Welcome to Kaurna Plains School
Marni na budni (Welcome)
Kaurna Plains School is an Aboriginal school which caters predominantly for Aboriginal students and provides choice for Aboriginal families in regard to schooling for their children.
At Kaurna Plains Reception to Year 12 School there exists a genuine cooperative partnership between school and community. The school reinforces and maintains feelings, knowledge and understandings about Aboriginality in order to develop in students a sense of pride, confidence and esteem as Aboriginal people. The school philosophy is of being united to empower students to be culturally strong, confident and successful and to ensure that parents and community members are an active part of the school. The school values are Cooperation, Organisation, Respect, Kindness and Acceptance (C.O.R.K.A.).
Priorities focus on quality education in literacy and numeracy, environment and well-being, and are embedded with Kaurna Language and Culture within all curriculum areas, supporting the notion of connecting and belonging within the learning community.
The implementation of social justice strategies will ensure that no student is disadvantaged and that students can learn in a safe and supportive environment.
The wetlands program connects students to their environment and is managed as part of the science/environment program.
The site is co-located with the Kaurna Plains Childcare Centre, Kaurna Plains Preschool and Kaurna Children Parent Centre which provides a wide range of services for families.