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 school is also a special interest high school for netball and Australian Rules Football 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
  • Innovative technologies
  • Visual and performing arts


  • Resource centre
  • Performing arts centre – auditorium, drama suite
  • Visual arts studios - art, design, sculpture
  • Trade Training Centre including electro-technology lab
  • Advanced technology facilities - 3D printer, laser cutters, CAD and CAM technologies, programming and robotics
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, ovals, netball and tennis courts
  • Imagination Centre - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facility

Special interest programs

  • Netball * (Years 8-11)
  • Australian Rules Football * (Years 8-11)
  • 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) – dance, electrotechnology (Years 10-12)
  • *Selective entry program


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

Support services

  • International Student Program Manager
  • English language support
  • International Student Academic Support Officer

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
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Orienteering
  • Self-defence
  • Softball, volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Student Representative Council - leadership
  • Dance, aerobic and hip-hop teams
  • Drama club
  • Art club

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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