Supporting the needs of students R-12 is a high priority of teaching and learning at Cleve Area School. This is underpinned through Early Intervention, Gross Motor Skills Co-ordination, Learning Assistance, Career Education, Middle School, Special Education, Gifted and Talented identification, Student Learning Project, Writing Based Literacy Assessment programmes and Vocational Education Training (VET).
Despite the relative isolation of Cleve from Adelaide and major centres, the school community is able to access support agencies, specialist centres and cultural programmes. Twenty one percent are school card holders, however, in reality this figure is significantly higher due to the impact of rural poverty and reliance on fluctuating farming incomes. The Country Areas Programme provides funds to support the learning, cultural and social activities of students.
The school community values the contribution of parents and students to decision making processes. The School Council, Class Parent Liaison Network, Student Representative Council and Parents and Friends Association play a very active role in school improvement programmes. Parents play a valuable role in facilitating student access to these programmes.
The school’s commitment to student learning is highlighted by the Student Learning Project, which is a partnership involving the school, parents, students and local general practitioners. This project is able to access support assistance and funds normally not available to the school community. This project has been acknowledged at a state level for the excellent work it does with students.
Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 9: Compulsory subjects – English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Physical Education, Home Economics, Drama, Art, Agriculture, Design & Technology.
Subjects/Electives Years 10 to 12:
English, English Communications, English Pathways, Literacy for Work & Community Life, Mathematical Studies, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Pathways, Numeracy for Work & Community Life, General Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Agricultural Management, Applied Technologies, Agriculture & Horticulture, History, Geography, Australian History, Business & Enterprise, Information Technology, Information Processing & Publishing, Workplace Practices, Multi-Media, Woodwork, Metalwork, Furniture Construction, Metal Engineering, Digital Photography, CAD, Physical Education, Home Economics, Early Childhood Studies, Food and Hospitality, Community Studies, Sustainable Futures, Integrated Learning, Visual Arts-Art, Visual Arts-Design, Creative Arts, Drama, Personal Learning Plan (SACE Compulsory), Research Project (SACE Compulsory).
The school also offers Australian school-based apprenticeships, Doorways to Construction, and other VET subjects.
Extracurricular activities: SAPSASA, dance, choir, lunch time sport, instrumental music, piano and recorder lessons.
Special features: Cleve Area School Certificate in Agriculture Course (for Years 10 to 12 students), Cleve Area School Boarding House.
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