Coober Pedy Area School caters for students from reception to year 12. It is situated 850kms from the Adelaide CBD. We do have a Preschool onsite. Our local partnership is Far North.

The school has a 2020 ICSEA score of 780 and is classified as Category 1 on the Department for Education Index of Educational Disadvantage.

The school population includes 50% Aboriginal students, 23% students with disabilities, 30% students with English as an additional language or dialect (EALD) background, 3% children/young people in care and 60% of families eligible for School Card assistance.

Our vision is to continue to be a school of choice where there is an Absolute focus on Teaching and Learning. Our Site improvement priorities are in Literacy- Reading and Writing and Numeracy.

Our work is to ensure ‘Accelerated Achievement Growth for each student’

We do have an emphasis on Quality Teaching/Instruction, which is:

o Evidenced- Based

o Research informed

o Has high Impact

o Aligned to our Department’s vison of building a world- class education system in SA (Quality School Improvement Model)

We do have:

o High Expectations of Behaviour and Learning

o A school built on Strong School Discipline

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