Welcome to Highbury Primary School
Learning Together, Achieving Excellence.
Highbury Primary is situated in the north-eastern foothills of Adelaide. The school has an enrolment of between 440 and 480 children and offers a broad-based curriculum. The Australian Curriculum is the basis of all teaching programs.
Our current Professional Development as a staff is focused on what it means to be a Power Learner and what learning environments support powerful learning. Our Site Improvement Plan (SIP) reflects continued importance placed on improving student outcomes in English, Mathematics and the contextual inclusion of ICT’s (Information Communication Technologies). Specialist subjects include Music, Chinese (Mandarin), The Arts (Visual, Dance, Drama, Media), Science and PE (Physical Education – skills based).
Modbury Special School has two annex classes based at HPS. Modbury Special School staff and students are involved in everyday life at HPS including Buddy Classes, assemblies, Professional Development and more. Now in its second year we celebrate the inclusivity and learning opportunities, special classes bring to our community.
We have an outstanding academic record and place a high emphasis on achieving personal best, offering students opportunities to enter the Oliphant Science awards along with the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) independent skills-based assessments with a competition element.
We are a registered as an AuSSI-SA school (Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative- South Australia), the aim being to develop a culture of continuous improvement in sustainability practices.
Highbury participates in many SAPSASA sporting events including basketball, netball, football, soccer, athletics, swimming and more. We also have an outstanding Arts program including an Instrumental Music Service (IMS) specialist program, a junior and senior band as well as a junior and senior choir.
Student led forums in the areas of Well-Being, Special Events, Early Years, ICT, the Environment and Student Voice provide students from Reception to Year 7 the opportunity for a legitimate voice within their school community.
Our leadership team consists of:
- School Principal: Frank Mittiga
- Deputy Principal: Dominica Thomson
- Assistant Principal: Tina Saccoia
- Business Manager: Tracey Baldwin