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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 Governing Council. Fees can be paid in instalments and an account will be given to you. Currently the fees are $253 for 2022.  Any queries can be directed to the school Finance Officer.

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

School Card Scheme

The School Card Scheme is administered by the Department for Education and provides financial assistance towards the educational expenses incurred by families at government and non-government schools.  Eligible families will be relieved of the requirement to pay school materials and services charges.

Eligibility for School Card assistance in 2022 is dependent upon the combined family income for the 2020/2021 financial year being within the School Card income limits which are listed on the fact sheet attached to the application form.  2022 School Card forms will be available on 17th January 2022.

The income limits applied to determine eligibility are available at www.sa.gov.au, our school or by contacting the School Card Section on 1800 672 758.

To be considered for School Card assistance, families are required to complete an application online or by returning a School Card Application form to the Front Office at the start of each year.  Further information and applications are available on the sa.gov.au website or from the school office.

The standard ED003A - Income Audit form may either be submitted online or in person at the school.

For any additional information on the School Card Scheme please contact either, the school Finance Officer, Sherrilyn Northcott on 8522 2688, the DfE School Card Section (free call 1800 672 758) or go to www.sa.gov.au.

School Times

  • School commences at 8:45 am.
  • Recess is 10:35 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 library. 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.  This service is run by YMCA. For further details on fees or bookings, please contact Ashlea Freer, who is the Director, on  0499 479 581.

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.



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