Birdwood High School

Birdwood High School is situated in the northern Adelaide hills, just 43 km from the centre of Adelaide. The school has developed an excellent reputation for catering to the needs of all its students in a caring, collaborative and success-oriented environment. Birdwood High School is a metropolitan school yet maintains strong connections with the country with many students attending from nearby rural communities. Transport is available from the city via Tea Tree Gully and school buses bring students from surrounding districts. Birdwood is home to the National Motor Museum, a major tourist attraction alongside events such as the Bay to Birdwood Vintage Car Rally. The area is also home to a growing number of boutique wineries and gourmet food producers which provide the school with valuable partnerships and work experience opportunities for students.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Personalised learning
  • Extra support for all students through a strong advisory structure
  • Project based learning
  • Information technology
  • Multimedia
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Agriculture


  • Vineyard and winery
  • Agriculture laboratory
  • Performing and visual arts centre
  • Trade Training Centre including industry standard engineering and food processing equipment
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, oval and sports fields
  • School Conservation Park
  • Flexible learning spaces across years 8-10

Special interest programs

  • Academy of Innovative Learning ( AIL) – personalised learning and mentoring program (Years 8-10)
  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) – big picture academy (year 10), gourmet foods, bakery, barista, automotive industry pathways, engineering industry pathways (years 10-12)


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8-10)

Support services

  • International Student Program manager
  • Student buddy system

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian rules football, soccer, rugby
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Table tennis, tennis

Other co-curricular activities

  • Café business – fundraising, special events
  • Participation in regional agricultural competitions
  • Music – school bands, instrumental tuition (at an additional cost), vocal ensembles
  • Public speaking competitions

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers
Vocational Education and Training (VET) course options may be subject to change and require students to make an additional payment. 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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