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 in order to achieve the school vision for students to be ‘independent, lifelong learners and productive, well-informed citizens.”
The school has a current student enrolment of 160 students from Reception to Year 7 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 promotes the cohesive and nurturing feel we so strongly advocate for.
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 a number of evidence based intervention programs as well as our Special Education program and program for Higher Band students, ensures all students have every opportunity to achieve their potential.
In line with all schools 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 Festival of Music performances in addition to the broad and exciting opportunities on site.
Our Chromebook program provides our Year 3-7 students with 1-1 Chromebook access. All students R-7 enjoy iPad access and all classrooms 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.
With our dedicated staff, I look forward to working with you to continue to give Old Noarlunga Primary School “The small school with a big heart”, a big future.