Mount Compass Area School

Mount Compass Area School

Mount Compass Area School Introduction

Mount Compass Area School is located in Mount Compass, nestled between the worldrenowned wineries of McLaren Vale and the beautiful beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Students who attend our school are largely from farming families involved in dairy farming and a wide range of other agriculture and horticulture enterprises including berry-growing, aquaculture, deer-farming, flower-growing, vegetable production, animal produce and viticulture. Mount Compass Area School is proud of its culture of care and community.

School facilities and resources

  • 4 ha heritage wetland area wetland with environmental boardwalk
  • 30 ha agricultural studies focus farm with beef stud and small fine-timber forest
  • Resource centre, internet access and online catalogue for Alexandrina Council Library
  • Information technology suite with internet access
  • Mac computers for digital imaging and movie making
  • Specialist facilities for photography, technology and home economics
  • Two science laboratories
  • Two houses providing flexible teaching space for small groups, teacher preparation areas and student services centre
  • Practical activities room
  • School bus service

Strong focus areas

  • Eco-learning (R-12)
  • Photography (10-12)
  • Information Technology (IT)

Special interest programs

  • Music (R-7) - band, choir, instrumental tuition
  • Agricultural studies (7-12)
  • Sport


  • Indonesian (R-9)

Student support services

  • Careers counsellor
  • School counsellors
  • Curriculum support
  • Student buddy system
  • School chaplain
  • Pastoral care

Recent school awards and achievements

  • Rock Eisteddfod - dance drama award

Sporting activities

  • Athletics
  • Australian rules football
  • Volleyball
  • Netball
  • Golf

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Rock Eisteddfod Challenge - national dance, drama and design competition
  • Adelaide Festival Centre choir
  • Camps and excursions
  • Readers challenges
  • Southern Fleurieu Youth Project

Industry and training partnerships

Community alliances

  • Access to community sporting facilities including gymnasium, oval, tennis & netball courts and golf links
  • Access to community hall adjacent to the school

International programs

  • Study Tours


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