Welcome to Roxby Downs Area School
About Our School
Find below a link to a longer, 10 minute video. The target audience for this video includes:
Prospective families that are looking to move to Roxby Downs and would like to get a better feel for the services the local Year R-12 school is able to provide your children.
Graduate teachers and other teaching an support staff who may be considering applying for work at Roxby Downs Area School.
Prospective applicants for leadership positions at Roxby Downs Area School.
Roxby Downs is a great place to live. We have an outstanding school and we are very proud and passionate about the quality of the educational experiences we offer our students.
Roxby Downs Area School is a South Australian State Government school conducted by the Department of Education and Child Development. It was established in 1987 to support the newly created Olympic Dam mine and continues to adapt to its dynamic growth.
Roxby Downs Area School is located in the heart of the Roxby Downs township and caters for Years R-12. It shares facilities with the local TAFE and during school hours we share facilities with the Leisure Centre, ovals and tennis courts.
The school has excellent teaching facilities including the Desert Trade Training Centre (DESTTC), 2 Science Laboratories, Primary Computing Suite, Computer Aided Design Studio, Art Room, Drama Room, Library, Learning Hub and Open Access Facilities. A school hall is also operational and caters for community needs outside school hours.
The school population has grown from 100 in 1987 to over 620 in 2017. Years 7-12 students from Andamooka travel by bus to school.
In 2018 Roxby Downs Area School has approximately 75 members of staff, including over 50 teaching staff. Of the current school population of around 650, approximately 400 students are in primary school (R-6) and 250 are secondary (7-12).
Our Vision statement is 'Empowering all to reach their potential'.