Sturt Street Community School is a unique Birth to Year 6 campus located in the South West area of Adelaide’s CBD. Established in 1883, the school caters to families residing in the CBD and is also a preferred choice for families from 40 suburbs across Adelaide, subject to availability.
The school’s heritage building was refurbished and reopened in 2004 as a centre of excellence in childcare, preschool, and school education, making it the first government school in South Australia to cater to children from Birth to Year 6. While siblings and CBD residents have priority, parents who work or study in the CBD may also enrol their children if vacancies remain.
The school takes pride in its cultural diversity, as children from over 29 cultural backgrounds study here. The school’s core values of respect, integration, diversity, and excellence govern all interactions and learning programs.
In 2011, the school was designated as a Children’s Centre for Early Childhood Development, with a dedicated Community Development Coordinator to support early childhood development and parenting programs. This initiative has led to stronger community partnerships with the Adelaide City Council and other early childhood services within the city.
Sturt Street Community School’s strong ties to the community create a family-like atmosphere. The learning areas are designed to facilitate a seamless transition for children from the Early Learning Centre to Preschool, School, and Out of School Hours Care. The school also offers an International Student Program and is used by a language school on weekends, emphasizing its commitment to excellence and innovation.
Sturt Street Community School combines its proud history with modern facilities and a contemporary curriculum. It is dedicated to working with parents, caregivers, and the wider community to achieve its mission of providing the best possible education to its students.