East Adelaide SchoolEast Adelaide School

Extra-Curricular Activities


East Adelaide has a long history of entering teams in the DebatingSA schools competition. Students who debate learn many skills which they take with them into high school. Debating increases confidence in public speaking and assists students to organise coherent essays in every subject area. Students in primary debating learn about:

  1. Analysis of topics
  2. Brainstorming and organising arguments
  3. Use of evidence and statistics
  4. Fallacies
  5. Listening and responding: effective rebuttal techniques.

Students who debate commit to working with their team to prepare and deliver 5 debates over Term 2 and 3 against other schools at Pulteney Grammar on Tuesdays in the early evening.

Instrumental Music

Private Tutor

Parents can arrange tuition for interested students through private music teachers, during school time and after school, between the hours of 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

Parents pay for either individual or group tuition. Details are available from the school office.

Tuition is available in:

  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Flute
  • Ensemble
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Violin
  • Percussion

DECD Instrumental Music Service

A limited number of students are given the opportunity to learn string, woodwind or brass instruments through a programme funded by the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD). String instrument lessons are available for students in years 3-7. Brass and woodwind lessons are available for students in years 5-7.

Opportunities to join the programme are advertised in the school newsletter.

Tournament of the Minds

Tournament of the Minds is an Australian educational program developed for Primary students to collaboratively work together in teams to choose problem-solving challenges in the areas of Applied Technology, Language and Literature, Maths Engineering and Social Sciences. The team members develop a creative way to communicate their solution to a panel of judges and an audience, working within pre-determined parameters, complex criteria to present in 10 minutes on Tournament Day. The teams also participate in an unseen Spontaneous Challenge on the day.

The aim of Tournaments of the Mind is to enhance the potential of our students by developing the skills of intellectual excellence, creativity, originality, enterprise, time management and the discipline to work with a diverse group of students within a challenging and competitive environment.

Performing Arts


Ovation Centre of Performing Arts is Adelaide’s centre of performing arts excellence providing fundamental training to aspiring Actors & Performers.

  • Exceptional After-School Performing Arts Programs
  • Fun, fast paced & encouraging!
  • Appropriate class sizes allows full participation

Ovation’s after school program is proudly based at East Adelaide School. Ovation promises to build acting skills & important life skills. As confidence grows, minds will be opened to discover new opportunities!

Join award winning performer and NIDA Lecturer, Jamie Harding, at East Adelaide School; a first of its kind in South Australia! Classes start from as little as $14 per session and you can request a free trial lesson to come and try.

Best of all, Ovation has assembled the strongest team of professional lecturers and artists –

  • All at the height of their chosen fields
  • Have a passion for teaching
  • A flair for the performing arts
  • Committed to the development of all children, teens, adults and individuals with special needs

We also provide students with access to TV, film and stage opportunities!

Now accepting open enrolments to reserve a spot contact Ovation on:

Phone: 0416 011 643
Email: ovationcpa@gmail.com
Web: http://www.ovationcpa.com.au/

Special offer for East Adelaide Students, bring a friend and receive 50% off.