Kilkenny Primary School

Kilkenny Primary School is a small multicultural school located only 7kms northwest of the Adelaide city centre with easy access to both train and bus services. The school is committed to providing a meaningful and challenging curriculum with a high standard of teaching and inquiry-based learning. Kilkenny Primary School caters to the social and learning needs of students from many diverse cultural backgrounds including Italian, Greek, Serbian, Aboriginal, Sudanese and Vietnamese. There is a strong focus on languages and environmental education and specialist programs are provided in physical education, kitchen garden and support for gifted and talented students. The school has strong links with the community and positive parental involvement in the many aspects of school life.

International programs

  • Intensive Primary English Support
  • Primary School Program
  • Primary School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Languages
  • Environmental education


  • Intensive English Learning Centre
  • Resource centre with large collection of English resources
  • Environmental education area including outdoor classroom, scrub and wetland, orchard and kitchen garden
  • Computer pods, laptops and ipads
  • State-of-the-art kitchen facility to support the Kitchen and Garden program
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, oval and sports courts
  • Spacious grounds and playgrounds


  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) (Reception-Year 7)
  • Italian for background speakers (Recpetion-Year 7)
  • Serbian for background speakers (Recpetion-Year7)

Support services

  • English language support
  • English language specialist teachers cover all age groups
  • International Student Program manager
  • Bilingual support officers
  • Student voice and leadership group
  • Parents and Friends group
  • Parent participation - classroom reading, excursions, fundraising, sports, canteen, kitchen and garden
  • Out of school hours care (OHSC) service

Co-curricular sports

  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football, indoor soccer
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Orienteering
  • Volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • music - instrumental tuition, choir
  • Tournament of Minds (thinking skills) team

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