Brighton Secondary School is one of Australia’s most successful co-educational government high schools and has produced highly-accomplished scholars, musicians and athletes since its establishment in 1952. With 1350 students in Years 8-12, it serves a large and diverse community in Adelaide’s south-western suburbs. It has provided some of the country’s best youth orchestras, choirs and bands, outstanding academic results (including prize winners in the sciences and mathematics), and a broad range of sporting success, including National Senior School Volleyball Champions.

The school fervently believes that its students are at the centre of all its endeavours. The school community strongly supports school activities and raises tens of thousands of dollars each year to sponsor student activities in five separate support groups – Music, Volleyball, Parents and Friends, and Friends of Brighton and Old Scholars.

A strong parent and community network supports the students in their achievements and impart the kinds of values that lead to their academic, social and personal development.

Subjects/Electives Years 8 to 10: Core subjects – Mathematical Applications or Mathematical Studies, Science, English or EALD, HASS History, Health and PE.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Art and Ideas, Art in a Global Community, Business Awareness, CAD and Graphics, Desktop Publishing, Electronics/Electro Technology, Entertaining, F1 in Schools, Fashion Design Studio, Food and Other Cultures, Food, Fun and Vitality, French (Full year), HASS Geography, Girls’ Fitness and Recreation, Graphic Design, Health, Indonesian Language People and Culture, Japanese (Full year), Maybe Baby, Media Animation, Media Arts, Metal Technology, Music (Full year), Outdoor Pursuits, Photography, Physical Ed (Recreation), Physical Education, Product and Environmental Design, The Magic of Theatre, Theatre Across the Ages, Video Game and Interactive Design, Wood Technology.

Sport: Volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer, girls’ soccer, badminton, netball, football, girls’ football, table tennis and indoor soccer.

Extracurricular activities: Brighton Secondary School’s Co-Curricular Program gives students the chance to develop skills in individual and team environments as well as forming valuable relationships out of school with teachers, students and the wider community.

Welfare and personal development: Personal Learning Plan.

Special features: International Programs, Intensive Secondary English Course, High School Study Abroad programs, High School Graduate Program, Study Tours, Exchange Program, Special Interest programs.

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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