Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Mount Gambier High School Website. Our school is proud to be a public school: we are a comprehensive, coeducational, multicultural 8-12 school in South Australia's largest regional city and are a part of the Blue Lake Educational and Child Development Local Partnership. Our school community is excited to embark on a journey of improved learning opportunities for staff and students as one of 5 Entrepreneurial Specialist Schools in South Australia. This work in business innovation, collaboration and problem solving will be complimented by our existing priority to provide STEM pedagogies for all learners and by Flinders University and the eNVIsion entrepreneurial program which we welcome onto our site from the start of 2019.

Our school offers a dynamic, creative and supportive learning environment in which all students are encouraged, by a committed staff, to pursue personal excellence in academic pursuits, citizenship, sport and the arts. Our educational community provides a caring and supportive environment, recognising and rewarding individual and cooperative achievement.

Our vision of education extends far beyond the classroom. We encourage our students to involve themselves in the broad co-curricular program. Learning here takes place in many shapes and forms. Students have the opportunity to participate fully on the sporting field, on the stage, in leadership activities and through Vocational Education and Training.

We expect high standards in all that we do at Mount Gambier High School. We encourage our students to aim high in their studies, to work hard and to be sensitive to the rights and needs of others, through the provision of quality educational programs and feedback from our staff. These expectations are realised through our values and through our school motto of 'Nihil Absque Labore - Nothing without Effort'

The school boasts excellent facilities and resources recently improved through recent $2.5M STEM funding that has seen extensive improvement to our Collaborative Learning Centre and library, our classrooms and our Technology spaces and resources. More work is expected in the near future as part of the $6M Building Better Schools program. Our broad and flexible curriculum, timetable structure, numerous extra curricula programs including sporting and artistic associations, international tours, and a strong and supportive student care system are central to our teaching and learning programs.

Mount Gambier High has an active and supportive Governing Council, strong community support, committed, highly experienced and talented staff and a proactive and involved student leadership team. Of course, this website cannot take the place of visiting our School or speaking to myself or a member of staff directly; I warmly welcome you to visit or call our School to discover firsthand what makes a Mount Gambier High School education so special.