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Mount Gambier High School

 Mount Gambier High School is located 460km from Adelaide in the southeast of South Australia. Mount Gambier is the regional centre of the Limestone Coast, surrounded by the natural beauty of volcanic craters, lakes, limestone caves and underground waterways. The town is also close to beautiful beaches and wineries. Students at Mount Gambier High School are encouraged to participate in the broad scope of subjects and school activities on offer in order to enhance their career options and personal satisfaction. The school has special interest programs in sport and outdoor education that make use of the region’s facilities and natural attractions. Students interested in creative arts can study dance, design, drama, media studies, music, theatre production and the visual arts.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Sport
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Vocational education


  • Aquaculture centre
  • Automotive skills centre
  • Metal engineering facilities
  • Music suite - recording studio
  • Creative arts centre - gallery space, dance facility, performance theatre
  • Industry standard commercial kitchen and hospitality training area
  • Multimedia suites and sound recording studio
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, climbing wall, oval, sports courts, specialist athletics facilities
  • Specialist cricket facilities – turf practice, wickets, indoor practice area, bowling

Special interest programs

  • Sports * - athletics, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, soccer, tennis (Years 8-11)
  • Outdoor Education – abseiling, canoeing, bushwalking, rock climbing, surfing, windsurfing (Years 11-12)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – automotive, electrotechnology, hospitality, construction (Years10-12)
  • *Selective entry program


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8-12)
  • Italian (Years 8-12)
  • Japanese (Years 8-12)

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football, soccer
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Other co-curricular activities

  • Chess club
  • Drama group
  • Poetry and creative writing groups
  • Debating and public speaking teams
  • Music – instrumental tuition, ensembles, vocal group, contemporary bands
  • Tournament of Minds (thinking skills) team
  • Pedal Prix (engineering skills) team

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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