Chess is a great learning tool for children of all ages to develop basic thinking skills, problem-solving, forward planning, lateral, logical and sequential thinking as well as memory, visualisation and verbalisation.

The Chess program at Burnside Primary School continues to be strongly supported by our school community and provides another extra-curricular activity for our students.

‘Chess School SA’ of Adelaide tutors come into our school on Wednesday afternoons from 3.20 – 4.20pm to provide coaching and practice to all levels of players. Numbers are capped at approximately 50 students in, and children are organised into advanced and novice groups. These students have been selected by the chess coaches using criteria including age, attitude, behaviour and experience, and been notified via email.

A notification will be sent to families at the start of each term for your child to register their interest in chess. If your child(ren) is interested in joining, please respond to this notification quickly as places are in high demand.

Chess Club of South Australia

There has been a huge demand for the BPS Chess Club this term and unfortunately there are always limited places available.
Mato Jelic manages our BPS Chess Club and would like parents to be aware of an online Chess Club for kids. This club is run by the Chess Club of South Australia.
Costs and more information is available through the link below.

For more information about the online Chess Club option Please click on this link:
There is also an option to register children at the SA Chess Club based in the city. Please email for more information.