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 campus with scenic views of the ocean. The school curriculum emphasizes the importance of learning within the local and global communities and provides opportunities for students to develop skills needed for the future, creative thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and team work. The school is within walking distance of the Hallett Cove Conservation Park which is of international significance. The Hallett Cove Shopping Centre is nearby and the popular shopping and entertainment complexes of Westfield Marion and Colonnades are only 20 minutes away. Transport includes bus and train which are close to the school.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Specialist sports
  • Outdoor recreation, aquatics and fitness
  • Marine studies
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Visual and performing arts


  • Dedicated Junior, Middle and High School spaces
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasiums, volleyball courts and football/cricket ovals
  • Art rooms
  • Dance studio and drama centre
  • Specialist facilities for fashion and textiles, hospitality and cafe skills, photography
  • Japanese language classrooms
  • Marine studies laboratory
  • Music suites and recording studio
  • Science laboratories
  • School canteen
  • Weights room

Special interest programs

  • Volleyball * (Years 8–11)
  • Soccer * (Years 8-12)
  • Marine Studies (Year 11)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – digital media, sports fitness, plumbing, electrotechnology, wood work, metal work, electronics, design (Years 10-12)
  • * Selective entry program


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

Support services

  • International Program manager
  • International Program support liaison officer
  • Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Indonesian, Greek, German and Japanese support teachers
  • English language support - after school ESL lesson club
  • Social activities and cultural events for international students including excursions
  • International community room with well being support and food facilities
  • Buddy system for new students
  • Student Representative Council
  • After and during school tuition support program

Co-curricular sports

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

Other co-curricular activities

  • NEW surfing program - 10 week course in Term 1, 2018 ($300 for 10 x 2 hour lessons at Moana Beach - all equipment supplied)
  • School productions - dance, drama, music and visual arts
  • Ski trip (August of each year)
  • Playing music/singing in school bands
  • Advanced technology project - science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) 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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