Forbes Primary School first opened on Tuesday 12th of February 1952. The Infant School (Junior Primary buildings) although established in 1953, was opened in 1958 on the 23rd of February. During these years Forbes was the largest school in Australia with over 1800 students.

The Primary School and Junior Primary school were two separate schools sharing a campus until 1990. In January 1995, the schools amalgamated, and a new Principal and Deputy were appointed. The current Principal, Maureen Davidson, was appointed in 2019 and is tenured until the end of 2024. We now have approximately 220 students.


The school occupies extensive grounds on the outskirts of Adelaide in a pleasant residential district with easy access to main routes. In addition to standard classrooms, the teaching of specialist subjects is catered for by:

· 2 modern STEM suites for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

· A refurbished Library which is the hub for research.

· A cutting-edge computer suite with 2D and 3D studios and technician to support.

· For sport there are outdoor volleyball and basketball courts and a recently refurbished sports hall.

What makes us special:

Over 26 nationalities make up our school of 220+ students.

We foster love and respect for people of all cultures through our everyday interactions, including running partnership projects with schools in India and Indonesia.