About our school

Kalangadoo Primary School is a small, community primary school that provides quality teaching and learning within a caring and safe environment.

We are currently a 2-class school which allows for strong connections between our students, parents, staff and wider community. The junior primary class caters for Foundation to year 2, with the middle/upper primary class comprising of years 3 to 6.

Our core values of respect, honesty and inclusion are embedded within our school.

The first known school in Kalangadoo was in a chapel that was built in 1868, with up to 40 children attending at various times. Due to a sharp drop in attendance, the school closed for a period, until it was reopened in 1892. Due to unsafe structural conditions, the school was moved to newly built premises of wood and iron on the corner of Adelaide and George Streets in 1893.

In 1904 a new limestone building was constructed across the road and the school was relocated in the same year, with an extension completed in 1908. In 1966, attendance had risen to 150 pupils, so the present-day site was developed and opened in 1967 to cater for the high number of students.

Kalangadoo is situated approximately 400km from Adelaide and 40km from Mount Gambier.

The Principal is Alison Whibley. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop in or contact us.

Our vision

​​​​Students at Kalangadoo Primary will strive to develop their academic and social learning through perseverance and reflection. By setting goals, they will build on their individual skills to demonstrate growth and, through honesty and inclusion, will show respect as positive citizens.​ ​

Our values

  • Respect – actively listening, using good manners and considering others’ needs.
  • Honesty – honesty, trustworthiness and taking responsibility for our actions.
  • Inclusion – being respectful and inclusive of others, encouraging and helping others.

Our facilities

At Kalangadoo Primary School we are fortunate to have extensive facilities and grounds for our students to learn in and explore. We have our very own wetland which fills with water in winter, as well as a large gymnasium, playground, large ovals, well-resourced library and spacious classrooms.

Technology upgrades have been a recent focus for the school with Smart TVs, as well as upgrades to our WiFi network, laptops and iPads. The school supplies 1:1 devices for students to use during class time.

We have an art/science room where children can hone their creative skills, experiment with ideas and create foods to share with the local community. We also have a multi-purpose room designed for access to technologies and the performing arts, along with a play-based learning room for students to learn, discover and imagine.

The library has an extensive collection of books and videos for researching and enjoyment. This space is used for assemblies, intervention and class learning. There is internet access and an interactive whiteboard for presentations.

In 2022-2023, Kalangadoo Primary School has gone from strength to strength, with an ongoing focus on whole school wellbeing. Students have access to Breakfast Club, and fresh fruit daily and regular visits from our Pastoral Care Worker (PCW) and Mental Health Practitioner. We recently received additional support from the OneFortyOne Community Grants Program which continues to help further progress toward our goals for school improvement. A large mural, outdoor sensory pods and upgrades to our community garden and wetland areas are all exciting new projects for our students and school community.