Wirrabara R-7 Primary School is a small school in South Australia's mid-north, set on a hill overlooking the Wirrabara Forest. There are commercial orchards near the forest and much of the surrounding land is used for farming.
Our vision for the school is of parents, staff and students working together to achieve the best outcomes for all students, through developing self-confidence and a love for learning, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and focusing on essential skills. The students are sports orientated within their local community and are generally quite happy and sociable. A family atmosphere is established within the school, with all students playing together at times.
A whole school camp is held every two years. The school has a strong teaching and learning focus on literacy and numeracy. Playgroup is on Tuesdays. Enterprise education occurs within the school especially through making preserves in the kitchen for sale at the Wirrabara Producers Market.
In 2010 the school became a part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program in Round 2 of the national program. See our Kitchen Garden page for more information.