Saddleworth Primary School is a centre of learning
Saddleworth Primary is a school where students demonstrate genuine care for each other and take pride in their learning environment. Academic achievement is frequently above state and similar school averages due to the strong focus on achievement.
Saddleworth is a small rural town situated 110km north of Adelaide in the Gilbert Valley and is part of Clare Valley Council. Saddleworth Primary School is part of the Lower Mid North Partnership in the Gawler 2 Portfolio of schools. The school is central to the local community, with most students living in the town or surrounding farms.
For 2020, there are 49 students enrolled at the school, taught in three classes: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, and Upper Primary. Students who require additional support are well catered for through the implementation of evidence-based intervention programs and the appointment of additional staff in the classroom to assist students when and where it is needed.
An Early Learning Centre is located on the site, which is also supported by families from neighbouring towns. The majority of students enrolled at Saddleworth Primary School transition to Riverton District High School at the end of their primary schooling.
The Australian Curriculum provides the framework for learning programs. Spanish, Visual Arts and Music are taught at the school by specialist teachers. In 2019 students made mosaic tile artworks that are displayed at the local park. Maintaining chicken and vegetable gardens, and utilizing our fully equipped kitchen are features of learning at Saddleworth Primary School.
School Captains are appointed each year as school leaders, ably supported by Sports Captains who play a significant role in the sporting participation and development of all students. A Student Voice is empowered through the Student Representative Council, where there is representation from each year level. Members are voted in each semester, and actively generate new initiatives.