What We Do

At Port Elliot we have a number of programs that students can be involved in academically, socially, dramatically and athletically.

Some of these programs include:


KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.

KidsMatter Primary provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.

SAPSASA Sports   

Our PE teacher supports students interested in sport and offers a number of lunchtime sporting activities.  She also runs the schools SAPSASA teams.  For more information about school sport or SAPSASA please click on the Sporting News tab at the top of the page.

Extension activities for students Reception to Year 7

Students who are identified are included in a program. The students in the group work on specific programs designed to extend their skills and knowledge.  High achievers are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in this forum and share with other students.

Premiers Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to encourage students to read and to improve literacy levels. 

The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.

Cows Create Careers

Cows Create Careers is a program run by Dairy Australia for students in years 7 – 11.  Students learn about the dairy industry while caring for calves and working with farmers and dairy industry professionals, such as vets, dairy company field officers, agronomists or cheesemakers.

Students them complete a project related to their learning that includes a movie, newsletter, scientific report and thank you letters.

Readers’ Rap

The Readers’ Rap requires students in year 6/7 to form teams and read up to 2 novels, a picture book and watch a movie.   They then attend a ‘quiz day’ to answer questions about the books.