Tumby Bay Area School is an R-12 school comprising 140 mostly culturally homogenous families, half of whom live in the township and half in surrounding agricultural areas. Key influences on the school include the limited job opportunities, isolation, and the community focus of the school. Core business is teaching and learning in a supportive caring environment. This involves: the balanced delivery of the Australian curriculum in the eight required areas of study R-10, the provision of a SACE programme that provides a range of options including VET courses and School Based Apprenticeships, maximising the face-to-face delivery choices at Senior Secondary. They also manage a program of Out of School Hours Care. Our Core Business is supported by well established Early Intervention programmes to provide one-to-one help for identified students, a strong Camps and Excursion program, parental involvement in a range of ways, active encouragement of student participation, ongoing Professional Development in teaching and learning for staff, increasingly diverse use of Information Technology and post-school options counselling.
Facilities: Oval, Community Library, Lunch Areas, Skills Centre, Recreation Centre, Canteen, School Dentist, Vacation Care.
Electives Years 7 to 9: The Arts, English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Studies of Society and Environment, Technology.
Electives Years 11 and 12: At the Senior Secondary level we provide the opportunity for students to specialise more, so that they can prepare themselves for their future. 12 Every student is enrolled in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) in Year 11 and has the opportunity in Year 10 to enrol in various SACE subjects (eg Personal Learning Program and Food and the Community).
Welfare and personal development: Children and Youth and Women Health Service; Special Education resources and diagnosis of learning difficulties; Speech Therapy, Hearing Impairment services, resources and personnel; Dental services; CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services); Autism SA.
Special features: SCION Skills Centre