Whyalla High School was the first high school built in Whyalla. It was built by BHP in 1943, as a Technical school for BHP’s apprentices to be educated in. Whyalla High School is now a middle school catering for Years 8, 9 and 10 students.
At Whyalla High School places great importance on the welfare of all young people. A successful learning environment is developed and supported through positive relationships, middle school methodologies, learning support and individual learning plans.
Students at Whyalla High School excel in many areas of their personal development, including academic achievements, sporting success, music and performing arts, outdoor education activities to mention just a few.
Staff develop engaging and challenging learning programmes for all students. They encourage and support staff to seek opportunities to develop their professional learning to focus of excellence in teaching across the school.
Electives Years 8 to 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Language, Health and Physical Education, Home Economics, Technology and Arts (visual arts , performing arts and music).
Sport: Football, Soccer, Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Baseball, Swimming, Sailing and Volleyball.
Extracurricular activities: School Camp, Performing Arts, Band Performances.
Welfare and personal development: Mind Matters values and programmes, Pastoral Care programme.
Special features: Learning Centre; Certificate 2 in Hospitality, Kitchen Operations as part of the Eyre and Western Trade Training Centre; VET pathways provided by other secondary schools in Whyalla, including Aquaculture, Horticulture and Engineering Pathways.