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Highbury Primary School Highbury Primary School

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 approx. 480 children and offers a broad-based curriculum. The Australian Curriculum is the basis of all teaching programs.

Our Site Improvement Plan (SIP) reflects continued importance placed on improving student outcomes in Mathematics, Writing and Reading Foundation to Year 7.

The school has a commitment to establishing straight Year levels as part of its school operating structures. Foundation is the term used for the first year of schooling (previously called Reception).

Specialist subjects include Music, Chinese (Mandarin), Science and PE (Physical Education – skills based). In 2019 we will be introducing AusLan, for year 6 and 7 students.

Modbury Special School has an 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.

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 Foundation to Year 7 the opportunity for a legitimate voice within their school community.

Our leadership team consists of:

  • School Principal: Frank Mittiga
  • Deputy Principal: Daniel Botten
  • Business Manager: Tracey Baldwin

To express interest in enrolment at Highbury Primary School please contact Mr Frank Mittiga, Principal at frank.mittiga349@schools.sa.edu.au