Welcome to Nuriootpa Primary School
Welcome to the Nuriootpa Primary School Website. Thank you for the opportunity to share with you, through these web pages, information about our school. This is a unique school both in the design and its working environment.
The physical shape of our main building is unusual in that it is a round structure which can house up to 12 classes on the outer edges, similar to a wagon wheel, with the resource centre at the hub. Walls on the exterior support the total structure leaving the inside open to all classes. Classes are grouped in clusters of three, allowing staff and students to work together in teams. There are external buildings which are more traditional in structure.
As we are well below our physical capacity we have the luxury of being able to spread classes around the school in areas that suit their particular needs. The older students are housed outside in individual classrooms that are better suited to their needs.
We also have a community centre which is the same shape as the main building and is used for community group and support service meetings and activities. We have a new hall and middle years building which were completed in 2011. The school is a warm, caring, friendly environment, which is exciting and challenging.
As a school community we have identified a purpose which is as follows;
We key into excellence by developing engaged and independent lifelong learners who demonstrate respect and responsibility within our school and the wider community.
We also support our students to demonstrate our values of;
RESPECT - RESPONSIBILITY - EXCELLENCE
The logo is very representative of our school. The shape of the main building and courtyard area is a key – thus the meaning of our logo – KEY INTO EXCELLENCE.
This is interpreted as each of us working towards personal excellence. The design of the building – an open space unit also is reflected strongly in our school culture. We aim to be open in our communication, open to new ideas and open to growth and working closely together to be the best that we can be.
We value highly every person in the school community and feel they all have something to contribute to our school. We work hard to make it a happy safe place to be. We encourage all to take risks, keep their learning relevant, enjoy what they are doing and celebrate their achievements. We feel this is a great school and look for opportunities to share it with others. If you would like more information, please contact us.
Please join us and become partners in learning.