What we teach

What we teach


Design & Technology





Health & PE

Teachers will be using the Teaching For Effective Learning Framework as a guide to ensuring that we design learning opportunities that create safe conditions for rigorous learning, help develop expert learners and personalise and connect learning to students’ needs and abilities.

If you have any queries about the alignment of what and how we teach, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Literacy and numerarcy assessments

Students are assessed each year using a variety of standardised tests in Literacy (Spelling and Reading) and Mathematics. Running Records are taken for children in Years R-2 and NAPLAN testing takes place for Years 3, 5 and 7 students. This facilitates ongoing monitoring of progress and intervention if required. Individual progress is reported and helps to ensure that every student is extended to their full potential.

Formal written reports are given to parents twice yearly.

School support services

A variety of specialist support personnel within the Department for Education and Child Development are available to assist students, parents and teachers. These include the School Dental Service, Psychologists, Special Education Teachers, Speech Pathologists and Behaviour Management personnel.

Should you feel that extra assistance is needed in any area or aspect of your child’s education, please contact the teacher or Principal so that the relevant service can be contacted. These specialist personnel assist the school in the planning and development of school programmes to meet the individual needs of our students.

Our school also employs support personnel to work on an individual basis within the classroom with students who are experiencing learning difficulties.


The school offers private instrumental tuition for piano, drums, guitar and singing. Students are able to attend arranged lessons during school times. Details are on a separate sheet in the enrolment pack. There is also a choir that performs at assemblies and within the local community.

  • Guitars
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Singing


Our vibrant and well-resourced library is home to a large collection of easy fiction, fiction and non-fiction books available to all students, staff and families. Our library space is open to classes and small groups for lessons, educational support and reading, plus activities such as Lego Masters, Book Tastings, chess and drama rehearsals. Library staff run weekly class sessions and assistance with individual book selections ensures students gain an enjoyment of reading and love of literature. New library resources are personally selected by library staff through discussions with students and staff, and as a result of favourable book reviews.

Book Week is a highlight for the school with educational and fun activities organized by the library staff, including a Book Fair, visiting authors/illustrators, a dress-up parade and a special assembly. The library is always decorated to the Book Week theme.

New book displays are changed often, allowing students exposure to new authors and different genres. Special book displays often support local, national and international events, celebrations or commemorations.

The Adelaide Hills Mobile Library also visits regularly for students to access.


Crescent Drive
Norton Summit SA 5136

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

Department for Education trading as South Australian Government Schools & Preschools

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