Hallett Cove School (Secondary)

This is the High School Profile (Years 7-12) for Hallett Cove School. Hallett Cove School is a Reception to Year 12 school located in a southern coastal suburb of Adelaide and set on an attractive, large campus with scenic views of the ocean. The school curriculum emphasises the importance of learning within local and global communities and provides opportunities for students to develop skills and knowledge needed for the future, including creative thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and team work.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Specialist Sport Programs - soccer, volleyball
  • Sports - Outdoor Education, aquatics and surfing, Sports Studies, Health & Wellbeing, Nutrition
  • Sciences - Marine Studies, Earth and Environmental Science, Biomes and Food Security, Psychology
  • Technology - Architecture, Robotics, Game & App design, Advanced Manufacturing, Photography
  • Visual and Performing Arts - dance, music, drama, art
  • Other - Child Studies, Food & Hospitality, Business Innovation, Women's Studies, Legal Studies, Sustainable Hair & Beauty, Event Management


  • Dedicated Junior, Middle (2020 build) and High School Hubs
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasiums, basketball/volleyball/soccer courts and three ovals
  • Art rooms (new), dance studio, music recording studio (new with software) and drama performance centre
  • Specialist facilities for fashion and textiles, hospitality/cafe centre (new), Hair Salon (new)
  • Photography lab, Advanced Manufacturing centre (new)
  • Specialised computer areas e.g. CAD, Photoshop etc - all students have a school supplied Chromebook at no cost
  • Marine Studies laboratory with aquariums
  • Specialised STEM suites
  • School canteen
  • Weights room

Special interest programs

  • Volleyball * (Years 8–12) * Selective entry program
  • Soccer * (Years 8-12) * Selective entry program
  • Marine Studies (Years 10-12)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – Plumbing, Electrotechnology, Child Studies, music (Years 10-12)
  • Photography, Textiles
  • Legal Studies, Psychology, Horrible Histories, Journalism,
  • Politics/Propaganda and Media
  • Business Innovation
  • Sustainable Hair and Beauty
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Arts - Arts Showcase production, Choreographic Awards, School Production, Music Evenings, CTheatre Company Club on Wednesday after school


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 7-12)
  • Japanese (Years 7-12)
  • Other languages available with School of Languages

Support services

  • International Programs Manager
  • International liaison officer
  • Bilingual support staff onsite
  • Global Connections Hub (new)
  • Buddy system for new students
  • First Aid service

Co-curricular sports

  • Aquatics – surfing, reef snorkelling, body boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football, touch football, rugby, soccer
  • Baseball, basketball, netball
  • Badminton, tennis
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Hockey, softball
  • Indoor bowls, ten pin bowling
  • Martial arts, self defense
  • Sofcrosse, lacrosse
  • Volleyball, beach volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Surfing and Aquatics
  • School productions - dance, drama, music
  • Ski trip (August)
  • School band
  • Work Experience Week (Year 10 only)
  • Robotics club (progressed to National Championships 2020)
  • FIRST LEGO League Team (won Innovation Project Award 2020)
  • CTheatre Company 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, curriculum handbook, sports programs, International Program, Chromebooks (one-to-one learning)

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