Welcome to Colonel Light Gardens Primary School

Welcome to the Colonel Light Gardens website and our wonderful school community. I truly believe that ‘CLG is a great place to be’, with amazing staff committed to making a difference. The school works relentlessly to ensure we provide an engaging learning and teaching program catering for the needs of contemporary learners. We provide a holistic approach with clear expectations and benchmarks especially for literacy and numeracy achievement.

Colonel Light Gardens is an historic suburb situated just south of the Adelaide CBD. The campus is located adjacent to the beautiful surrounds of Mortlock Park and features a mix of modern and historic buildings named after key local identities associated with the early history of the suburb.

The school currently has an enrolment of around 679 students which is at capacity. Interest in our school continues to be strong due to its proud reputation, pleasing academic results and a vast array of opportunities and programs. A ‘zone of right’ is currently in place to ensure the access rights of families living within the defined school zone. Each year we do accept some students in Reception from ‘out of zone’ to maintain our 5 Reception classes.

We highly value our relationship with our school community and go above and beyond to connect, inform and seek ongoing feedback from all of our stakeholders. Our parents and other community members take great pride and interest in our school. The Governing Council is passionate and highly motivated to ensure the ongoing success of the school through a desire to fully support the teaching staff and various curriculum programs and vast array of extra-curricula opportunities.

Our school culture and ethos is underpinned by a set of enduring values and expert learner qualities that have been shaped by the community. These are evident in all that we undertake as a school. We have high expectations regarding attitude, work ethic, taking pride in our dress code and behaving appropriately. We challenge every student to be their best and celebrate their success.

We believe that a lifelong learning begins in the early years of schooling through the fostering of an inquiring mind, positivity, confidence and resilience. Our students engage in inquiry learning processes to help them become responsible and active global citizens.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum from Reception to Year 7 with a tireless emphasis on literacy and numeracy. We also have curriculum specialists in performing arts, Japanese, visual arts, physical education and information literacies.

I value the personal approach, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I am here to help.

Kind regards

Rick Bennallack


0412 261 231

Rick Bennallack, Principal