Lobethal Primary School is a DECD R-7 school servicing the Adelaide Hills region of Lobethal and surrounding areas. The school is not zoned, therefore student enrolments from any locality are welcome. In 2017 the school has approximately 165 students enrolled, with 6 classes. Our school is relatively small and enjoys a welcoming and family oriented atmosphere with strong community connections ready to embrace change and diversity.

Philosophy and Core Values

Lobethal Primary School is an educational partnership of students, staff, volunteers and parent/caregivers. We aim to develop a desire for, and a pleasure in, learning and working together to achieve our individual and collective best.

We strive to meet the needs of each child in partnership with families to lay the foundations for lifelong learning so young people can achieve their full potential. Each child has individual skills, attitudes, knowledge and aspirations which we aim to support and develop.

Our core values have been developed by students, staff and community in building common understandings of their meanings.

Excellence – We believe that by aiming high and striving for excellence in a variety of fields, students will develop confidence, pride and satisfaction in their achievements as well as fulfilling their intellectual curiosity

Respect – We believe that through developing respect for self, others, property and the environment, our students will develop the skills and understandings required for healthy relationships and productive lives.

Resilience – We believe that through building resilience, students will develop optimism, emotional confidence and the ability to compromise and take risks which will prepare them for the future in an ever changing world.

Independence – We believe that through developing independence, students will be naturally inquisitive and have the confidence to manage their own learning and to develop life skills.

Responsibility – We believe that through developing responsibility, our students learn to make appropriate and effective choices and decisions that result in positive outcomes for themselves and others.


Our school is a nut-free zone.