Wudinna Area School, situated in a rural area on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, caters for 207 students from Reception to Year 12. Respect, Honesty and Responsibility are our school’s values. We aim to develop a community of lifelong learners and provide a supportive learning environment that enables students to reach their full potential. Literacy, numeracy and information communication technology feature in core areas of curriculum. Spanish is taught R-7. Specialty areas include PE, Design and Technology, Art and Agricultural Studies. Other choices include Pedal Prix, Led Steer Competition and Instrumental Music teaching guitar and drums. University pathways subjects, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships opportunities provide for future options. All students enjoy a range of study areas and recreational spaces including excellent computing facilities, gymnasium, science laboratory and community library. The SRC promotes student voice and plans lunchtime activities. The Governing Council and wider community show great interest in students’ well-being and future planning.
One of the state’s ‘young’ towns, Wudinna was proclaimed a township in 1916. It has continued to grow, with several extensions to its boundaries, and has become the service centre for Central Eyre Peninsula, an area involved in the production of wheat, barley, legumes, cereal crops, sheep and pigs.
Whether it be a brief refreshment break or a longer stay to experience some of the local sights, the town is well ¬positioned to be a convenient stopover on the Eyre Highway between Port Augusta and Ceduna. The town has a swimming pool for a cooling dip adjacent to the Apex Park where a playground, jumping pillow, outdoor gym equipment and BBQ facilities are provided for both the locals and travelers.
Ten kilometres from the town is Mount Wudinna Rock, rising 261m and offering wonderful views over the surrounding country. The rock is the most spectacular of the granite outcrops occurring in the area and Australia’s second largest granite monolith. A number of other rocks in the area can be seen close up and a visit to the tourist information centre for details on how to get there is recommended. Wudinna is a convenient starting point for trips through the nearby Gawler Ranges National Park, also noted for their wildflower display in spring.
More information about our district can be found on the Wudinna District Council Website.