“Our vision is to become an exemplary, interdependent and compassionate learning community, where expectations are high and achievements extraordinary.”

Welcome to Athelstone School

To learn is to grow…

Athelstone School is located in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges between the River Torrens in the north and the Black Hill / Morialta Conservation Parks in the south. Our school has very strong links to the community.

It is the mission of our school to create a safe and challenging environment, where all learners have the opportunity to develop high order skills and develop the knowledge, deep understandings and personal qualities necessary to flourish and succeed in life and work in the 21st century.

Athelstone School is committed to providing quality teaching and positive learning outcomes for all students. The students will engage in the curriculum and programs, which will enhance their growth as individuals and allow them to achieve their highest potential.

In providing a supportive teaching environment we are committed to:
• a relevant, purposeful and balanced curriculum
• a harassment free environment
• working collaboratively with parents and students
• the principles of social justice
• democratic decision making


Being my best at all times


Being a great role model and making good choices


Being kind to myself, others and the environment


Being honest and standing up for what I believe

Recent News & Events

Gala Night

Gala Night was a huge success.  The night was a showcase of the amazing talents of our students.  Thank you to our Choir Trainer Sharon Raymond, Band Leader Vanessa Saba and our other instrumental music teachers, Terry Snow, Adrian Hookway and Pete Barter.  Gala Night...

ABODA Band Festival

Congratulations to the band who were once again awarded a ‘Silver’ at the 2017 ABODA festival.  This is a substantial achievement considering that every year the band losses many experienced players as they head off to high school.  This year our band comprises many...

School Football News

Our Year 1/2/3 team members (including 3 girls) showed great improvement this season. To round out the season, a fun day was hosted by the SANFL  for the players.  Many thanks go to our 4 wonderful coaches – most of whom were new to the role – and of course our...