Welcome to Keith Area School

Keith Area School is located 240kms from Adelaide, just off the Adelaide/Melbourne highway and is set in a productive farming community in the Upper South East of South Australia.

Our school facilitates quality learning from Foundation through to Year 12.

Our school prides itself on quality relationships and values wellbeing; having previously been a KidsMatter and MindMatters school, we are part of the BeYou (a national mental health initiative) program and in 2019 became an accredited White Ribbon School.

Our school is fortunate to boast many fantastic facilities with most learning areas having been renovated within the last 5 years. Our school recently completed Stem Works building projects in our Primary, Middle School and Senior School areas. With many modern facilities, our students and staff are well positioned to maximise learning opportunities in all learning areas, but particularly in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Our secondary school has around 100 students from Year 8 to Year 12 and our students typically perform very well with a high percentage of our students achieving As and Bs in their SACE. We have a large number of students who have successfully gone onto university and followed their career ambitions. Like many schools in the South East, we support students with both academic and non-academic pathways with many opportunities for students to take up school based apprenticeships or vocational education training. A benefit of a smaller secondary team is that all our students are well known by staff and well supported in their academic and career choices.

Our Primary (F-7) school is typically 2/3 of our enrolment (avg. of 330-350). All our primary classes are in modern learning spaces. Our specialist subjects include Indonesian, Health and Physical Education and Digital Technologies.

Our school looks for ways to work with parents and the community and welcomes and values the contribution of volunteers. We know that through great relationships our students will continue to thrive.

We are always looking for ways to improve and are continuing to review our learning programs, policies etc. We value feedback and the support our school community provides the school.

Should you be looking to relocate into the district or interested in learning more about our great school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d welcome the opportunity for a visit so that you too can feel the ambience of our caring, family orientated country school.

Tobias O'Connor
Principal