Welcome to Ridgehaven Primary School, located 17km north east of Adelaide. Ridgehaven is comprised of a separate Preschool and a Reception to Year 7 Primary School. We also offer Playgroup and Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) as well as Vacation Care in the term breaks.
We have spacious and attractive grounds and great facilities that are constantly being upgraded. We offer a broad curriculum with a key focus on literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills. Science, Japanese, Physical Education and Drama are supported by school based specialist teachers.
Ridgehaven has a strong focus and a rich tradition in providing students with opportunities in The Arts and Physical Education. We are involved in a number of different sporting carnivals and clinics through SA School Sports. Students in years 5-7 have the opportunity to be part of our senior choir which performs annually in the Primary Schools Music Festival held at the Festival Theatre. Our annual school production provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to develop and showcase their gifts and talents across the performing arts.
Our school motto is ‘a community learning together’ and our school values are respect, honesty, caring, excellence and responsibility. We understand that the education of children is a shared responsibility between ourselves, children and parents. Parent involvement in programs, volunteering and decision making is encouraged and welcomed. We have a strong and vibrant Governing Council committed to further improving the school and various sub committees such as; OSHC, Preschool, Finance and Parents and Friends.
Teaching and learning requires recognition that successful education needs to provide a set of fundamental skills that are transferable and adaptable to whatever the future holds. In order to learn how to learn, children need to be provided with a solid foundation of skill acquisition and to develop a range of thinking and research abilities. As educators, we aim to provide learning environments that offer lots of practice in how to make decisions, initiate ideas, persist, find out, try again, take risks, explore and research in a range of ways that relate to children’s own interests.
Staff are committed to knowing the learning and social needs of each student and using this knowledge to plan and implement experiences which cater for their individual needs. This is further highlighted in our Site Improvement Plan 2019-2021. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school for more information or a personal meeting or tour. We would welcome the opportunity to show you what Ridgehaven has to offer.
“Education is not a race to be won. It is a journey where every step, every day counts and the end point actually never arrives.” (Kathy Walker 2008)