Orroroo Area School

Orroroo Area School is situated in the mid north of South Australia in the township of Orroroo, on route to the popular tourist destinations of the Flinders Ranges and Outback. The town of Orroroo is the service centre for the farming district which supports cereal cropping and pastoral pursuits. Orroroo Area School provides its students with a safe, supportive learning environment and the school is actively supported by parents. There is confidence in the school and its impact on the youth of the district. The school has a history of academic and sporting success of which the community is extremely proud.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Distance education
  • Community projects
  • Agriculture
  • Sport

Facilities

  • Networked computers in all classrooms
  • IBM compatible computer suites
  • Specialist facilities for science, home economics, and technical studies
  • Shared community library with internet access
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, sports oval and beach volleyball facility

Special interest programs

  • Music program Reception-Year 10
  • Agriculture program Years 8-12
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – retail, hospitality, hairdressing, automotive, agriculture, metal fabrication Years 11-12

Languages

  • Indonesian Reception-Year 9
  • Other languages available by negotiation through the Open Access College

Support services

  • ESL support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Career education program
  • School counsellor
  • School chaplain

Co-curricular sports

  • Australian Rules football
  • Netball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Golf

Other co-curricular activities

  • School drama production
  • School bands
  • School choir (Years 4-7)
  • Public speaking
  • National academic competitions in mathematics, science, English and computing

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