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About our school

Welcome to Surrey Downs Primary School, a medium-sized government school situated in the northern region of Adelaide. Our school offers a nurturing and encouraging learning environment for students from Reception to Year 6, with active community involvement and a team of exceptional teachers and SSO staff who are dedicated to providing high-quality education for our students.

Our school offers:

  • tailored academic support from high-quality teaching staff
  • excellent facilities including two large ovals, two playgrounds, a gym and an extensive nature play area
  • a cutting-edge STEM facility that features updated Science and Technology centers equipped with the latest technology for fostering innovative learning
  • exceptional opportunities for Arts and Language learning, including Senior Choir
  • a healthy lifestyle program through specialised Physical Education and SAPSASA opportunities

At our school, learning thrives in a safe, inclusive and supportive community.

Current enrolments

Our School currently has 214 enrolled students

Our vision

At Surrey Downs Primary School, our vision is of “Valuing Success and Maximising Potential” is central to everything we do, and it guides us in our approach to teaching and learning.

Our school is a community of learners, and we are committed to helping our students achieve success in all aspects of their lives. We believe that success is about more than just academic achievement; it is about developing the skills, knowledge, and character that will help our students succeed in their personal and professional lives.

We also believe that every student has the potential to succeed, and it is our job as educators to help them realise this potential. We strive to create a learning environment that is inclusive, supportive, and collaborative, where every student feels valued and supported in their learning journey.

Our approach to teaching and learning is based on the latest research and best practices in education. We focus on developing our students’ critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills, and we provide them with a range of learning opportunities that cater to their individual needs and interests.

We also believe in the importance of collaboration, and we encourage our students to work together and support each other in their learning. Our teachers work closely with each other and with our students’ families to create a cohesive and collaborative learning environment that maximises the potential of every student.

Ultimately, our vision of “Valuing Success and Maximising Potential” is about helping our students develop into well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and character to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We are proud to be a part of this journey, and we look forward to continuing to support our students as they work towards achieving their goals and reaching their full potential.

Our values

At our school, we believe in providing our students with more than just an education; we aim to instill in them a strong sense of values that they can carry with them throughout their lives. Our values of Respect, Collaboration, Compassion, Quality, and Success form the foundation of our approach to teaching and learning.
Respect is a core value that guides us in our interactions with others. We encourage our students to be respectful of their peers, teachers, and the wider community, and to embrace diversity in all its forms.
Collaboration is another key value that we emphasize at our school. We believe that working together is essential to achieving our goals, both as individuals and as a community. Our students are encouraged to collaborate with their peers and teachers, to share ideas and resources, and to support each other in their learning.

Compassion is a value that is close to our hearts. We want our students to develop a strong sense of empathy and to show kindness and understanding to others. We believe that compassion is essential for creating a caring and supportive environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

Quality is a value that is reflected in everything we do. We strive for excellence in our teaching, our facilities, and our resources, and we are committed to providing our students with the highest quality learning opportunities possible.

Finally, Success is a value that is important to us because we want our students to be successful both inside and outside the classroom. We believe that success is about more than just achieving good grades; it is about developing the skills, knowledge, and character that will help our students succeed in all aspects of their lives.

Together, these values underpin the rich learning opportunities that we provide our students, and we are proud to help them develop into well-rounded individuals who are ready to make a positive contribution to the world.

"As a parent, I can confidently say that Surrey Downs Primary School is an outstanding learning environment for children. The teachers are passionate and dedicated, and they go above and beyond to ensure that each student's needs are met. My child has thrived in the inclusive and supportive atmosphere of the school, and I have seen a significant improvement in their academic and social skills. I highly recommend Surrey Downs Primary School to any parent looking for a nurturing and inspiring learning community for their child."