Lobethal Primary School is a public South Australian Department for Education 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. The school started 2021 with 175 students enrolled across 7 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 welcomes, accepts and includes all students with diverse interests and learning needs. We foster students to think critically and creatively, respect and care for others and to take interest in learning about and responding to problems that are meaningful to themselves and their community. Students are supported and challenged by committed and professional educators to work collaboratively and resourcefully to find solutions to real-world problems. Students are encouraged to be independent, confident, to persist and be willing to give and receive feedback in order to be the best they can be. Staff encourage students to be respectful of themselves and each other in the learning choices they make and facilitate caring relationships across the school.
Parents and the wider community are active partners in supporting and enriching our programs within and beyond the school.
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.