Parafield Gardens High School is one of South Australia’s leading vocationally-focused schools (Trade Schools for the Future). The curriculum specialises in engineering and electro-technology, plus other technology subjects such as computing, woodwork, plastics, metalwork, photography and multimedia. The school’s motto – Quality Learning, Quality Futures – is reflected throughout the curriculum.

Facilities: Air-conditioned, 4 main buildings, Arts, ICT learning and Multimedia areas; Science, Art and Sports facilities; landscaped areas; Basketball, Tennis and Cricket nets and courts; Canteen; Band practice room and a Student Representative Council Room.

Electives Years 8 to 10: learning: English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, Music, Drama, Art, Design, Technology, Languages, Health and Physical Development.

Electives Years 10 to 13: Vocational Education Training packages/pathways, Trade School courses.

Sport: Cricket, Football and Basketball.

Extracurricular activities: Duke of Edinburgh, Public speaking activities and debates, Salisbury Youth Forum, The Student Media Unit, Tournament of Minds, Youth Parliament, Community radio, Work Experience, Community involvement, Artists in Schools.

Welfare and personal development: Senior School which is focussed on Pathways; Senior and Junior School Student Counsellors; Aboriginal Education Teacher; An Aboriginal Education Worker; A School Chaplain; Pastoral Care program; Bilingual School Support Officer; Vista Sport and KO sport; Dedicated Vocational, Educational and Training (VET) programs; Regional VET and academic programs for Senior School students.

Special features: International Program Our, LOTE program (German), Exchange visits with and from overseas schools (Multicultural Policy).

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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