Colonel Light Gardens Primary School

Colonel Light Gardens Primary School is located in a south eastern heritage suburb, close to the Adelaide city centre. The school is named after the original architect of the city of Adelaide: Colonel Light. The school adjoins a large park with expansive grassed play areas, a football oval, soccer and baseball pitches. These areas are utilised by classes each day and support the modern and attractive school facilities to create a safe, secure and friendly learning environment. The school is committed to providing a vibrant, caring and stimulating learning environment that encourages all children to achieve and develop their true potential. Parents feel welcome and supported and are very active in the school community.

International programs

  • Primary School Program
  • Primary School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Performing arts – music, drama
  • Visual arts - drawing, painting, sculpture
  • Japanese
  • Physical education
  • Information and communication technology


  • Library
  • Specialist learning areas for music, sport and Japanese
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium
  • Play areas


  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) (Reception–Year 7)
  • Japanese (Reception–Year 7)

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • International student support program
  • Student buddy system
  • Class parent representative
  • Parent participation – classroom reading, excursions, fundraising, sports, canteen
  • Out of school hours care (OSHC) service

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football, soccer
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Other co-curricular activities

  • Debating and Tournament of Minds (thinking skills) clubs
  • Music - school band, choir, instrumental music
  • Environmental club
  • Dance and drama performance groups
  • Annual swimming (swimming and water safety) and aquatics (surfing, snorkelling, sailing) programs
Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers

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