Spalding Primary SchoolSpalding Primary School

About Us

Welcome to our school

Students by the school signSpalding is a small rural town in the mid-north of South Australia, 178 km north of Adelaide, and is situated at the centre of a network of creeks and rivers, which meet to form the Broughton River. Located in a well-kept and delightful setting with an abundance of trees, lawned play areas, a Covered Outdoor Learning Area and a shaded playground, we aim to provide opportunities that will challenge all students and encourage them to reach their potential.

Our students are involved in fitness programs, regular skill-based PE lessons, after school team practices, and games (tennis, football, netball, basketball, table tennis and lawn bowls). We strongly believe that positive learning is best achieved if a strong and positive partnership exists between home and school. Therefore parents are encouraged to make regular contact with their child's teachers.

An on site Playcentre provides two sessions a week for children from birth to 5 years. These sessions are provided by an Early Childhood Worker. Regular visits by the children to the Junior Primary class and vice versa make transition to school smooth and enjoyable.

The school networks with neighbouring schools, fostering social skills and relationships. Events are held in each of the schools on a rotational basis with Harmony Day, Bookweek, Science Day and Sports Day being annual events.

The school runs a number of whole school programs which include SRC, a vegetable garden, wheels days and Billy cart races.

SRC is held fortnightly and is attended by all students. Elections are held twice a year where students vote for office bearers. We believe clear communication between home and school is vital for your child's best possible development, so we encourage parents and caregivers to take advantage of opportunities to be involved in the school's activities. We are always happy to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.