Welcome to Port Elliot Primary School

History Of Port Elliot Primary School

Port Elliot Primary School has served the south eastern Fleurieu Peninsula since 1853. We have a strong community focus - parents and caregivers play an active role within the school, through classroom support, library and sporting programs.

In 2007, the school and co-located kindergarten moved to a new site adjacent the Port Elliot Showgrounds. The school enjoys joint use of the showground's oval. Enrolments at the school, which caters from Reception-Year 7, have nearly tripled since 1991, in-line with a general growth of activity in the local area.

Our Values:        Community    Confidence   Respect

School Priorities

  • high quality instruction,
  • engagement success and resilence.
  • early years, literacy, numeracy and wellbeing.

Educational Features

Physical Education, Arts and Indonesian are specialist subjects offered at Port Elliot Primary, and the school participates in an Aboriginal Cultural Exchange Program with Murputja Anangu School. Innovation and positive mindset through inquiry. Physical activity and participation for all students is a key priority of the school.  SAPSASA events, interschool surfing and specialist Physical Education lessons are offered.

The school has an active Student Representative Council, with students influencing decisions and school activities. The school uses restorative practices and has an active buddy program partly supported by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation 'Buddy Bears' program.  The school is a Kidsmatter school.  Kidsmatter Primary is a mental health and well-being framework for primary schools.


Port Elliot Primary School Catchment Area.

As of January 1st 2018 Port Elliot Primary School is implementing a catchment area. Students who live with this catchment will be given first priority to enrolling at Port Elliot Primary School. Please click on the link to see if your current address is within this catchment  area before making an appointment for an enrolment meeting.


Please note that this is the same catchment used by preschools on the Fleurieu Peninsula.


'Raising a complaint with DECD' brochure 

If for some reason you wish to raise a complaint with DECD then click the link above: