Marni nAa Pudni (Welcome)

Welcome to Kaurna Plains School

Kaurna Plains School is an Aboriginal public school which caters predominantly for Aboriginal students and provides choice for Aboriginal families in regard to
schooling for their children.


Our Environment

At Kaurna Plains Reception to Year 12 School, there exists a genuine cooperative partnership between school and community. The school reinforces and maintains feelings, knowledge and understandings about Aboriginality in order to develop in students a sense of pride, confidence and esteem as Aboriginal people.

Our Philosophy

The school philosophy is of being united to empower students to be culturally strong, confident and successful and to ensure that parents and community members are an active part of the school. The school values are Cooperation, Organisation, Respect, Kindness and Acceptance (C.O.R.K.A.).



Taikurtinna is the Kaurna word for family. In 2008, Kaurna Plains School
received an Artist – in Schools Grant from Carclew Youth Arts to continue work with
artist James (Jimmy) Dodd.

The secondary students were working on the fertile question “What is family?” to inform learning inquiry during Semester 1, 2008. Kaurna language has a rich vocabulary relating to family members. Students felt that family had a wider, deeper meaning inclusive of animals, plants and the land.

Their ideas were translated into this clay tile artwork. This saw great skill development from the early practice tiles to the shared work completed by all year levels.

This artwork is displayed in the conference room at Kaurna Plains School.

A big thank you to the art teachers at Fremont Elizabeth City High who kindly assisted in the firing of the tiles in their kiln and the Stanley family who kindly mounted the mural and placed it safely in the school foyer. It was truly a community effort by everyone involved.
Our School


Landscaping Improvements
During Term 1 2011, Students of Marni Waendi in Conjunction with Tauondi College Horticulture & Landscaping courses have been improving the grounds in front of the new Resource Centre. They have laid pavers, irrigation system and plants and mulch.
Trade Training Centre
We are excited as the completion of the Trade Training Centre has now happened, we are looking forward to when the Trade Training Centre will be in operation. Now complete we also have access to our wetlands again.
Resource Centre
Staff and Students are very excitied at our new Resource Centre that was funded under the Federal Government’s Building Education Revolution scheme. The Resource Centre is now equipt with computers and IWB.
The students have enjoyed the new playground on the oval, this was made possible by a grant recieved from the Department of Health and Aging. It is designed as a fitness track with equipment pieces set in a circuit. Besides playtime it is of great use to teachers during fitness sessions and also as part of our PE curriculum.

Bright Students

Kilometres from CBD

Dedicated Staff


Get In Touch

Location: 83 Ridley Road, Elizabeth, SA, 5112

Principal: Ms Angela Walkuski

Telephone: (08) 82524419

Fax: (08) 8252 3482



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