About Roseworthy Primary School

Roseworthy Primary School is located 6km north of Gawler, South Australia.

Reception to Year 6 students from the town and surrounding district are enrolled at the school. We have 4 main buildings, a large play area and an oval that is also accessed by the members of the local community outside of school hours.

The core business of Roseworthy Primary School is to provide quality teaching and learning in the 8 areas of the Australian Curriculum in a caring and supportive environment. There is a strong community atmosphere and parent support of class and school activities which is a feature of the school culture. This culture reflects the schools motto of "Together We Learn, Together We Grow" and our values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility and Excellence.

Roseworthy Primary was first established in 1863 on the current school site and began with an enrolment of 23 students. In 1904 the school became a public school and in 1927 a brick school building was erected in the south eastern corner of the block. It was demolished in 2000 to allow for future development.

In 2011, a 5.5 million dollar redevelopment of the Roseworthy school site, funded by the South Australian and Federal Governments was completed.

In 2023 Roseworthy Primary School celebrated 160 years of education.

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School Information

At Roseworthy Primary School, we are pleased to provide:

  • A community atmosphere where staff know all students
  • A learning focus on student wellbeing - academic, social and emotional
  • Transition programs for students moving from preschool to primary school and from primary school to high school
  • AUSLAN taught via Open Access College and within classrooms
  • Modern technologies throughout the site
  • Annual sports day
  • Annual school concert
  • School assemblies and acknowledgement of student achievement
  • An active student voice (SRC)
  • Active participation by parents in school activities
  • Excursions and camps
  • Involvement in programs through the 'Sun Smart', 'Asthma Friendly' and 'Safety Assist' schools
  • Swimming / Aquatics in term 1 and student participation in SAPSASA teams
  • Outside School Hours Care
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Bushfire Safety Information

While we are not in a High Bush Fire risk area, local fires in recent years have required us to implement processes to ensure that students, parents and staff have a clear understanding of steps to take if an event occurs again in the area.

Some important information for parents to be aware of:

  • If a High Level Alert occurs parents are NOT required to collect students. We will care for them until you are able to collect them safely as you may not be able to travel through closed road areas affected by a fire.
  • If a High Level Alert occurs students are NOT allowed to walk home without a parent or nominated carer.
  • When collecting students from the school during a fire event they must be signed out from the front office prior to collection from class.
  • If someone else is collecting your child on your behalf please contact the school to advise the name of the person who will be collecting your child AND they will also need to sign them out through the front office prior to collecting your child.
  • The school has a duty of care to all students until they are signed out and accounted for.

This is to ensure that all children as a priority are kept safe at all times (this is necessary for a variety of reasons, including: continuous emergency vehicles in the local area, unfamiliar and unknown visitors in the area during such events, no guarantee that parents / caregivers will not have been impacted by a fire and finally the significant physical health risks children may be exposed to through poor air quality in the event of a fire).

Please note that if a child is not collected at the end of the day we will begin to contact families as soon as possible. However, this will always be delayed until we have ensured that all children remaining have been collected from each class and then accounted for in the Front Office.

We will endeavour to provide updates to families through Audiri while this process is occurring.

In addition to this information, please also see Alert SA, as well as our Emergency Management Plan here.

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Medication Procedures

Short Term Medications including Antibiotics and Over-the-Counter Medications

Any medication (including Panadol, Nurofen etc) must come in original pharmacy packaging and be accompanied by a Medication Agreement Form completed and signed by a doctor or pharmacist and signed by parent/guardian which matches the pharmacy label and must include the following:
  • Name of child
  • Medication name (generic name eg paracetamol not Panadol)
  • Dose
  • Strength
  • Administration time
Please Note:
  • Staff cannot administer eye drops/creams or topical medications.
  • Medication must be handed to the front office at the beginning of the day, adult to adult.
  • Medication will be administered by a staff member at the required time and recorded on a Medication Log.
  • The first dose of any medication should not be taken at school; the child should be supervised by the family or health professional in case of an allergic reaction.

Asthma Plans

Students with asthma who require medication to be held at school will need to have the following completed by their medical practitioner and a parent/guardian:

Long Term Medications

For students who require longer term medications, please contact our Front Office for more information and relevant forms.

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Roseworthy Primary School is proud to partner with Happy Haven OSHC to provide an Out of School Hours Care service for our school community.

If your children require care or you require information, please contact Happy Haven OSHC on 8155 5444 or go to their website by clicking here!

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Planning and Reporting

Please note that these documents are in .pdf format; you will need a pdf reader such as Acrobat Reader to view these files.

Our Annual Report is available for download from here.

Our Context Statement is available for download from here.

Our Site Improvement Plan is available for download from here.

Our Emergency Management Plan is available for download from here.

Our External Review report is available for download from here.

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Feedback and Complaints

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Feedback and complaints about a school or preschool

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Contact Us

Principal: Liam Whitwell

Street and Postal Address: Gartrell Street, Roseworthy
South Australia 5371

Business Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm during the school term

Phone: 08 85248032

Fax: 08 85248254

Partnership: Goyder and Light

Email: dl.0387_info@schools.sa.edu.au