Blackwood High School

Blackwood High School has a strong tradition of academic, sporting and artistic excellence. Located in the foothills of Adelaide only 20 minutes by public transport from the city centre, the school overlooks native bushland and is close to recreational parks, cinemas, good transport and large shopping centres. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) is offered to all students in Years 8-10 to prepare them thoroughly for senior high school and the challenges of an emerging, globalised world. The school is also a special interest high school for netball and offers an enrichment program for gifted and talented students.

International programs

  • Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC)
  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • English
  • Physical education
  • International Baccalaureate curriculum
  • Visual and performing arts

Facilities

  • Performing arts centre – auditorium, drama suite
  • Visual arts studios - art, design, sculpture
  • Trade Training Centre
  • Advanced electrotechnology centre - 3D printer, wood and metal laser cutters
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, ovals, netball and tennis courts

Special interest programs

  • Netball * (Years 8-10)
  • Australian Rules Football * (Years 8-11)
  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) (Years 8-10)
  • Music - bands, orchestra, instrumental tuition, music industry skills (Years 8-12)
  • Performing Arts – drama and dance performances, major annual production (Years 8-12)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – construction, hospitality, engineering, electrotechnology (Years 10-12)
  • *Selective entry program

Languages

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8-12)
  • German (Years 8-12)
  • Japanese (Years 8-12)
  • Spanish Beginners (Years 11-12)
  • Other languages with School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager

Co-curricular sports

  • Aquatics - swimming, surfing, snorkelling, canoeing, sailing, kayaking
  • Athletics – cross-country, track and field
  • Australian Rules football, soccer
  • Badminton, table tennis, tennis
  • Baseball, lacrosse
  • Basketball, netball
  • European handball
  • Gaelic and touch football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Orienteering
  • Self defence
  • Softball, volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Dance, aerobic and hip-hop teams

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers. 
Vocational Education and Training (VET) course options may be subject to change. 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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