Our school is uniquely structured around three communities of learners: The Nest, Broad Street and New Street.
The Nest is a combined Preschool and Reception group, with adapted principles of Reggio Emilia at its core. The Nest uses a project approach and all students belong to a homegroup, with a teacher and co-educator to ensure their specific needs are met. There are three home groups within the Nest and a large award-winning outdoor learning environment for children to explore.
Broad Street and New Street are communities of learners from Years 1-7. Our classes, known as Magpie Groups, are composite classes of either Early Years 1-3, Middle Primary 3-5, or Upper Primary 5-7. Learning is guided by an inquiry framework that gives opportunities for children to connect with our school’s wonderful learning environments, the local community and their wider world. The Year 1-7 timetable balances English and Mathematics times with whole school fitness and Discovery time on four days of the week; find out more details of these times.
Our educators all work in a team-teaching scenario where ongoing communication, good planning, and clear commitment have contributed to the building of a highly supportive and welcoming team.
Alberton has a very long history and in 2017 we celebrated our 125th year. Read more about our history.
Andrew Plastow, Principal
Andrew is a passionate leader and has been at Alberton since 2004. Drawing on his heritage, Andrew brings ideas from indigenous knowledges to education and Alberton's strategic vision. This includes a holistic approach and emphasis on relationships with both people and environments.
Andrew sees children as valuable citizens and works tirelessly to provide the very best education for each and every child. He also believes in investing in teachers to extend and develop their capabilities, interests and love of teaching.
Andrew currently has both of his children enrolled at the school.