Our School - Mainstream

Trinity Gardens School is a reception to year 7 school. The school has continually been growing steadily each year. Class arrangements across the school vary, including multi-age composite classes and single year level classes both in the Steiner and Mainstream of education within the school.

School Zone

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School Times


School begins at 8.45 am when children enter their classrooms.

11.00 am Recess

11.20 am Recess ends

1.30 pm Lunch begins

2.00 pm Lunch ends

3.00 pm School dismisses

Staff will be on duty from 8.25 am, during recess and lunch breaks and after school until 3.20 pm.

Class Arrangement

Changes to when children can start preschool were introduced in South Australia from 2014. All children will start preschool and school on the same day, the first day of Term 1. This brings South Australia into line with all other states and will ensure that all children receive four terms of preschool and four terms of reception.


From 1 January to 30 April - Children can start preschool Term 1 of the year they turn 4 and start school Term 1 of the year they turn 5.


From 1 May to 31 December children can start preschool Term 1 of the year after they turn 4 and start school Term 1 the year after they turn 5.


Classes across the school may be composite. Multi-age grouping is one strategy that supports teachers in providing quality education for students.


Multi-age groups provide opportunities for children to:


·         work together and learn from each other.

·         work at their own rate, experience success and acknowledge the success of others.

·         accept, value and care for others as individuals.

·         be in the same class as other members of the family group

·         foster a ‘sense of community’ as they share the responsibility for learning.

·         stay with the same class teacher over a number of years enabling teachers to develop a realistic and detailed understanding of each child, their ability and their potential.

This way of organising classes assists schools by:


·         providing more options for placing children and teachers

·         allowing junior primary classes to begin the year with a small group of children and admit reception children throughout the year

·         providing flexibility in class structures to provide for needs of individual children and identified groups enabling even class sizes and even distribution of boys and girls across classes.

·         building long term relationships between teacher, child and parents when children stay with the same class teacher over a number of years.


There is flexibility across the school for older students to work with younger students (buddy classes), and for students to be extended through programs such as: Higher Order Thinking Skills, WRAP - Writing & reading Assistance Program and Negotiated Curriculum. The students also participate in Student Action Teams that meet regularly to co-ordinate ways to improve our school and environment. The students are also pit into a House team when they enrol in the school.


A newsletter is electronically fortnightly, in the odd weeks of term. Class teachers also print a regular newsletter. Please also remember to check the noticeboards outside your child/ren’s classroom/s for further information about upcoming community events.

Accessing the school online is available this website, for parents/caregivers and parent portal is availalbe via the skoolbag app - skoolbag.com.au

Reporting Student Achievement: The school reports on students’ progress throughout the year in a variety of ways:

    Aquaintance Night at beginning of Term 1

    Term 1 – 3 way conferences between Teacher/Parent/Student

    Term 2 – Written report which is included in the student’s report folder.

    Term 3 – 3 way conferences

    Term 4 – Written report on academic progress.

Parent Involvement

Parents are welcome to participate in school programmes through Governing Council, the Learning Assistance Programme, sports coaching, classroom assistance, coordination programmes, grounds development, workshops and information sessions, fundraising activities, social events.

The School Governing Council meets twice each term, and meetings are open to all interested parents. Council committees meet regularly between Council meetings