About the School

ALEXANDER PUSHKIN RUSSIAN SCHOOL under “Let`s talk together!” Association Inc. Adelaide, South Australia was established in 1994. It is a not-for-profit ethnic school that operates on Saturdays. In 2009 the school was named after the greatest Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The school delivers quality and effective Russian language and culture programs to the Russian community as well as any Australians who desire to learn Russian language and familiarise themselves with Russian culture and traditions.

Students study Russian Language and Literature, Russian and World History, Mathematics, basics of Science and Geography, Art History, Music. After the lessons, elective classes of Russian folk art (studio ROUND DANCE), Math, Drama, Puppet Theatre, Chess, Fine Arts and Design have been offered to anyone who wishes to attend them.

Our school is one of the largest Russian schools in Australia. Students aged 3 to 18 attend school. A quarter of them are high school students. This is a very high percentage for an ethnic school. More than a half of the school population was born in Australia and they are second and third generation language learners. There also are immigrants who came from the countries of the former Soviet Union to Australia at a young age, new arrivals, and also children of mixed and even purely English-speaking families.

The main objectives of the school are:

  • to help retain and further develop Russian language (and for those who do not know any Russian, to help them master the basics),
  • to disclose to the students the richness of Russian culture and its global significance, revealing the beauty of the Russian language and the charm of Russian poetry, to maintain Russian traditions and festivals,
  • to expand students horizons, arm them with knowledge, abilities and skills designed to help them to be successful learners in their mainstream school.

The school also supports new arrivals helping them to adapt to the Australian lifestyle and culture, give them the opportunity to be involved in different activities and make new friends. For those who has no experience in Russian the school offers a special program for Beginners (Russian as a foreign language).

Alexander Pushkin Russian School successfully prepares senior students for the Russian language exam that forms a part of the matriculation (SACE). The school graduates consistently achieve outstanding results. This gives them additional points for a Language study to their ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) score.

We have everything required to provide our students with the best opportunity to excel in their schooling. Our teachers are education professionals with extensive experience in teaching not only in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union but in Australia as well. All of them are well equipped with various modern teaching techniques. We extensively use textbooks and other teaching and learning materials obtained from Russia and creatively adapted by our teachers to the conditions and requirements of the Australian school. Each student of our school is provided with all necessary learning materials including textbooks and stationary for free. The school has its own computers, digital projectors, audio equipment, wall maps etc.

WELCOME! For further information about the school call us 0421 277 797 or email vfkant@gmail.com We are always happy to hear from you and answer your questions.