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Underdale High School

Located only five minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes from the beach, Underdale High School is nestled in spacious grounds adjoining the prestigious river parklands providing a safe and attractive environment in which to live and study. Underdale High School is a modern comprehensive high school for year 8 – 12 students, providing a world class education for local and overseas students. The schools vision is to nurture resilient, optimistic and courageous individuals to strive for bright futures. The school is committed to working with students to provide and deliver a student-centred curriculum within a supportive learning environment and to celebrate diversity.

School facilities and resources

  • Music and drama suites
  • Extensive resource centre with internet access and large collection of ESL resources
  • Modern automotive centre
  • IBM computer networked suites
  • Modern gymnasium and weights room
  • Sporting facilities including tennis courts, large oval, 3 soccer pitches (with lighting), 8 tennis courts and 2 basketball courts
  • Year 12 study room and senior school sub-school area
  • Homework centre

Student support services

  • On-going ESL support and small group programs at all levels
  • International Student Program team including Deputy Principal, coordinator and support officer
  • Two school counsellors and career counsellor
  • Student well-being team and sub-school directors
  • Bilingual support officers
  • Mentors from the school and community to support students
  • Soccer manager
  • Support of individual elite athletes
  • Dedicated pastoral care program
  • Student ‘buddy’ system

Strong focus areas

  • Thinking skills and learning methodologies
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Automotive
  • English as a Second Language

Sporting activities

  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Athletics

Special interest programs

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) Years 8–10
  • International Football (Soccer) Academy preparing students for the world scene Years 8–12
  • Gifted and talented education program Years 8-10
  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) – automotive technology, information technology, hospitality Years 10-12

Co-curricular clubs and competitions

  • Student voice and leadership opportunities
  • Academic and problem-solving competitions including Futures Problem-solving, Tournament of Minds and subject-specific competitions
  • Debating and public speaking groups, chess and science clubs
  • Music bands and the annual drama production (drama, music and dance)
  • Interschool sporting competitions
  • Adventure skills and outdoor education
  • Community service opportunities
  • Enterprise opportunities including Young Achievers and Australian Business Week

Languages

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Greek
  • German
  • Japanese

International programs

  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours
Address
Garden Terrace Underdale SA 5032
School Location
Distance from City
4 km
Year of Establishment
1965
School Population
680
Years
8 – 12
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Underdale High School

Located only five minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes from the beach, Underdale High School is nestled in spacious grounds adjoining the prestigious river parklands providing a safe and attractive environment in which to live and study. Underdale High School is a modern comprehensive high school for year 8 – 12 students, providing a world class education for local and overseas students. The schools vision is to nurture resilient, optimistic and courageous individuals to strive for bright futures. The school is committed to working with students to provide and deliver a student-centred curriculum within a supportive learning environment and to celebrate diversity.

Address
Garden Terrace Underdale SA 5032
Distance from City
4 km
Year of Establishment
1965
School Population
680
Years
8 – 12


Department for Education and Child Development
T/A South Australian Government Schools
CRICOS Provider Number: 00018A
www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au

School facilities and resources

  • Music and drama suites
  • Extensive resource centre with internet access and large collection of ESL resources
  • Modern automotive centre
  • IBM computer networked suites
  • Modern gymnasium and weights room
  • Sporting facilities including tennis courts, large oval, 3 soccer pitches (with lighting), 8 tennis courts and 2 basketball courts
  • Year 12 study room and senior school sub-school area
  • Homework centre

Special interest programs

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) Years 8–10
  • International Football (Soccer) Academy preparing students for the world scene Years 8–12
  • Gifted and talented education program Years 8-10
  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) – automotive technology, information technology, hospitality Years 10-12

Sporting activities

  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Athletics

International programs

  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

Student support services

  • On-going ESL support and small group programs at all levels
  • International Student Program team including Deputy Principal, coordinator and support officer
  • Two school counsellors and career counsellor
  • Student well-being team and sub-school directors
  • Bilingual support officers
  • Mentors from the school and community to support students
  • Soccer manager
  • Support of individual elite athletes
  • Dedicated pastoral care program
  • Student ‘buddy’ system

Co-curricular clubs and competitions

  • Student voice and leadership opportunities
  • Academic and problem-solving competitions including Futures Problem-solving, Tournament of Minds and subject-specific competitions
  • Debating and public speaking groups, chess and science clubs
  • Music bands and the annual drama production (drama, music and dance)
  • Interschool sporting competitions
  • Adventure skills and outdoor education
  • Community service opportunities
  • Enterprise opportunities including Young Achievers and Australian Business Week

Strong focus areas

  • Thinking skills and learning methodologies
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Automotive
  • English as a Second Language

Languages

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Greek
  • German
  • Japanese

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