Mount Gambier High School

Mount Gambier High School

Mount Gambier High School Introduction

School facilities and resources

  • Performing arts centre - including music, dance and drama facilities
  • Modern music recording studio
  • Large sports playing fields
  • Gymnasium and climbing wall
  • Technology centre with individual e-mail and internet access
  • Multimedia suites and film studies resources
  • Senior school study centre
  • Horticulture centre

Strong focus areas

  • Arts
  • Sport
  • Civic Action

Special interest programs

  • Music Program including bands, orchestra, instrumental tuition, music industry skills and major annual theatrical productions
  • Special Focus Sports Program in basketball, athletics, Australian Rules football, netball, soccer, cricket, tennis and golf
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - programs including building, hairdressing and electro-technology


  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Other languages available by negotiation through the Open Access College

Student support services

  • Learning support
  • Mentoring program
  • Well being and resiliency programs (8-12)
  • School counsellors
  • Careers counsellor
  • International student focus person
  • Holiday extension workshops for senior school students
  • Supervised study centre with tutoring available for senior students
  • Programs for students at risk

Recent school awards and achievements

  • Top 3 Schools in Australia Award - recognition of dramatic and sustained improvement
  • Howard Mutton Award - most outstanding sporting achievement
  • Best Practice Initiative Award for Ecological Sustainable Development
  • Environmental KESAB Award
  • National Debating championships, state finalists
  • Crank Film Festival, State Playwright Award and Dame Roma Mitchell Award

Sporting activities

  • Basketball, athletics, Australian rules football, netball, soccer, cricket, tennis and golf and bocce
  • State Knockout sports competitions

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Student leadership
  • Civic action groups including Amnesty International
  • Active8 - youth development program
  • Debating and public speaking
  • National academic competitions
  • Music bands
  • Poetry and creative writing

Industry and training partnerships

  • VET Enterprise Cluster arrangements
  • School - based new apprenticeships

Community alliances

  • Environmental Community Links - Vegetation Projects

International programs

  • Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tourss

Sister school relationships

  • Cividale, Frivoli, Italy

Mount Gambier High School is located in Mount Gambier in the south east of South Australia, a rural town set in a landscape of volcanic craters, limestone caves
and underground waterways.



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