Ungarra Primary School

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    2019 Annual Report 2164.21KB Adobe PDF
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    2017 External School Review Final Report 398.54KB Adobe PDF
    2017 Annual Report 257.92KB Adobe PDF
    2020 Grievance Procedures 559.45KB Adobe PDF
    Raising a complaint with DECD 322.85KB Adobe PDF
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    Bushfire Policy 55.15KB Adobe PDF
    DECD Bushfire Brochure 648.92KB Adobe PDF
    Emergency Management Plan 2020 615.35KB Adobe PDF
    Sun Smart Policy 69.97KB Adobe PDF
    Site Improvement Plan 2016 128.35KB Adobe PDF
    Site Improvement Plan 2017 127.61KB Adobe PDF
    2020 Anti Bullying Policy 680.56KB Adobe PDF
    Assessment and Reporting Policy 96.97KB Adobe PDF
    Bus Policy 85.69KB Adobe PDF
    Attendance Policy 87.00KB Adobe PDF
    School Values 26.15KB Adobe PDF
    2017 Behavior Policy 143.56KB Adobe PDF

    School Setting

    Ungarra Primary School is a small, vibrant rural school located among broad acre farming properties 80km north of Port Lincoln.  At Ungarra Primary School we pride ourselves on being able to cater for the individual needs of our students via small class sizes and well-resourced classrooms.  The school is typically divided into two classes; R-3 and 4-7.  Teachers in these classrooms provide quality differentiation for the varied needs of all learners.   

    At Ungarra Primary School we have strong focus on both literacy and numeracy.  We offer our students a learning program that provides intellectual stretch for all learners.  Our curriculum is complemented with STEM and The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

    Transition from Kindergarten

    Children will transition to school in Term Four prior to them starting school.  We have a strong connection with the Tumby Bay Kindergarten and our transition program is highly successful every year. 

    Materials and Services Charge

    School fees have been set at approximately $141 per year and cover a range of items such as stationery, classroom consumables
    and classroom resources.

    Governing Council

    The Ungarra Primary School Governing
    Council holds meetings regularly. All parents are encouraged to attend the meetings.

    School Times

    Start of School: 9.00 a.m.

    Recess: 11.00 a.m. - 11.25 a.m.

    Lunch: 1.00 p.m. - 1.45 p.m.

    Dismissal: 3.30 p.m.

    Dismissal on the last day of each
    term, or the Thursday prior to Easter
    is at 2.30 p.m. The school bus run is
    adjusted accordingly. 


    At Ungarra Primary school we promote healthy eating and encourage parents
    to pack healthy lunches. As there is no
    canteen or shop we provide a healthy
    lunch on Monday.   Students also cook their own lunch in Kitchen lesson once a week with produce from our garden.

    Swimming Lessons

    Each year the school conducts a Learn to Swim program at the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre. These sessions usually occur in term 2 and are run by qualified swimming instructors.

2019 Context Statement

Ungarra Primary School is a small, vibrant R-7 rural school located 80 kilometers north of Port Lincoln.  We currently have 40 students enrolled at Ungarra Primary School.  Our enrolment figures have been increasing over the past three years.   Our school is split into two classes; Foundation – Year 3 and Year 4 – Year 7.   

At Ungarra Primary School we have three teachers and five School Service Officer (SSO’s) who are all dedicated to providing our students with the quality teaching and learning in a safe and supportive environment.  We work together to pursue excellence and ensure our students are striving to achieve their best.

We have a strong Literacy and Numeracy focus at Ungarra Primary School and our curriculum delivery is supported with programs such as STEM and The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.  To support our strong Literacy and Numeracy focus students are split into 3 classes until recess.  We offer our students a learning program that provides intellectual stretch for learners.

Ungarra Primary school has strong community connections beginning in our onsite Playcentre.  The school provides many opportunities for student engagement across the Eyre Peninsula these include but are not limited to sport, camps and arts events.

Students at Ungarra Primary School are strongly supported by an active Parents and Friends and Governing Councill.  95% of students travel to school by a DECD bus from surrounding farms.

Our school values are Respect, Achievement, Integrity and Resilience.      


School Uniform

All students wear a royal blue polo top with either black, navy or grey
pants or shorts.  A royal polar fleece jumper or jacket is also available to order through the school. 

School Bus

Those children using the bus to travel to and from school are to behave
in a manner as directed by the driver. Parents are requested to have
their children at the bus stop, ready to board the bus at the given time.  Please see the School Bus Policy for further details. 

Due to the number of families and stops it may not be possible for the
bus to wait beyond the given pick up time.

If there are any variations in your child's travel, let either the bus driver know (Channel 16 UHF), or telephone the school.

Hat Policy

During terms 1, 3 and 4 children are to wear a hat whenever they are
outside.  This includes lunch and recess play and P.E lessons.  If they do not
have a hat they are to remain in the shade during these periods.  Please see our Sun Smart policy for further details. 

Beach Sports Day

Towards the end of term 1 Ungarra Primary School participates in the
annual Beach Sports Day at Port Neill. All events are held on the beach
near the jetty area.

Students compete in a variety of team, partner and individual activities against students in their own age group. The day concludes around
1:00pm and is a highlight each year. 

Tabloid Sports Day

Tabloid Sports Day is held in term 3 each year at the host school (Poonindie or Ungarra).  Poonindie, Ungarra and Port Neill Primary School are all involved in the day.  Students compete in a variety of traditional events that involve skills of running, throwing, catching and jumping.

Religious Education

Religious Education lessons are provided each term by volunteers. These lessons usually run for approximately one hour and are not biased towards any one denomination.

Religious Education is not compulsory and parents may request to have their child exempted from these lessons through negotiation with the school principal. Please contact the school if you would like further information.


Each class has one designated library lesson per week, generally on a Monday. Books can be borrowed and returned during this lesson. Students also participate in library learning which has a strong emphasis on literacy based learning experiences.  Library books can be borrowed for one week at a time. A library bag is recommended so that books can be protected. 

Music Programs

The school is able to provide instrumental music instruction for years 3 - 7 .

Please note that due to the demand placed upon the instrumental teachers, children must be committed to practice and learn at a reasonable rate or they may be withdrawn from the program. The school has a piano which is used for lessons but having a piano at home would be an advantage for students.

School Concert

At the end of the school year the school holds its Annual Concert. The Concert is held at night and involves all children, who perform various items.  This is a major highlight every year and is a fabulous way to end the year. 

On the evening, awards and presentations are presented to students.  The Rowan Ramsey Community Award is also presented at the School Concert. 


The school is affiliated with the South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association and children in years six and seven have the opportunity to represent Lower Eyre Peninsula in the S.A.P.S.A.S.A. competition in a wide variety of sports. The school has an excellent record in S.A.P.S.A.S.A. with many students representing the school in a variety of sports over
the years.  S.A.P.S.A.S.A events include football, netball, soccer, tennis, horse riding and athletics days.