Hawthorndene Primary School

Hawthorndene Primary School is located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. It lies 12 kilometres south of the city, in the foothills of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The area of Hawthorndene is semi-rural complemented with modern suburban facilities. This makes it an attractive place to live and study. The students of Hawthorndene Primary School live in a community which places great value in their children's education, their natural surroundings and lifestyle.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Performing arts
  • Physical education
  • Resource based learning
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) (Years 6-7)
  • Instrumental music program (Reception-Year 7)
  • Gifted and talented education program (Reception-Year 7)


  • Attractive grounds with native trees and vegetation, creek and playground
  • Activity hall for whole school assemblies
  • Resource centre with internet access
  • Computer laboratory
  • Performing arts space
  • Dedicated art room
  • Sporting facilities including basketball/netball courts and oval
  • Before and after care school facility


  • Japanese (Reception - Year 7)

Support services

  • ESL support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Chaplain
  • Student 'buddy' system
  • School support officers with senior first aid certificate

Co-curricular sports

  • Daily fitness activities
  • Australian Rules football, soccer
  • Netball, basketball
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Other co-curricular activities

  • Chess club
  • National academic competitions in science, mathematics and computing
  • International Pedal Prix competition - engineering, design and construction, 24 hour pedal-powered race
  • Wakakirri - national story telling competition - dance and drama
  • Come Out Festival - youth arts
  • School performing band and choir
  • Participation in Adelaide Festival of Music - choral music showcase
  • New Zealand Exchange Choir Program

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers

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