Mount Compass Area School Mount Compass Area School

Materials & Services Charge/Uniforms & Stationery 2018

Limited Placements Available 2018

Welcome to Mount Compass Area School

Mount Compass is located 59 Kms from Adelaide GPO. It is centrally placed on the Fleurieu Peninsula being approximately equidistant from Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla, Aldinga and McLaren Vale.

Mount Compass Area School has been at its present site since 1934. It became an Area School in 1962. Rapid enrolment increases in the 1980's saw a redevelopment of the school and the addition of Year 12 in 1988. It is now a comprehensive community school with significant numbers of students enrolled from neighboring districts.

The State Government’s STEM initiative has provided a state-of-the-art Science and Technology facility to be opened in 2019. Mount Compass Area School students have the privilege of a highly accomplished team of Science, Mathematics and Technology teachers and the provision of this new facility will create the domain for innovative and collaborative learning experiences for both students and staff.

The State Government’s Building Better Schools’ initiative will complete the re-building program with the removal of all timber-framed buildings and to be replaced with new modern facilities. This funding is based on demographic data which aims to provide modern learning facilities in growth-schools across South Australia.

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Mt Compass School Boardwalk Now Open!

In 2014 the Mount Compass School Boardwalk underwent a major upgrade thanks to a project funded by the SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through the Australian Government Biodiversity Fund, and a State Government Natural Resources Management Community grant. The 500 metre long boardwalk has been rejuvenated and had reinforcements made to the majority of its length, with a mix of new and recycled boards. New information signs have been installed to provide additional details about the history and importance of the Fleurieu Swamps and the Mt Lofty Ranges Southern Emu Wren.

The improvements to the boardwalk have coincided with the development of the swamp as an out-door learning space that is managed by the school and monitored through our Swamp Ambassadors program. This program appoints students as the ‘keepers’ of the swamp. Students and teachers have developed and implemented learning opportunities, not only for our students but also local schools and visiting groups.

This location will become the STEM focus for an environmental sustainability initiative led by our school community.

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