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Our School

Katherine South Primary

Katherine South Primary School stands out not only for its academic excellence but also for its extraordinary location and the plethora of enriching experiences it provides.

The Schools unique location in the Northern Territory places it amidst stunning natural landscapes, including the iconic Katherine Gorge and the Katherine River. This proximity to nature becomes an integral part of the students education, fostering an appreciation for the environment and an understanding of the rich cultural heritage of the local Indigenous communities.

Students at Katherine South Primary School are not just confined to traditional classroom learning, they have the privilege of engaging in hands-on experiences that bring their education to life. Field trips to the nearby Nitmiluk National Park, where Katherine Gorge is located, provide students with opportunities to explore the unique flora and fauna of the region, learn about Indigenous art and culture, and connect with the land in a meaningful way. 

The school also places a strong emphasis on outdoor education, taking advantage of the Northern Territory's warm climate. Outdoor learning spaces and activities are integrated into the curriculum, allowing students to develop teamwork, resilience, and problem solving skills while surrounded by the beauty of the Australian outback. 

For teachers, Katherine South Primary School offers a professional experience like no other. The school recognises the importance of its location as a resource for learning, providing educators with the chance to incorporate the unique environment into their teaching practices. The school's commitment to professional development ensures that teachers are well equipped to deliver engaging and relevant lessons that harness the cultural and environmental riches of the Northern Terrtory. 

Principals Message

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

I extend a warm welcome to Katherine South Primary School, a hub of academic excellence, cultural celebration, and environmental exploration. Our school, nestled in the heart of the Northern Territory, provides a unique learning experience where students thrive in an environment that values curiosity, inclusivity, and community. Our dedicated educators are committed to fostering a love for learning and empowering each child to reach their full potential.


As the proud principal, I invite you to explore our website, discover the exceptional opportunities we offer, and join us in shaping a future where every child can flourish. Thank you for being part of the Katherine South Primary School community.

Warm regards,


Katherine South Primary School


Our Staff.

Committed to providing an enriching and supportive educational experience, our team combines expertise with a genuine love for teaching. With a diverse range of talents and backgrounds, our staff creates a dynamic environment where students are inspired to learn, grow, and discover their unique potential. Together, we strive to foster a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom, preparing our students for a future of endless possibilities.


Katherine South Primary School is situated on Riverbank Drive in the town of Katherine, in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The school was opened in 1976 in makeshift accommodation at the Katherine Showgrounds. Demount-able classrooms were provided in the middle of that year on the southern side of the oval while building went ahead on the present site. The late Les Macfarlane, then Member for Elsey, officially opened the permanent school buildings on 14 September 1979.

The school is semi open plan. It features separate buildings connected by covered walkways surrounding grassed play areas. The grounds are spacious and provide pleasant shady areas for outdoor activities. The school is fully air-conditioned.

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