Swallowcliffe P-7 is a growing Northern Adelaide, Metro Primary School. Special features of the site include two Junior Primary and one Primary special class, on-site Preschool and on-site, outsourced OSHC. The school is located in Daveron Park, Elizabeth.

The school commenced an exciting phase of its history this year with the appointment of the Principal for a 7-year tenure and subsequent engagement of a leadership team whose roles further reflect long term commitment to leadership of the newly developed Site Improvement foci, of Literacy, Numeracy, Dispositions for Learning and Early years.

Plans to reflect long term commitment, whole school common practice and stability for the Swallowcliffe teaching and learning community, are being replicated further through on-going engagement of permanent teaching positions.

Our staff are committed to our mission statement of ‘empowering learners to realise and optimise, their full learning potential’ and we believe we can achieve this through whole school focus on our values of honesty, respect and achievement and through a strong focus on school pride and the development of students’ abilities and language to foster individual, positive growth mindsets.

Working in a positive way with our families and community members is key to Learner achievement and is an on-going focus for the future. We have an active Governing Council and Parent Group who support us in making Swallowcliffe a community that values and respects individuals and embraces diversity.


Hi everyone, in Science, we do lots of exciting investigations and experiments, as well as learning about different science skills along the way. We have visitors from different fields of Science come to share their experiences and show how Science can open up many different paths for learning and careers.

We’re also learning how to think critically and work together to solve problems. These are linked to real-world situations, which could be related to our local area, the country, or globally.

Science is in our everywhere, and being used every day, by everybody. Having a sound knowledge and understanding of this area, we can use it to positively impact on our community and the world.

 – Dina Phan, aka “Miss Science”.

Physical Education

At Swallowcliffe PS we recognise Health and PE as an integral and highly valued part of the Australian Curriculum we teach.  Health and PE teaches students how to enhance their own health, safety and wellbeing.  We aim to empower students to develop the knowledge and skills to strengthen their sense of self, build and manage positive relationships and to help in the acquisition of movement skills which will enable them to participate in a range of physical activities.

Healthy, active living benefits individuals and society in many ways. As a result we help foster a life-long love for sports by offering students the opportunity  to participate in various SAPSASA events, our Saturday morning school football teams as well as PE lessons.  These opportunities help students learn about and practice team-work, develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship as well as simply having fun with their friends.

Through teaching Health and PE we at Swallowcliffe school we aim to help our students become resilient and to make healthy lifestyle decisions which they will benefit from through their entire life.


Selamat Siang

This term in Indonesian we are learning about all the different parts of the body.

The students had a great time learning about animals last term.

Here are some fantastic bodies that Room 23 created.

Below are some simple greetings for you to say with your children.

Selamat Pagee: Good Morning

Selamat Siang: Good Afternoon

Apa Kabar?: How Are You?

Baik Baik Saja: I’m fine

Terima kasih!: Thank You!

– Indonesian Language

Children’s University Australia

Swallowcliffe has been involved in this program since 2013, which has had very positive impacts on the learning of our students. The program is aimed at motivating and encouraging students to pursue further learning. Activities and Learning Destinations are all linked to areas of study students could pursue at a tertiary level.

CUA demonstrates how learning can take place outside of the classroom, and shows how the skills we are learning in class are linked to these other areas. Students have the opportunity to attend excursions and visit Learning Destinations such as WOMADelaide, University of Adelaide, the zoo, museum, and botanic gardens. At Swallowcliffe, we run a number of after-school activities, which have included Science, Paper Planes, Drama, Dance, ICT, Cooking, and Craft.

Through CUA, students develop positive learning habits and skills, and can interact with, and create lasting friendships with students from all year levels and classes.

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