Welcome

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A sincere and warm welcome to the community of Blackfriars Priory School.

Blackfriars Priory School is an independent catholic school delivering excellence in the education of boys from Reception to Year 12. Our Early Learning Centre (ELC) is co-educational and provides learning and social interaction in a nurturing environment based on the Reggio Emilia model of play, curiosity and discovery.

Education at Blackfriars Priory School engages the whole person and is founded on the unique Dominican tradition and Four Pillars of Prayer, Study, Community and Service. We educate our students with an understanding of the spiritual as well as the intellectual, physical and social aspects of their lives. We work in collaboration with our families, recognising that parents are the first educators of their children, working together to develop young people of integrity, faith and character who positively contribute to society.

Partnership with parents is vital and educational research strongly supports a close relationship between parents, students and the school to ensure the best educational outcomes for students.  At Blackfriars Priory School parents are encouraged to participate in the life of our school through engagement with our online learning portal (SEQTA), frequent and regular contact with teachers, involvement in our diverse co-curricular program as well as support and involvement in the broader school environment such as Governance, attendance at community events and membership of the Parents and Friends.

Our School is situated on 10 acres in the suburb of Prospect, adjacent to the Northern Parklands and close to the City of Adelaide. Our secure site incorporates excellent facilities including spacious ELC and Primary Years Precinct with Educational Playground. Our constructivist philosophy of education is reflected in the design of our learning spaces such as the Library, Chapel, modern general learning areas and specialist rooms for Technology, Art, Music and Drama as well as generous grounds.

We are a diverse, multicultural school and we welcome students from overseas who wish to study in Australia. Currently, we have students from Vietnam, China, Korea and Indonesia. Our International, home-stay program adds an extra dimension of global focus to our school enabling all students to see beyond boundaries; to form lasting friendships and develop an international view of the world and awaken the potential that it holds.

Families of other faith traditions and families who share our values as expressed in our Mission and Vision are most welcome to apply for enrolment.

I encourage you to view our website and contact our school for further information and enrolment details.

Mr Simon Cobiac
Principal