Penola High School

Penola High School

Penola High School Introduction

School facilities and resources

  • 9 hectare school site
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning in all classrooms
  • School community library, internet access
  • Sporting facilities include gymnasium, tennis courts and a large sports oval
  • 2 information technology and multimedia suites
  • Drama suite
  • 3 science laboratories
  • Dedicated buildings for art, technical studies and home economics
  • School canteen provides sound nourishment for students and staff
  • Year 12 common room

Strong focus areas

  • Drama
  • Learning Technologies
  • Viticulture

Special interest programs

  • Music - instrumental tuition
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - programs including information technology, food processing (wine), hospitality (food studies) and tourism


  • Japanese

Student support services

  • Year level coordinators
  • Student counsellor
  • Careers counsellor
  • School chaplain
  • Pastoral care program
  • Student buddy system (Year 8)

Sporting activities

  • Annual inter-school swimming, athletics & cross country competitions
  • State competitions in athletics
  • State Knock-Out competitions in netball, basketball, tennis
  • Active for Life program

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Year 11 - tertiary visits and Year 12 - art and tourism trips
  • National academic competitions in maths, computing, science and English

Industry and training partnerships

Community alliances

  • Joint school - community library

International programs

  • Study Tours

The town borders the Coonawarra wine district, renowned internationally for its wines and is central to the cities of Adelaide and Melbourne. Penola is 50 kilometres from other major centres like Mount Gambier and Naracoorte and an airport with daily services to Adelaide and Melbourne is situated at Mt Gambier.





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