History / Heritage
Upper Sturt Primary school was founded in 1878.
We acknowledge Upper Sturt Primary School is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.
We have a section of our bushland which falls under a heritage protection listing. This site has become an extremely valuable resource for children’s learning. Students are able to utilize the benefits of hands-on access to and research of native orchids, fungi, local plants and trees, etc. Part of developing the Bush Village will include a re-vegetation of the area which was previously the oval. We work closely with Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group (SURLG) in maintaining the very special heritage scrub.