From humble beginnings in 1955, today we nurture more than 600 students from new and 'next generation' families in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
The early years
As the City of Elizabeth was established and industry such as the GMH factory was introduced, the City of Salisbury boomed and The Dominican Sisters of North Adelaide were invited to open a co-educational Catholic primary school.
Beginning with one building comprising three classrooms which also served as the St Augustine's Parish Hall, the sisters initially travelled by car to Salisbury each day. Before long, a second building with two more classrooms was needed.
In the late 1960s after a fire burned St Finbar's School to the ground, the Salisbury Catholic Parish decided that rather than rebuild on that site, they would build a new building on the current school site and this would become the only Parish school. By the 1970s an 'open space unit' was built.
Our motto of 'Truth' comes from the Dominican 'Veritas'.
At St Augustine's, we pride ourselves on striving for truth in all things.
Our community today
For the last 35 years, the school's population has been steady at around 600. Physically, the school has grown with the addition of more classrooms, basketball and other courts, and a learning centre which includes a computer lab.
Investment in the training and development of our teaching and support staff has led to specialist programs and services, including Out of School Hours Care, a performing arts program and robotics and other STEM initiatives.
We are inspired by the work of St Augustine of Hippo and use our understanding of the changing needs of families in our local community, to equip students with a strong sense of identity, a mission of hope and optimism, empathy for others and a continuing search for truth.
As we strive to create a healthy environment for every child in our care, it is our hope that each person in our school community can feel an appreciation of their worth and the value we place on giving them an opportunity contribute to the life of our school as they journey in faith and time.