Parkside Primary School

Parkside Primary School is proud of its heritage. The school, opened in 1885, consists of magnificent old buildings with lush well designed grounds located very close to the Adelaide city centre. Students are provided with a safe, caring, challenging and supportive learning environment which will help them to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to become productive members of society. Close relationships between students, staff and parents is encouraged at all times. The school is a diverse community who embrace cultural, physical, social and intellectual differences.

International programs

  • Primary School Program

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Student wellbeing
  • Dance and drama
  • Asian studies
  • Sport


  • Computer suite
  • Resource centre with internet access
  • Separate teaching areas for Junior Primary, Primary and Middle Years
  • Library with quality literacy and numeracy resources
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Sporting facilities including large playing field and tennis court
  • Multi-purpose games, activities and assemblies area
  • Canteen


  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Support services

  • ESL support
  • International Student Program manager and support teacher
  • Special education support
  • Special needs support
  • Learning assistance program
  • Pastoral care worker
  • Buddy class system

Co-curricular sports

  • Tennis
  • Australian Rules football, soccer
  • Netball, basketball, korfball
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Athletics, cross-country running
  • Junior football, hockey, cricket Years 1-3

Other co-curricular activities

  • Chess
  • Music tuition - recorder, keyboard, flute, guitar, percussion and drums
  • After school sports program - gymnastics, cheerleading, soccer, softball, taekwondo and circus skills
  • Interschool sporting competitions

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