Kapunda High School is a relatively small country high school with a current enrolment of around 480. The school is geographically located 80 kilometres north east of the Adelaide GPO between the Barossa and Clare Valleys in the town of Kapunda, Australia’s oldest mining town. The school draws students from a wide socio-economic cross-section, with a wide range of values and abilities. The students come from the Kapunda Township and district as well as the communities of Freeling, Roseworthy, Wasleys, Greenock and Gawler. They pride themselves on our ability to offer a wide range of curriculum and extra curricula activities to the students delivered by a conscientious and dedicated staff who work closely with the parents and wider community.

Facilities: Main building, Eringa, which houses administration, is the former home of Sir Sidney Kidman, the “Cattle King”. Extensive lawns and gardens, large trees, community/school Gymnasium, air-conditioned , Canteen, a Technology Centre, two Art rooms, Music room, Drama room with stage and a two teacher Demac Home Economics Centre, Science teaching area and  Resource Centre.

Subjects/Electives Years 8 to 10: Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Agriculture, Japanese, Drama, Health and Physical Education, Home Economics, Art, Music, Design and Technology, Information Technology.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Personal Learning Plan, English, Community Studies, Modern History, Society and Culture, Drama, Business and Enterprise, Information Processing, Information Technology, Design and Technology, Art, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics, Media Studies, Tourism, Mathematics, Physical Education, Workplace Practices, Legal Studies, Music, and Research Project.

Sport: Swimming carnival, Athletics day, SASSSA competitions.

Extracurricular activities: School Prefects/Student Representative Council, School Musical, ‘Pedal Prix’ concert band, Australian Business Week, Sporting Carnivals, camps and enrichment programs.

Welfare and personal development: Senior Mentoring, Community Garden, Wii Group, Youth Opportunities, Model Making Group, Mental Health Group, Operation Flinders, Girls Group and Target Work, Christian Pastoral Support Worker (18 hours).

Special features: School Service Officers, Special Needs Services Officers, Vocational Education and Training, KENTTC Construction, Automotive, Agriculture, Hospitality and Engineering across the region.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 8 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)

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