Clare High is a leading academic Year 7 to 12 secondary school with approximately 500 students, primarily from viticulture and agricultural backgrounds. The school has 10 feeder schools, both public and private. Many students also transition to the school from the broader district to access the wide choice of curriculum options.
The school offers National Certification courses in automotive, engineering, cabinetry, general carpentry, wet trades, hospitality and agriculture. Clare High School enjoys strong community support and over the past five years its academic performance at the highest level (Year 12), has improved greatly, surpassing the state average in many indicator areas.
Approximately 60 per cent of all graduates elect to undertake post-secondary study at a tertiary institution (compared to the state average of approximately 25 per cent). The school has a clearly defined performance and improvement agenda. There is a strong emphasis on curriculum development, student engagement and the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. Its values of respect, achievement, relationships, involvement and education are embedded into the school culture.
Facilities: Recently completed resource centre, music suite, senior school wing, upgraded laboratories, technical studies rooms, specialist art rooms, drama space, computer rooms, kitchen and a “healthy schools” canteen facility.
Extracurricular activities: School band performances regularly in Adelaide, locally, and in the Yorke Peninsula, viticulture program, Community Garden, solar energy project.
Welfare and personal development: Student learning centre, student services team including counsellors and a chaplain, strong prefect group and Student Representative Council.
Special features: International Visits, Meidai Study Tour to Japan, Southern Cross Cultural Exchange students, exchange opportunity with Bizen Friendship Group in Japan, sister school’s exchange with St Joseph’s Secondary School in County Clare in Ireland, Withernsea High School in East Yorkshire in England, and New Hope School in Cambodia, Baden-Wurttemburg Exchange, Germany.