State-of-the-art facilities and wide-open spaces to learn, play and make friends.
Extensive grounds with secure fencing
St Augustine's Parish School has wonderful grounds and we have had a consistent focus on using this space wisely to enhance the wellbeing of children and broader school community.
Over progressive building programs, we have opened up spaces that were previously landlocked by buildings.
Today, two large ovals and hard and soft courts provide extensive outdoor space for children to enjoy, whether through in-class activity or playing basketball, soccer or chasey with their friends.
These areas are supported with easy access to fresh water and toilets, as well as shelter from the rain and hot summer sun.
We plan to build on our existing Community Garden, vineyard and fruit orchard by developing our outdoor spaces to include 'nature play' areas, a mud kitchen, inside-outside transitions, outdoor classroom areas and a 'chook run'.
Computers & IT
We aim to give every child access to the latest technology and the confidence to use it.
We use technology in every classroom, across all areas of the curriculum and in our dedicated Computer Lab within our Resource Centre which is used for whole class instruction.You are not required to purchase a device for your child to use while at school. We will provide this for them.
Our program gives greater access to students as they progress through their schooling:
- Years R-3 have access to iPads and computers
- Years 4, 5 and 6 have access to one laptop per student
Modern Resource Centre
Our Resource Centre is more than a library, it is the information and literacy hub of the school.
Offering a range of colourful flexible seating to enable children to work alone or groups, we have more than 10,000 titles in our library and our centre features a large Computer Lab and is the location of our Student Services Team who cater for children with particular literacy needs.
Our children are taught how to find and use information effectively and enjoy literature with computers, books and E-readers.
Our Canteen is open before school, at recess and lunch each day and we aim to keep our food healthy, tasty and affordable.
Our Canteen operates in line with the SA Government's Healthy Eating Canteen Guidelines and we ensure the student voice is part of our decision-making by inviting students to attend committee meetings.
To place an order, simply pick up an order bag in your child's classroom or from the canteen and place your completed order in the 'lunch crate' in your child's classroom.
We welcome new Volunteers in our Canteen. Please contact our Canteen Manager if you would like to help.
You can download a Canteen Price List here.
Out of School Hours Care
We have an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care Service as well as a Playgroup for our young families. Providing a service for pre-school children and their families is one of the important ways St Augustine's aims to foster healthy connections within our community.
We are delighted to offer Playgroup on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9.00am-11.00am, where all families are welcome, whether you are already part of our school community or not. Playgroup is a literature rich supported experience. If you ahve a little one, you are most welcome.
On Wednesdays we offer an Occasional Care service, 9.00-11.30am. For this service, bookings are essential. This service is handy when you have an appointment to attend and no one to look after the little one for you. There is a small fee to assist with costs. Please phone the school for details.