From the first day of Reception, Sunrise primary school families share a close bond with the committed and caring staff, all of whom invest deeply in your child’s wellbeing as they journey through to the completion of Grade 6. The small family setting at Sunrise Fullarton contributes to a safe and positive environment to encourage excellent learning outcomes.
Our staff are passionate about building Christian character in all students. We strive to help your child fulfil their potential academically, emotionally, socially, and physically.
As you come for a tour of our school you will see children engaged in learning, you will see them working quietly with pencil and paper, you will see other children working outside getting hands-on learning in the garden with aspects of nature, there will be children working with different materials to understand a maths concept and you will other children doing practical Science experiments.
We understand that all children learn in different ways
We don’t use just one method of teaching at Sunrise, and we need to use a range of teaching strategies to cater for all the needs of children within the class.
On top of that, each subject has particular teaching strategies that work the best. We integrate technology by using iPads throughout our school, but we also understand and recognise that technology has its place and is not the be-all and end-all of learning and our younger years have a real focus on continuing to learn through pencil and paper. The physical act of handwriting is so important for making connections in the brain.
Our senior students are involved in a variety of leadership opportunities, encouraging younger students in faith and academics. They also learn business skills through a hands-on project to set up their own business, providing products and selling to the school community.
For your convenience, we offer a bus service before and after school. These services run from the school to Mount Barker. For more information regarding the bus route, our policies as well as the fees, please contact us.
If you wish to register your child for the use of the school bus services, then a student participation/commitment form must be completed. This form is available from the front office.
Experiences and Activities
There are some fantastic opportunities for Sunrise Fullarton students to engage in academic, sporting, and artistic events throughout the year including:
- Friday Fun Day (Rec - Grade 2)
- Aquatics Program
- Grandparents Day
- Chaplain Programs
- Kitchen Garden Program
- Swimming Carnival
- Sport's Day
- Festival of Arts
- School Musical
- Auskick Program
- Book Week
- Temple Christian College Visits and
- Special Days (e.g. Remembrance Day).