Onkaparinga Communities - Christie Downs, Hackham & Morphett Vale, South Australia

About the community

Onkaparinga is situated 25km south of Adelaide. Let’s read is delivered in much of the area, comprising of three communities (Hackham, Christie Downs and Morphett Vale) including the suburbs below:

Christie Downs, Christie’s Beach, Port Noarlunga, O’Sullivans Beach, Lonsdale, Hackham, Huntfield Heights, Noarlunga Downs, Seaford and Morphett Vale.


Onkaparinga Communities - Christie Downs, Hackham & Morphett Vale and the Let's Read program

The Let's Read Community Program commenced in 2010 in the Onkaparinga Region. Let’s Read is currently offered at DECD Children’s Centres, Coolock House, Brentwood Drive Kindergarten, Morphett Vale Primary School, Learning Together (Christie Downs), Hackham West Community Centre and Mission Australia.

All four Let’s Read packs are available through Onkaparinga Libraries sites.

Community stories

March 2015

City of Onkaparinga Libraries has partnered with Let’s Read, funding about 350 Let’s Read packs across 6 library sites. Program Coordinator, Danielle, was involved in training 80 staff, ensuring that families can get vital literacy information and Let’s Read resources from anyone and everyone in the libraries.

From the Let’s Read funding, The Smith Family and Onkaparinga Libraries have developed a strong partnership, resulting in a community based Learning Club supported by library staff, to run out of the Woodcroft Library. This has started to bridge gaps and has seen the community discover the amazing services the library has to offer, ensuring ongoing free access to books and literacy resources for families and children in The Smith Family South Australia’s southern communities.

Some feedback from library staff about the training and Let’s Read- ‘Very well informed, friendly, with real passion.’ ‘Training was great. Your work is fantastic and very important’, ‘I learnt lots of good ways to engage parents in conversations about the 'Lets Read' program’.

Danielle Stoneham | Early & Primary Years Program Coordinator| The Smith Family


The Smith Family

Key contact

The Smith Family