History and Governance

Our School History

Calvary Lutheran Primary School was established in 1983 as an initiative of the Calvary Lutheran Congregation of Morphett Vale in recognition of the need for Christian education in the southern region. Initial enrolments comprised of 36 students and 3 teaching staff, all in just 2 transportable buildings purchased second-hand.

In 1988, the current library, multipurpose room, toilets and 5 classrooms were built. This was followed by replacing the temporary staffroom with a fully-functional administration/staffroom building.

In 1992 Calvary had grown to a single streamed Reception to Year 7 School with 200 students.

During 2010, Calvary established its first Digital Technologies suite consisting of 30 Mac computers and a server room combined with computer and printer facilities in all classrooms and the library. The school’s computing ability grew with the construction of the second ICT suite as result from the Federal Government’s BER scheme.

Calvary currently has moved to a portable and connected model for Digital Technologies with the introduction of a 1:1 iPad program for Years 4 to 6 in 2022, and has 1:2 ipads available for Foundation to Year 3 student use.

Since 2010 the school has continued to grow and in 2015 undertook a building project to develop a Junior Primary Learning Community. This was partly funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Block Grant Authority and has provided the school with state of the art, agile learning spaces for our youngest learners.

Calvary currently has 10 classes from Foundation to Year 6 and continues to maintain strong parent and community support.

School Ownership and Governance

Calvary Lutheran Primary School is owned, governed and controlled by Calvary Lutheran Congregation, Morphett Vale. Our School is an agency of one congregation. The School Council acts on the congregation’s behalf, holding two meetings per term.

The School derives its financial support from tuition fees from parents, Commonwealth and State Government funding and general donations.

Future growth and development of the school is directed through the implementation of the strategic plan which is developed as a co-operative between parents, caregivers, staff and the school council. As the plan sees fulfilment of its objectives, it is reviewed and reshaped to give the school community a clear and defined direction.

Guidance and direction for the Schools’ staff, administration and council is provided through its statements, aims and objectives. These have been developed since the inception of the School and have become a stable and mature foundation.

School Performance Report

As part of our funding agreement with the Australian Government, we are required to ensure that specific “School Performance Information” is made publicly available to the school community.

This information is provided to the school community in other forms such as newsletters, the web site throughout the year and the Annual Principal’s Report. The following downloadable document is a consolidated version of this information under the headings specified by the Australian Government.