A little about us
Having provided public education in Victor Harbor since 1874, the School moved to the current site on The Parkway in 1986.
Our vision is a dynamic forward thinking school continuing to develop skills in numeracy, literacy and information technology.
Students number approximately 600, with most of them having attended Victor Harbor Kindergarten prior to enrolment here. On completion of year 7 many continue their studies at Victor Harbor High.
Our students have a strong connection with the unique local environment through their involvement in local sustainability and environmental programs.
Our philosophy of supporting individuals to reach their full potential means we have a strong specialist music and drama program which includes instrumental music and choirs. Extras to our classroom lessons in art include lunch time drawing, murals of the coast, and mosaic animals at the front of the school depicting local Dreaming stories.
In physical activity we have a dedicated connection to all SAPSASA sports giving our older students a chance to represent the local district. A swimming program is held in our heated and enclosed pool. There is a school surfing and aquatics program. The gym and our extensive yards including a large oval provide opportunity for many sports and physical education lessons.
We identify and support the learning needs of gifted students as well as those needing support. We have frequent links with the District disability team.
Our cultural links with Fregon in the Pitjantjatjara Lands is now generational. In 2010 it is 30 years since the first connection was made and every year since a team of Victor Harbor R-7 year 7 students and parents have travelled to Fregon. Fregon students visit us in November. The benefits of this cultural exchange are almost immeasurable.
As one of the few primary schools to be a member of the May Gibbs Trust we are fortunate to have a visiting author spending a week with us every year working with our students.
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