Nestled in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Heathfield High School is in an idyllic setting for local and international students, just 15 minutes from central Adelaide, yet surrounded by bushland that abounds with native flora and fauna. Built in 1963, the school quickly grew to earn a reputation for its commitment to excellence in education. This reputation continues to grow, as the school demands the best from both its teachers and students. The school is committed to innovation and excellence. This commitment challenges us to deliver both quality and diversity in the programs we provide.
There is a strong and cherished sense of tradition, and a genuine pride in the achievements of our past and present students. The Staff work closely with students to understand their interests, abilities and ambitions from a dynamic, richly-resourced program.
The school focuses on the joy of ongoing learning, providing students with the tools to learn and think for themselves, with an aim of unlocking the individual passion in each and every student. High level academic achievements, vocational training and extra-curricular activities on offer at Heathfield High School are extensive, and give students the skills needed to embrace challenging times, yet also be innovative and creative thinkers.
School/Electives Years 7 to 10: Arts, Design and Technology, English, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Society and the Environment, Humanities and Social Sciences, Civics and Citizenship, Business and Economics, Geography and History.
Sport: Heathfield High School is a special interest sports school offering Volleyball in Years 8 to 11. Heathfield again became National Schools Cup Champions in Melbourne this year, affirming our place as Australia’s number one volleyball school.
Extracurricular activities: Music students from all year levels participate regularly in live performances, regional band tours, camps and workshops.
Welfare and personal development: Heathfield High School has a full-time Student Counsellor available. Year 11 and 12 students are able to take on important leadership and support roles in the school through the Big Brother & Sister program.
Special features: The School’s international program features overseas tours to Asia and Europe, along with short term visits from schools worldwide. Heathfield High School currently runs a biennial European tour with a focus on the Arts, French language, and European culture.