Jamestown Community School provides a comprehensive learning program from Reception to Year 12 and maintains an R-12 philosophy by integrating curriculum learning and extra curricula events and activities. At Jamestown Community School student learning has an integral focus on teaching students ‘how to learn, not what to learn’. The curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum and the Curriculum Standards & Accountability framework R-10 and the South Australian Certificate of Education years 10-12. Senior students have the opportunity to expand their curriculum options through distance learning provided by the local Mid North Schools Education Cooperative Cluster.
Facilities: Sited on a large block with extensive oval, play and agricultural facilities, a permanent athletics track, approximately 8 hectares for Agricultural studies purposes, a community library, two science laboratories, an art centre, a home economics centre, stadium, technical studies workshop, a purpose built Engineering & Metal Fabrication workshop, two designated computer rooms, a canteen and Year 12 kitchen/lounge area.
Subjects/Electives Years 7 to 9: Maths, Science, History and English and the SACSA Framework for Health and Personal Development, the Arts, Design and Technology and Studies of Society and Environment.
Subjects/Electives Years 9 to 12: Subject choices aligned to the SACE pattern of subjects, VET and the Training Guarantee for SACE students.
Sport: SAPSASA activities, SSSSA Knock-Out sport, Swimming and Athletics Carnival, a stadium and an athletics field/oval.
Extracurricular activities: Choir, Performing Arts, extensive camps and excursions.
Welfare and personal development: Well-being/pastoral care programme and a Student Intervention Team.
Special features: Uniform School