Mount Barker High School

Mount Barker High School is located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, close to the tourist centre of Hahndorf and 30 minutes from Adelaide. Mount Barker High School offers a caring and supportive learning environment to all students. Strong community and industry alliances provide additional opportunities for students in education and training.  Mount Barker High School is recognised as a leader in teaching Positive Education by using positive psychology approaches.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Outdoor education
  • Physical education
  • Agriculture
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Positive psychology in learning


  • Specialist STEM facilities
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Resource Centre
  • Music, Drama, Art, Home Economics and Technology Suites
  • Agricultural complex
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium and ovals

Special interest programs

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) (Years 9 -10)
  • Outdoor Education ( Years 10 - 12)
  • Dance (Years 8 - 9)
  • Agriculture (Years 8- 12)
  • Vocational Educational and Training (VET) – electrotechnology, cabinet making, aged care, music (Years 10-12)


  • German (Years 8-12)
  • Other languages provided by the School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program Coordinator and Manager
  • Student Counsellors and Wellbeing Coaches

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football
  • Basketball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Music – Voice and Instrumental tuition, Bands, Ensembles, Musical Performances
  • Drama
  • Creative Writing
  • Subject Competitions
  • Anime club
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Pedal Prix
  • Equestrian

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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