamic, and innovative teaching and learning environment to achieve the school vision for students to be ‘independent, lifelong learners and productive, well-informed citizens.’
The school caters for students from Reception to Year 6 and has a well-deserved reputation of excellence based on strong and nurturing relationships and rigorous teaching and learning.
Our friendly and supportive students are welcoming and inclusive and visitors to our school instantly notice the calm and respectful atmosphere and the sense of community. We have a strong House and Buddy system – Millers, Marketers and Brewers, which is a strength of the school and helps to underpin our values of ‘Respect’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Resilience’ and ‘Empathy’. Through use of the ‘positive behaviour for learning’ platform, we have an extensive SRC program that enables our students to have a stage to share their voice on the directions of the school and provide role modelling for our values schoolwide.
Our staff embed High Impact teaching strategies including explicit teaching, targeted differentiation learning, clear learning intentions, logical and intentional sequence of learning and ongoing feedback which are all an integral part of our classroom program and structures. As part of our focus on achievement for all students, all Junior Primary students participate in Read Write Inc., a phonics program that allows teachers to work with small groups around identified areas of need. Student achievement is further supported by several evidence-based intervention programs to ensure all students have every opportunity to achieve their potential.
Our students have Curriculum in the 8 areas of study – English, Mathematics, Science, HASS (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Business and Economics), Health and PE, Languages-Japanese, Technologies and The Arts with a dedicated Music and Performing Arts program. Students participate in SAPSASA sports events and a range of excursions and camps, in addition to the broad and exciting opportunities on site.
Our Chromebook program provides our Year 3-6 students with 1-1 Chromebook access. Students in R – 2 have classroom iPad access and all rooms across the site are fitted with Soundfield systems and Interactive Televisions for explicit teaching.
Our OSHC service operates Monday to Friday and is open for Student Free Days and School Closure Days. The service is a site managed service and operates from our Hall from 7.00am – 8.30am and 3.10-6.00pm daily. Vacation care is available during the school holiday period, with OSHC offering an array of exciting and fun opportunities for our students.
With our shared partnership between school and community we look forward to being a central part of your child’s education journey.