Aberfoyle Park Campus Preschool - Campus Schools

ABERFOYLE PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL CAMPUS

A unique feature of the Aberfoyle Park Primary School Campus is that there are three (3) schools. Each school has its own Staff and governing body. However, we share facilities and programs. The Shared facilities include an activity hall, resource centre, gymnasium and Campus staff room. Shared programs include Physical Education, Music, Mandarin, Spanish and Resource Based Learning. There is a strong spirit of cooperation and collaboration between the three schools.

The Aberfoyle Park Primary School Campus is adjacent to the Aberfoyle Park Campus Preschool. The concept of the Campus with State Thiele Primary School, (Nativity School R-7) and the Uniting Church System (Pilgrim School R-7) sharing facilities was new to South Australia and probably Australia when it was first developed.

After years of preliminary planning the joint project came to fruition at the beginning of the 1982 school year when the schools admitted their first students. The Shared facilities include an activity hall, resource centre, gymnasium and Campus staff room. Shared programs include Physical Education, Music, and Resource Based Learning. There is a strong spirit of cooperation and collaboration between the three schools. Having the three schools on one site provides the following educational advantages:

  • A degree of choice for parents when deciding what kind of school they want their children to attend.
  • Resources available for all three schools that could not be financed by three separate schools.
  • Sharing staff expertise between the three schools
  • Promoting tolerance and cooperation between the school community of children, parents and staff
The shared schools resources of the Campus community includes:
  • the Central Administration
  • an excellent gymnasium
  • a large staff and community meeting room
  • central resource area
  • activity hall and canteen
  • two ovals
  • hard play areas
  • a large central courtyard
 

The Aberfoyle Park Primary (Campus) Schools can be contacted through the following:

School Contact System Principal
The School of the Nativity ph (08) 8270 3177 Catholic Education Office

Greg Haynes

Pilgrim School ph (08) 8270 3033 Uniting Church

Nigel Bennett

Thiele ph (08) 8270 4222 DECD

Shaun Coghlan