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About our School

Our School - Our teachers - Our Principal - Our Vision

First established in 1878 at Weaners Flat (where our town playground is now located), Yorketown Area School has been operating from its current site since 1976. In 2017, we merged with Edithburgh Primary School.

Currently, we have more than 240 students from Reception to Year 12 and we pride ourselves on being able to offer small class sizes and excellent facilities, including our commercially accredited Food & Hospitality Centre and our diverse Agricultural Block; inclusive of vines, fruit trees, chickens, a green house, a led goat and steer programme and machinery that allows our students to gain numerous licences.

With more than 30 staff members including more than 10 School Service Officers (SSOs) and numerous community mentor volunteers, we are a committed team of educators who possess a passion for positively influencing our young peoples’ future.

Our school community has embraced the symbolism of the World Peace Flame project.

Fiona Haselgrove started her five year tenure as Principal at Yorketown Area School in 2016. In her first year the Yorketown Area School site undertook External Review by DECD and a number of concise outcomes have been outlined for achievement in 2017. Click here for the Yorketown Area School external review report.

Fiona comes with 25 years of teaching experience including 6 years as Deputy Principal. She is committed to achieving high quality teaching and learning in a democratic environment with active participation from students, families and staff.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to become Southern Yorke Peninsula’s most progressive centre for learning where each student reaches their full potential. We aspire to educate our community in a way that produces young people with a lifelong love of learning, a desire to encourage and coach others in a kind and meaningful way and a sense of responsibility to work hard to create positive outcomes within their families and their community.

We have trained staff and students in the principles of Restorative Practices and this will underpin all wellbeing services, activities and behaviour management.