About Us

Situated less than 2km from Kadina’s main shopping area Wallaroo Mines Primary School is certainly worth a visit. Originally established in 1876 it was Kadina’s first primary school. Following a proud 90 year tradition the school was relocated in 1966 to the current, quiet Lipson Ave site where it continues to provide an excellent standard of education for R-7 students from Kadina and the surrounding community.


A small school with many features Wallaroo Mines Primary School offers:

  • Quality learning programs including Literacy and Numeracy support and a model of Learner Intervention that supports ALL of our students.
  • Whole School agreements for the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Access to a wide range of digital learning experiences including iPads, MacBooks, Windows based devices and a wireless network ensuring access anywhere and anytime. A ratio of one portable device for every students. In a world where IT is an essential skill for all students, no matter their future career path, 1 to 1 devices in schools are not only engaging, but an important way to build students’ work readiness.
  • Fully fenced grounds.
  • School gymnasium.
  • Ample parking.
  • School funded bus providing pick up and drop off to the centre of Kadina each day.
  • Fridges in every classroom.
  • The personal touch that can only be found in a small school! All of our staff know all of our students and our involvement in the Better Buddies program helps promote positive relationships between our younger and older students.

So, if you are moving to Kadina or perhaps you already live here, Wallaroo Mines Primary School is certainly worth considering for your child’s education. Contact the school to make an appointment to talk with the Principal and have a school tour. We look forward to meeting you.

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The Copper Coast

Our community is a wonderful tourist destination comprising Kadina, Wallaroo Mines, Wallaroo and Moonta, known as the Copper Coast. Situated at the top of Yorke Peninsula we have easy access to Adelaide, Clare and Barossa Valleys, Flinders Ranges and Eyre Peninsula.

The historical town of Kadina has beautiful beaches, museums, community library, sporting facilities, B&Bs, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and much more. We are part of the District Council of the Copper Coast and our neighboring towns of Wallaroo and Moonta also have a range of facilities for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Every two years our region celebrates our Cornish mining history with a major festival, the Kernewek Lowender. For more information about the festival, please visit http://www.kernewek.org/ 

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