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Saint David's Parish School

Saint David's Parish School is a co-educational, Catholic primary school for children from Reception to Year 6, located in Tea Tree Gully. The strength of this school lies in the strong focus on curriculum, student wellbeing and its sense of community.

Saint David’s, in partnership with parents, the Catholic Parish and local community, educates and nurtures each child in the Josephite tradition, sharing the mission of Christ within the world today. We provide experiences that enable children to learn about God and to make connections between their faith and life experiences. The religious dimension of our school includes Religious Education lessons, prayer and liturgy, social justice awareness and outreach activities.

STEM is a key focus area at Saint David's with teachers planning engaging and challenging learning experiences with an authentic context.   

A multisensory approach to teaching Mathematics is encouraged with the use of open-ended tasks and concrete apparatus to understand and explain mathematical concepts. 

Students are taught literacy using evidence-based methods to ensure all students succeed in this area. Students are explicitly taught to read and write using a multisensory, structured synthetic phonics approach. When teaching new concepts or skills, teachers use Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI). EDI is a research-based approach for creating and delivering well designed and well taught lessons. Our literacy program includes these 6 key areas: phonological awareness, phonics, oral language, fluency, vocabulary & comprehension. 

The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. In addition, a transition program for four year olds, playgroup and a quality OSHC program are provided at Saint David’s Parish School. 

8360 6300
40 Elizabeth Street, Tea Tree Gully 5091
School Type
Year Levels
Early Year Services
Supported Playgroup (CESA)
Little Scientist Program
Out of School Hours Care
St David's Catholic Church
Governing Authority
Archdiocese of Adelaide