Welcome to Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School
Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School is a multi-campus Reception to Year 12 school, located south-east of Adelaide, in the heart of the richest agricultural precinct and tourism destination of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Our name comes from the Fleurieu Peninsula, named by French explorer Nicholas Baudin in 1802. The school was established in 1996, following a review of educational provision in this area. The new school emerged as a result of an amalgamation of five existing schools in Strathalbyn, Langhorne Creek, Milang and Ashbourne. While the particular history and identity of each campus have been maintained, we moved to adopt a stronger whole school approach through building on the capacity of staff, students, parents and wider communities to create synergies in providing outstanding educational options and outcomes for all our students.
Strathalbyn is a picturesque and growing town about 50kms from the state capital of Adelaide. Langhorne Creek is 15kms east of Strathalbyn in an area dominated by beautiful vineyards in one of Australia’s oldest wine-making districts. Milang is 20kms south of Strathalbyn on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, which is an important part of the River Murray system. Ashbourne is situated 15kms to the west of Strathalbyn in an area where towering eucalyptus trees and other native vegetation are prominent.
Our school’s values of: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Care and Compassion, Participation and Cooperation underpin the behaviours that are positively promoted and explicitly taught at Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School.
View our Site Improvement Plan here.
We trust you and your children will enjoy your experiences at Eastern Fleurieu School and we genuinely welcome your feedback.
Emily Bouts and Laura Kent, two senior students from Eastern Fleurieu School, recently made an audio/visual presentation as a submission to the Alexandrina Council’s draft Annual Business Plan, on behalf of the student leadership team. Their proposal was to build a multipurpose recreational complex to in Strathalbyn that caters for all individuals ranging from early childhood to retirement.
The students, who are both passionate about the health and wellbeing of Strathalbyn and its residents, believed that their township was in desperate need of a central recreational facility and that the development of a multipurpose complex that could cater for a variety of arts and recreational activities was vital to the health, wellbeing and growth of the Strathalbyn community.
Mrs. Sue Miller, Chairperson of the EFS Governing Council stated:
"EFS Governing Council is delighted our student leaders have taken this opportunity to engage with their local council to influence decision making on a matter that impacts directly on their entire community. The Youtube submission by our senior students to the Alexandrina Council’s draft Annual Business Plan demonstrates an increasing awareness in our younger generation of the role local government plays in their everyday lives."