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Gawler East Primary SchoolGawler East Primary School

Department for Education and Child Development

School Information

School Zone

Our school has a nominal zone for enrolments and there is a map in the Front Office.

School Fees

The school fees are set each year by the School Council. Fees can be paid in instalments and an account will be given to you. Currently the fees are $235 per year.  Any queries can be directed to the school Finance Officer.

If you feel you would qualify for School Card please contact the school Finance Officer as soon as possible to complete an application form.

The Finance Committee of the School Governing Council prepares the budget for the whole school after submissions from all interested groups.

School Times

  • School commences at 8:45 am.
  • Recess is 10:45 am - 11:05 am.
  • Lunch is 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm.
  • End of the day is 3:05 pm.


The car park in the school grounds is only for staff and delivery vans. Please observe the parking restrictions around the school which have been implemented for the safety of the children. Our neighbours become frustrated if people park across their driveways so please observe their rights. Please do not use the medical centre car park at the Cheek Avenue Shopping Centre or the Childcare Centre/Preschool car park.


The Newsletter is sent home every second Friday (even weeks) with the eldest in the family.

Lost Clothing

Lost clothing is kept in the JP corridor entrance. Unclaimed clothing is given to a charity at the end of each term.

Use of Facilities

Our school encourages the use of facilities by the school community. Our Hall, staffroom and grounds are available for hire. The Hall was provided by the community and we are privileged to enjoy such an excellent asset.

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Our school offers child care before and after school and during vacations - 7.00amà6.00pm.  A management committee controls the organisation which parents are welcome to join. For further details on fees or bookings, please contact Emma Higgins, who is the Director, on  8523 3031.

Support for Children

There are varying degrees of support available for students depending on the level of need.  A close liaison with the local pre-schools means the continuation of support for children is achieved.  Children with special needs may be in several categories; the disability may be intellectual, physical, speech and language, sensory or autistic/asperger disorder.  There are specialists who give us advice about students.  Usually these services can be accessed through school or parent request.  School Psychologists, Speech Therapists and other Support Officers provide assistance to schools and staff.  Students with behavioural problems can be referred for support.  Within the school School Service Officer's (SSOs) provide additional support for students with special needs.


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Contact Us

Gawler East Primary School
Finch Road, Gawler East, SA 5118

Principal: Mr Alec Tibbitts

Phone: (08) 8522 2688
Fax: (08) 8523 0497
Email: dl.1008.info@schools.sa.edu.au