Principal's Message

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Annesley.

Our dedicated team has a clear focus on what is best for our students, their wellbeing and learning from our Early Years to Primary Years. We empower our community members to be aware and active global citizens by instilling a passion for life-long learning through a distinctly values based education. We nurture the curious young learner into a self-assured, resilient and empathetic child ready for life beyond the primary years.

We are proud to be a Uniting Church school. We are rich in tradition with a clear and exciting plan in place for the future.

I look forward to taking you on a tour of Annesley, centrally located in a ‘park-like’ setting on the fringe of the Adelaide CBD. Please contact our Registrar Elaine Curran to arrange a time for us to meet.

Values Matter

At Annesley Junior School values form the basis of teacher and student interactions. They are implicitly and explicitly taught through role modelling, their inclusion in trans-disciplinary units, discussion, questioning, through guided reflection and timely consideration of daily interactions.

Our Staff

We have a strong belief in the importance of basic human values and understand that it is during a child’s formative years that their values develop. We also believe that a good set of values is more important, and will last longer, than anything we teach. Our team of respected teachers and staff are committed to teaching children these personal values and a life-long love of learning.

Luke Ritchie


Donna Nicolle

Director of ELC

Elaine Curran


Pete Morton



Annesley Junior School is governed by the Annesley Council. Membership comprises of the Moderator of the Uniting Church, the Principal of Annesley College, the President of Annesley Foundation and seven members. Our current Chair is Mr Bruce Spangler. Please click the button below to learn more about the current membership of our Council and their individual expertise.

Our History

Methodist Ladies College commenced in 1902 at Malvern with 19 students before transferring to Greenhill Road, Wayville in 1904. It was established as a day and boarding school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. In 1977 with the amalgamation of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the College was renamed Annesley College.

Old Scholars

The MLC/Annesley College Old Scholars Association began in 1905 in the form of the MLC Guild, and was a way for former pupils of the school to meet regularly, thereby maintaining friendships. The first meetings were literary and music evenings with girls writing essays for discussion, or perhaps reading a Shakespearian play. A detailed history of the Association has been written by Daphne Gum, entitled ‘A Rich Tapestry of Lives’ in celebration of the 90th birthday of the MLC/Annesley Old Scholars Association and is available through the school.