Years 1-7

Welcome to the Broad Street and New Street communities. These communities house our children who are in Years 1-7. Strong connections to the Nest provide a continuation of learning across all three communities. 

Magpie Groups

Magpie Groups are our home groups for children in Years 1-7. Each Magpie Group is known by its colour: Rose, Purple, Green, Orange, Teal, Blue and Ruby. Children begin and end their day with their Magpie Group, have scheduled times for English and Mathematics and engage in inquiry learning in these groups.


Magpie Groups are formed as Years 1-3, 3-5 and 5-7 within each community. There are also scheduled times when our children work across Years 1-7. There is significant awareness of others, empathy, tolerance, care and respect between students since establishing these groups and have fostered a strong sense of community across the school. Our older students, primarily but not exclusively, bring leadership and mentoring to each group and our younger students bring wonder and enthusiasm.

Our classrooms are designed by staff and children to be welcoming and comfortable spaces. These spaces are low in visual clutter, high in natural light, flexible to encourage collaborative work, and provide a significant amount of choice for children as they engage in their learning.  The site uses a variety of domestic furniture such as dining tables and chairs, couches, coffee tables and cushioned reading nooks.

We adhere to the Australian Curriculum.

Learn more about the way we approach education at Alberton.

We offer languages and soccer as optional extras.

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We acknowledge this land where we play and work is the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual relationship with their country; the land, the creatures, the plants and waterways. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.  We respect their Elders past, present and future.

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Contact Us


Tel: (08) 8447 1924


14 Broad Street,

Queenstown, SA 5014

Department for Education and Child Development T/A South Australian Government Schools CRICOS Provider No. 00018A Last modified 02/02/2019