Coober Pedy Area School

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Coober Pedy Area School

Coober Pedy Area School is a complex and unique school in the outback of South Australia. It incorporates a child parent centre. Our students represent 49 different cultures, with one-third of the enrolment being made up of Aboriginal students.

Our vision is to create an outback academy, providing a quality and unique learning experience for our students that will prepare them for academic attainment, vocational preparation, engagement as a citizen, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and physical health. We are an accelerated literacy school and use a method of teaching that helps students to read and write complex texts.

The South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy supports our students to reach their academic, community, social and sporting aspirations. Future developments - which are already underway - include kitchen, garden, and building and construction programs. The school also has an active choir.