Mount Barker High School brings together a rare and exhilarating blend of academic excellence, social engagement, sporting prowess and cultural enrichment, where the students stand at the heart of everything we do. And while the school has taught Rhodes Scholars, captains of industry and civic leaders, they seek to bring out the best in every student, helping them to discover and build upon their own unique talents as they prepare to take up their place in the community.

Facilities: Science Laboratories, The Howlett Resource Centre, Performing Arts Studio, Visual Arts Studio, Specialist ICT Facilities, Electrotechnology Centre, Furniture Construction Centre, Design Technology Centre, Home Economics Centre, Agriculture Centre, Access for Students and Staff with Disabilities

Electives Years 7 to 10: Mount Barker High School offers a comprehensive curriculum to cater for all our students’ aspirations. From Year 8, they are introduced to specific pathways, designed to provide focused learning while still enjoying appropriate flexibility to ensure that they do not restrict their choices in the future.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Our senior school curriculum offers a diverse range of subjects within the framework of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), as well as an intensive selection of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses

Extracurricular activities: Ski Trip, World Challenge program, Athletics and Sporting competitions, Music and Drama performances, quiz nights; Community Service programs; Agriculture competitions, and art exhibitions.

Welfare and personal development: School Support Officers (SSO), School Counsellor, Youth Worker, Christian Pastoral Support Worker, and Aboriginal Community Education Worker.

Special features: Vocational Education and Training Courses.

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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