Glenunga International High School (GIHS) is a comprehensive secondary school devoted to learning. Students, their parents and teachers, participate in pursuing excellence in educational outcomes.

Glenunga has an academic tradition, which can be traced back to the 19th century as Adelaide Technical High School. The school’s reputation for excellence continues, together with an attitude of caring for each individual student.

The curriculum offered at GIHS includes the International Baccalaureate Diploma and South Australian Certificate of Education in the senior school, Ignite Program for students with high intellectual potential and an Intensive English Course for overseas students.

Facilities: Design and Technology wing, Home Economics wing, Languages wing, Science wing, Humanities wing, Maths wing, English wing, Drama/Music wing, purpose-built Visual Arts and Media Studios, Performing Arts Centre, Gymnasium/Health and Physical Education complex, Learning Hub, The Pod, Year 12 Centre and International Centre, sports complex facilitating tennis, basketball, netball and volleyball, two computer laboratories, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and general science laboratories, Design & Technology workshops, cafeteria.

Subjects/Electives Years 8 and 9: Learning Areas – English or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, Health and Physical Education, Languages other than English (Chinese, French, Japanese), Design and Technology (includes Home Economics), The Arts (Music, Art, Drama, Media Studies).

Subjects/Electives Years 10 to 12: Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to enrol in various VET courses that are offered either at Glenunga IHS or at other sites.

International Baccalaureate Year 11 and 12 All IB students undertake six subjects including English (Language A), Mathematics, one Language B from Mandarin, French, Indonesian, German, Spanish or Japanese, at least one Science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies and Societies and one from Economics, Geography, History or Online Psychology. The sixth subject could be Theatre Arts, Visual Art, Film, Music or an extra subject from the Sciences. A study of Theory of Knowledge is also required.

Sport: Annual Sports Day, Swimming Carnival, Knockout Interschool Carnivals and lunchtime House competitions, ISSA (Independent School Sports Association) and the State Schools Competitions. Sports played include: cricket, volleyball, basketball, rugby, table tennis, tennis, football, soccer, fencing, softball, hockey, badminton, netball, orienteering, indoor soccer.

Extracurricular activities: Amnesty International, Art Club, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Cancer Council Group, Cards Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Debating, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Future Problem Solving, English Conversation Club, Environment Club, Games Club, German/French Club, Korean Club, International Club, LEO Club, Library Committee, Maths Club, Tournament of Minds, Mock Trial Competition, Music Club, Music Theatre Club, Media Club, Manga/Anime Flash Animation Club, CISCO IT Essentials Course/Club, Origami Club, Peer Support, Probis Public Speaking, Share Market Trading Game, Reading Group, Rostrum Voice of Youth, IB Chem Club, Palm Oil Action Group, Weight Training Club and World Vision Club, Australian Computer Competition, Australian Maths Competition, Australian Science Competition, Australian History and Geography Competition, Oliphant Awards, South Australian School Mathematics Competition and Language Perfect, World Vision-40 Hour Famine, International Day, World Refugee Week, Harmony Day, Fairtrade Week, Study Tours, Glenunga Idol, Year 8 and 9 Camps, Inter–house Lunchtime Competitions, Battle of the Bands, Theatre Sports Competition and International Study Tours.

Welfare and personal development: Assistant Principal Student Wellbeing, two Counsellors, Christian Pastoral Support Worker, Sub School Student Support Teams, Student Advisory Program.

Special features: International Student Program, IB Senior Diploma, IGNITE Program.

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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