Inquiry-based Learning

The whole school shares an inquiry focus twice per year. This inquiry is integrated within English and Mathematics learning, but also incorporates the Science and Humanities learning areas. Inquiry is an approach that scaffolds children's questioning, their research and exploration, the way in which information is presented and encourages action based on findings. Inquiries vary depending on the group's questions and interests, and also on the curriculum content at the various year levels. Children are natural inquirers, but are supported to develop their skills to help them organise thoughts, learn how to research using a range of primary and secondary sources, how to present data, communicate powerfully, and develop their critical and creative thinking.  See an example.

Social Education

At Alberton we believe in a holistic view of the child, and believe that students are successful learners when they feel balanced, supported, and safe. The purpose of social education time is to provide our children with a support group in a safe environment to explore and develop physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. Teachers also educate our kids on safe practices taught in the “Child Protection Curriculum” so they can live in our world making safe and appropriate choices.

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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