Karoonda Area School

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Welcome to Karoonda Area School

Karoonda Area School, the first area school in South Australia, prides itself on its positive ethos. We believe all students have the right to gain a broad and balanced education that encourages personal development and prepares them for participation in society. As a school we seek to strive for excellence, enact principles of social justice, provide a secure setting, foster cooperation and involve the community.

Our school values of Respect , Honesty and Success are promoted and upheld by all members of the school community. Students from Reception-Year 7 study eight curriculum areas with Indonesian being taught from Reception-Year 10. Secondary students have access to a wide-ranging curriculum. Programs are tailored to suit the needs of individual students, and include vocational and educational training, school-based apprenticeships, university and TAFE pathways.

Lessons are delivered through face-to-face teaching, Open Access and ICT. The school's farm supports the agriculture program that involves sheep, poultry, cropping and fruit growing on a small scale. Other specialist areas are home economics, technical studies, art and physical education.