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About Us

Small is Great

Welcome to our beautiful, picturesque school of excellence situated on the top of a hill with panoramic views of the city of Adelaide and surrounding hills. We have trees with koalas, shady playgrounds, sloping paths, a lush oval and natural play areas aplenty. We focus on whole school R-6 learning programs and a high degree of parent participation which continue to create a spirit of community very much treasured by all. Students enjoy the benefits of our small, semi-rural school with small class sizes, personalised learning and wonderful spirit of community coupled with proximity to the city and students having opportunities to access a full range of activities and events. Our core values of excellence, respect, care and trust underpin everything we do and we look forward to sharing our spirit of community with you.

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Mission Statement

“Small is Great” 

We provide a small school setting with big opportunities so our students build the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve to the very best of their ability. Our school values of Respect, Care, Trust and Excellence underpin everything we do. 

A Brief History of Norton Summit Primary School

Norton Summit Primary school first operated from the home of Mrs Mary Norton in 1851 before Sir Thomas Playford raised the need for an official public school with the Education Board Office in 1865.

The school operated on a few different sites before being built on its current location in 1907 after the land was purchased from Sir Thomas Playford for 100 pounds.

The current school consists of the original headmaster’s residence – which is our administration building – and the original school building which has been extended over time (most recently in 1981) to include multiple classrooms, learning spaces and a library.

Our school is also home to a large indoor gym with catering facilities, beautiful grounds set in the rolling Adelaide Hills and a vast array of plays spaces for our wonderful students.

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Crescent Drive
Norton Summit SA 5136

Principal: Shaun Barber
Phone: 08 8390 1771
Fax: 08 8390 1063
Region: Adelaide Hills

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