Aboriginal schools

Special learning programs are provided for students attending Aboriginal schools in outback South Australia, regional centres and metropolitan Adelaide.

Teaching programs take account of culture, social experience and learning experience. Aboriginal languages are spoken at most Aboriginal schools.

Preschool and school

Preschool, primary school and high school are usually offered at separate sites but are sometimes combined on one site.

Where high school subjects are not offered at a remote school, students have options including:

High school programs


Aboriginal students from remote community schools can get financial assistance to attend the Wiltja high school program in Adelaide.

Wiltja students enrol at either Woodville High School or Windsor Gardens Vocational College and attend both mainstream and Wiltja classes. Students board at the Wiltja residence at Northgate.

For more information contact:

Woodville High School - phone 8445 9833
Windsor Gardens Secondary College - phone 8261 2733.


Aboriginal students who experience difficulties at traditional high schools can attend Warriappendi School at Marleston in Adelaide. Warriappendi has a special program that helps students re-engage in the education process.

For more information phone Warriappendi School on 8293 3137.

Related information


Contact your local Aboriginal school



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