Orroroo Area School services the communities of Orroroo, Black Rock, Carrieton, Pekina, Morchard, Walloway, Dawson, Johnburg, Belton, Willowie and Hammond. Students are transported from a radius of about 50km.
The district supports cereal cropping and pastoral pursuits and the township of Orroroo is the service centre for outlying areas as well as an extremely healthy flow of tourists. Generally the district is prosperous, School Card numbers are modest and families are stable. The township has an extremely positive feel about it which also permeates the school.
The school has a history of academic and sporting success of which the community is extremely proud. There is an expectation that students will be able to complete their formal schooling at Orroroo without undue disadvantage caused by distance, isolation and subject offerings at senior schooling. In fact most kids have no trouble getting work because of the can-do work ethic engendered by this solid community and the high expectations of the staff and parents.
Facilities: Home Economics, Technology Studies, Art suite, Computing Centre, LOTE, Special Education, Gymnasium, Community Library and audio-visual and science laboratories.
Electives Years 7 to 10: English Mathematics Science Studies of Society and Environment Wellbeing, Design & Technology Art Physical Education; Home Economics, Food and nutrition including vegetable growing, Clothing and Textiles.
Electives Years 10 to 12: English, Mathematics, Science Society and Environment, Personal Learning Plan, Art, Physical Education, Agricultural, Science, Technical Studies, Home Economics, Community Studies.
Sport: Swimming, Track and Field Athletics; Basketball, Netball, Football, Tennis, Cricket, Badminton, Softball, Hockey, Volleyball, Gymnastics and Annual Sports Days.
Extracurricular activities: The Amazing Race, Sports Days and Swimming Carnivals, Student Representative Council
Welfare and personal development: Pastoral Care programmes, Career Counselling.
Special features: Leadership skills training and development for R-7 students; Student Leadership Camp; Musical Production; Special Education.