Mount Compass Area School

Mount Compass Area School is located in the small rural town of Mount Compass south of Adelaide, nestled between the world-renowned wineries of McLaren Vale and the beautiful beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Agriculture and horticulture enterprises in the district include dairy-farming, berry-growing, aquaculture, deer-farming, flower-growing, vegetable production, animal production and viticulture. Mount Compass Area School is proud of its culture of care and community.

International programs

  • High School Graduate Program
  • Regional Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Eco-learning in a heritage listed swamp
  • Agriculture
  • Information and Communication Technology


  • 4 hectare heritage wetland area with environmental boardwalk and interpretative centre
  • 30 hectare Agricultural Studies focus farm - pasture management project
  • Beef cattle stud and small fine-timber forest
  • Resource centre
  • Curriculum ICT network with broadband internet access for all students
  • Computer room
  • Media Studies suite with specialist facilities for photography, digital imaging and movie-making
  • Two science laboratories
  • Multi-purpose gymnasium facility
  • School bus service
  • STEM facility being constructed during 2018.

Special interest programs

  • Music program - band, choir, instrumental tuition (Reception–Year 7)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – agriculture (on site) and access to horse stable hand, dairying, aquaculture, child studies, food and hospitality, furniture construction (Years 11-12)
  • Physical Education program (Reception-Year 12)


  • Indonesian Reception–Year 12

Support services

  • ESL support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Student leaders
  • Careers counsellor
  • School counsellor
  • Curriculum support
  • Student ‘buddy’ system
  • Pastoral support worker
  • Pastoral care

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Cross country running
  • Australian Rules football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Surfing

Other co-curricular activities

  • Leadership and student voice
  • National academic competitions in Mathematics and English
  • Swamp Ambassadors program and Youth Environmental Leaders
  • Participation in Royal Adelaide Show competitions
  • R-12 School Sports Day
  • Interschool sporting competitions
  • Camps and excursions
  • Operation Flinders, Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • Community link activities including class projects and Enterprise programs
  • Science, English, Mathematics, Computing and Poetry competitions

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers.  Vocational Education and Training (VET) course options may be subject to change. Visit school website for information and additional costs (where applicable) on uniform, laptop and calculator requirements; special interest programs and school camps.

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