No, we are a Catholic School but we simply ask that all students and families to support the Catholic ethos and values on which our community is built.
While many of our students are brought up in a traditional Catholic family, many families simply enjoy having their children educated in an environment that strongly encourages the basic family values of kindness, respect and compassion.
As a Catholic school, we pride ourselves on being inclusive of all cultural, religious and economic backgrounds as well as being supportive of the various family structures and situations within our community.
While education is our primary focus, ensuring the safety of all of our students is definitely our number one priority!
We have a number of procedures in place to try to reduce the risk to our students and to members of our community.
Here are some examples:
We are excited to be able to offer two intakes per year for children starting Reception.
To find out exactly when your child can start at Saint David's, please use our simple Enrolment Calculator or have a read of the Enrolment Policy guidelines below.
The Enrolment Policy for reception students operates within the following parameters:
Yes, we have an excellent transition program called Bright Stars which helps young children cope with the transition from kindergarten to school. The optional program runs for five weeks and finishes with two transition days in your child’s new classroom. (Due to building works in 2019, this program has been reduced to 5 weeks, normally it would be up to ten weeks)
For more information, visit our Bright Stars page.
No, we don't have a kindy or ELC on site at this stage but the good news is that there is one on the Master Plan for the future, although that will be a number of years away still.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by a number of excellent early learning centres and preschools. For the most up to date information and to see the quality ratings (assigned by the government) of local kindergarten and preschools please visit mychild.gov.au and explore all their resources.
Your child will have priority access to Gleeson College, St Paul's College and Kildare College (providing enrolment policy conditions are met).
In addition, St Aloysius College, Rostrevor College, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Christian Brothers College (CBC), Nazareth, Loreto College, Saint Ignatius College, Mary MacKillop College and Blackfriars Priory School will also prioritise your enrolment, in compliance with their enrolment criteria.
In recent years, Catholic Education SA has made the move to transition Year 7 students to secondary school settings. For most Catholic primary schools, this transition commenced in 2019.
Since the beginning of 2019, Saint David's School has been offering offer Reception to Year 6 in line with other Catholic primary schools in South Australian and primary schools in other states.
Our school fees are listed on our Fees page, and we are committed to assisting families to access the best Catholic education for their child.
There is always an option for families who have difficulties with fees to speak to the School and apply for remission or School Card. We would encourage you to speak with us if you do need assistance.
All the information you will need about our Uniforms can be found in the About section of our site, including details of the Uniform Shop and how to order.
This is a really common question!
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is a really exciting and engaging area of learning because it is so relevant to every part of our lives.
Science can be found everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously changing and influencing the way that we live. Engineering is the use of mathematics and science in the design of structures, machines, tools and systems and Mathematics can be found across all aspects of life and all occupations from business and technology to sales and trades. By integrating STEM across our system as a core educational focus we are aiming to create a dynamic, hands-on and engaging learning environment which will ignite a passion in our students and increase employment opportunities in the future.
In 2018, we commenced our STEM program across all classes driven by our Director of STEM Education. Throughout 2019, the STEM program has grown to reach all of our classes and now includes a lunch-time STEM club!