Burra Community School welcomes a vibrant cross section of students, teaching and support staff within its well-appointed buildings and spacious grounds. All are encouraged and challenged to give of their best and to achieve personal goals within the supportive, safe and friendly environment that makes up the school as a whole.

Established in 1848, Burra Community School is a Reception to Year 12 public school which currently has 240 students. The school offers a modern and welcoming environment for its students in an historical location.

Nestled among bare rolling hills and located 155 km north of Adelaide and 45 km east of Clare the historic town of Burra serves the surrounding rich farming, grazing and pastoral country, several secondary industries and a vital tourist industry.

With its excellent amenities and infrastructure, the town is also the administrative centre for the Regional Council of Goyder.

Our vision

We value the individual and collective excellence of our students through the provision of the highest quality education. Our students are empowered to belifelong learners, to meet the challenges of a changing global environment.

Our school mission

Burra Community School:
  • Provides curriculum and teaching methods that are innovative, inclusive and challenging in a safe learning environment
  • Provides learning pathways that promote successful individual and collective achievement
  • Actively promotes local and global citizenship through the curriculum and co-curricular activities
  • Develops in students the qualities of resilience, tolerance, self-discipline and independent learning

Outdoor school sports day activities

Student project coordinating