Balaklava High School

Balaklava High School is located 92kms from Adelaide in the mid north region of South Australia. The town of Balaklava is just 23 km from the head of the Gulf of St Vincent and on route to the popular tourist destination of the Flinders Ranges. Balaklava services the local farming district; wheat, cereal and mixed farming are the main activities. Balaklava High School provides both academic and vocational pathways and is known in the region as a very caring and supportive school.

International programs

  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Information technology (IT)
  • Academic and vocational pathways
  • Literacy


  • Networked computer laboratories
  • School community library with internet access and large collection of ESL resources
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, tennis courts, sports ovals and hockey field
  • Agricultural facilities
  • Distance education facility
  • School bus service

Special interest programs

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - engineering, building construction, retail, community services, office administration, agriculture, commercial cookery, hospitality operations, woodwork, metalwork, plastics, hair and beauty, tourism, sport and recreation Years 10-12


  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • French

Support services

  • Ongoing ESL support and small group programs at all levels
  • International Student Program manager
  • Student welfare co-ordinator
  • Careers counsellor

Co-curricular sports

  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Australian Rules football
  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Swimming

Other co-curricular activities

  • Debating
  • Student voice and class meetings – leadership opportunities
  • Engineering design and construction
  • International Pedal Prix competition – engineering design and construction, 24 hour pedal–powered race
Visit school website for information and additional costs (where applicable) on uniform, laptop and calculator requirements; special interest programs and school camps.

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