About our School

Some Fast Facts about St Raphael's School

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  • St Raphael’s, Parkside, South Australia was founded in 1889.
  • Located on Glen Osmond Road in the inner city suburb of Parkside, our school is easily accessible by car and public transport.

  • Our student facilities include a mixture of new and heritage buildings built around a central quadrangle with our modern library, the Loft, and our heritage-listed hall, positioned at the heart of our school.

  • We are a lovely, small, R-7 co-educational primary school with current enrolments sitting at  210 students.
  • We celebrate diversity with our families coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, diverse family groups and diverse economic situations.
  • While 75% of our families have selected Australian as their cultural background, we also have students from Greece, China, Venezuela, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Sudan, Japan, Ireland, Great Britain, New Zealand and South Africa.
  • While the majority of our students come from local areas, we are seeing increasing numbers coming from the Adelaide hills region and further across the greater Adelaide metropolitan area.
  • We offer a number of specialised programs to address the diverse learning needs of our students. We provide programs to target gross motor skills development, social skills, literacy and accelerated learning.
  • We have a Playgroup on site, one morning a week for children 0-4 years who are not attending pre-school along with their parent/carer.
  • Our average class size is 24 students.
  • Extra-curricula sports programs including swimming, athletics, cross country, netball, soccer, football, touch football, cricket and volleyball.
  • We hold an annual School Sports Carnival and are involved in many Inter-school sporting carnivals.
  • We have Reception to Year 5 swimming lessons and aquatics sessions for Years 6 -7.
  • We offer Milo Cricket, Net-Set-Go & AFL AusKick.
  • For the students who are interested in the Arts, we have a School Choir, Rock Band, extensive Instrumental Music Programme and Performing Arts focus.
  • We currently run annual school camps from Year 3.
  • To increase in feelings of belonging our students all have buddy classes.

Find Us

114 Glen Osmond Road, PARKSIDE     ph. (08) 8272 2368     info@raph.catholic.edu.au      www.raph.catholic.edu.au