Moonta Area School

Moonta Area School is located 166 km northwest of Adelaide on Yorke Peninsula in Spencer Gulf. Moonta is an historical seaside town with a rich Cornish heritage in the copper mining industry. The mines no longer operate, however the town is now a thriving tourist destination with safe beaches, good fishing and sporting facilities and a mild climate. Moonta Area School works closely together with families to provide opportunities for all students.

International programs

  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Information technology
  • Sports
  • Student voice and pathways
  • Vocational Education and Training


  • Picturesque grounds, including heritage buildings
  • Well resourced community library, internet access
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, netball and basketball courts, tennis courts, sports oval
  • Disabled access and facilities
  • Well resourced computing rooms
  • School canteen

Special interest programs

  • Outdoor Education program Years 10-12


  • Japanese
  • Narungga (Aboriginal)

Support services

  • ESL support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Student counsellors
  • Home group and pastoral care
  • Career counselling
  • Pastoral care support worker

Co-curricular sports

  • Australian Rules football
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Horse-riding
  • Dance

Other co-curricular activities

  • Student Voice and class meetings - leadership opportunities
  • National academic competitions in mathematics, science, IT and English
  • International Pedal Prix - engineering design and construction, 24 hour pedal-powered race
  • Sports competitions
  • Come Out Festival - youth arts
  • Operation Flinders - self development program
  • Athletics carnivals, fun runs and cross country running
  • Sports education clinics - cycling, basketball, football, golf, athletics and tennis

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