Oakbank Area School

Oakbank Area School

Oakbank Area School Introduction

School facilities and resources

  • 22 hectare commercial farm including livestock and orchards
  • Vineyard and wine making facilities
  • Design and technology centre
  • IBM computer networked laboratories
  • Performing arts centre
  • Library, internet access and collection of ESL resources
  • Gymnasium
  • Canteen
  • Sporting facilities include tennis courts, large sports oval and hockey field
  • School bus service
  • Year 12 centre

Strong focus areas

  • Agriculture
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Horse Racing Industry
  • Badminton
  • Middle Schooling

Special interest programs

  • Extensive agriculture program including viticulture, winemaking, animal husbandry, orchard management and soil management
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - programs including horse racing industry, agriculture, photography, nursing, technology, retail and tourism & hospitality


  • German
  • Chinese

Student support services

  • Careers counsellor
  • International student focus person
  • Bilingual support officers
  • Student buddy system
  • Student wellbeing counselling

Recent school awards and achievements

  • Oliphant Science Awards, second prize

Sporting activities

  • Basketball, netball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Australian rules football, soccer

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Maths club
  • Come Out Festival - youth arts
  • National academic competitions in science and English

Industry and training partnerships

Community alliances

  • Adelaide Hills Council - conservation project
  • Strong links with local horse training facilities

International programs

  • High School Program
  • Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

Sister school relationships


  • Ikeda Senior High School, Osaka, Japan

horse racing event. Oakbank Area School is the only R-12 government state school in the Adelaide Hills.

The school cares for its students and offers a quality education. It promotes the value of life long learning  to equip students for further education, employment and entry into society.





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