Located in the charming foothills of Adelaide, Blackwood High School offers the world class International Baccalaureate curriculum IB Middle Years Program. Opened in 1961, the school has served the local community for more than 50 years, gaining a reputation for high academic standards, high participation rates for sports, and an active arts program. Girls can apply to join the Special Interest Netball program which, in collaboration with Netball SA, focuses on skill development and offers students a high level of competition. The school’s theme, “The Culture of Achievement and Respect”, helps guide students to achieve their personal best and learn how to live their life with respect and dignity. The curriculum is supported by a wireless network enabling students to connect and learn with the world.

Facilities: Performing Arts Centre, Visual Arts Studios, Blackwood Recreation Centre, Advanced Technology Centre.

Subjects/Electives Years 8 to 10: Students in Years 8 to 10 study programs that have been accredited within the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). Students study the full range of subjects, including a choice of German or Japanese.

Sport: Special Interest Netball, Special Interest Australian Football.

Extracurricular activities: Ski Trip, overseas trips, Student Representative Council, World Challenge.

Welfare and personal development: Advanced Skills Teachers (AST).

Special features: The Resource Centre provides access to a wide range of information resources in a variety of formats including print, non-print, on-line and networked materials to help meet the learning and recreational needs of our school community. The International Program at Blackwood High School welcomes students from all over the world.

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 8 - 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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