Mount Barker High School

Mount Barker High School is located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, close to the picturesque villages of Stirling and Aldgate and the tourist centre of Hahndorf. Many families are involved in agriculture, horticulture, farming, small business and tourism in the local area, while others commute to the city for work which is only 30 minutes away. The school has large attractive grounds and is close to recreational parks, shopping centres and a large cinema complex. 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. Students can study Agriculture from year 8 through to year 12 and specialist STEM classes exist in years 9 and 10. Mount Barker High School is recognised as a leader in teaching Positive Education by using positive psychology approaches.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Positive Psychology in learning
  • Outdoor Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)¶
  • Agriculture
  • Vocational Education


  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Resource Centre
  • Music, Drama. Art, Home Economics and Technology Suites
  • Large agricultural complex – gardens, animal enclosures
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium and ovals
  • STEM suites

Special interest programs

  • Agriculture (Years 8-12)
  • Vocational Educational and Training (VET) – Electrotechnology, Cabinet Making, Aged Care, Music.
  • Outdoor Education ( Years 10 to 12)
  • Dance (Years 8 and 9)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) (Years 9-10)


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

Support services

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

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Music – Voice tuition, Instrumental tuition, Bands, Ensembles, Musical Performances, Dance and Drama
  • Creative Writing
  • Pedal Prix
  • Subject Competitions
  • Comedy club
  • Anime 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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