Birdwood High School is located in the Adelaide Hills almost 50 Km East of the Adelaide CBD. The school population comes predominantly from 12 feeder schools in roughly a 25 km radius.

Facilities: New facilities for Technology studies, Home Economics, Music and Media, new Performing and Visual Arts centres, facilities for Auto/Engineering & Food Processing, large Gymnasium, contemporary Resource Centre, 4 Computer Laboratories and a range of Junior and Senior Science laboratories, Agriculture Laboratory, vineyard and winery, Conservation Park, canteen, air-conditioned buildings, wheelchair access to a number of buildings and two lifts.

Sport: Athletics Carnival, Pedal Prix, Inter-School Athletics Carnivals, Inter-School Knock-Out Sports including rugby (boys & girls), cricket (boys & girls), football (boys & girls), netball, tennis, soccer (indoor & outdoor), basketball (boys & girls) and table tennis.


Extracurricular activities: SALA, Year 12 Art at Top of the Torrens, Presentation Night, school bands, vocal groups and individual Instrumental Music lessons, bi-annual School Production and a number of smaller drama productions during the year.

Welfare and personal development: Pastoral Care programs, Year Level Activity Day, Year Level Co-ordinator, Home Group Teachers, Counsellor Coordinator, career and course counselling advice, Christian Pastoral Support Workers.

Special features: Student Driver Safety, Vineyard/Winery, Japanese Exchange and International Focus, participation in Royal Adelaide Show, Gawler Show, Mount Pleasant Show and Strathalbyn Show.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)

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