Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE) was formed in 2005 as a multi campus school from the three KI Area Schools – Penneshaw, Parndana and Kingscote. The background of each campus, as they are now known, is very rich, and connects with Kangaroo Island’s history and their unique qualities and endeavours which reflect our island community.
The school is a very complex school with approx 700 students located widely across the island and supported through a network of 15 school buses to attend their local campus. The KICE facilities includes the hostel accommodation of the Karatta Environmental Education Centre on the South Coast of KI, the KI Aquaculture Skills Centre which produces barramundi and as a teaching and learning centre at the Parndana Campus which complements the 10 hectare Agriculture Science ‘block’, a swimming pool on the Parndana Campus, recently upgraded facilities at Penneshaw Campus and a $9 million redevelopment of the Kingscote Campus opened in December 2009.
Facilities: Performing Arts Centre, Administration/canteen building, Science, Maths, Special Education, Computer, Art, English/SOSE and senior student buildings, Hospitality Centre, commercial kitchen, metals workshop, Music room, Recreation Centre.
Subjects/Electives Years 10 to 12: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Art, Craft, Design, Community Studies, Drama, Indonesian, Health Home Economics, Food and Hospitality, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Society and Environment, Geography, History, Technology Studies, Basic Woodwork, Construction Technology, Work Education.
Sport: SAPSASA, SASSA, Athletics Day, Swimming Carnival, Aquatics, Bowls, Cross Country, team Sailing, Surfing.
Extracurricular activities: Expressive Arts, Rock Eisteddfod, Work Experience, The Active After School, Environmental Sustainability.
Welfare and personal development: Special education teachers and ancillary staff, support personal and career, Christian Pastoral Support Worker.
Special features: Access Asia school, exchange programs, VET programs include Engineering, Rural Production, Civil Construction, Kitchen Operations, Food Processing and Virtual Business, Music program, Expressive Arts program, Sports programs, Work Experience, Work, LAP, Project Works, Early Intervention, Reading Recovery, Special Education, School Entry Assessment, Cross Age Tutoring and Students with High Intellectual Potential.