Para Hills High School

Para Hills High School is located adjacent to Parafield Airport and close to the University of South Australia (UniSA) - Mawson Lakes campus. Close to public transport and only 25minutes from the city, Para Hills High School prides itself on academic and vocational pathways for students and works closely with 10 other high schools, the UniSA and local businesses to encourage success. The school has a very caring and supportive atmosphere. Local students’ families come from a diverse range of nationalities. This diversity is seen as very positive by students, staff and families.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Music (contemporary)
  • Sport
  • Career and learning pathway counselling
  • Information technology
  • Electro technology


  • All computers throughout school with internet access
  • Excellent library services
  • Learning links with UniSA, in particular for sciences
  • Strong networking with other schools in vocational education, international education and student support
  • Music room
  • Vocational learning centre
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, oval, cricket nets and basketball courts

Special interest programs

  • Music – careers pathways programs Years 8-12
  • Performing arts program including dance, design, fine arts Years 8-12
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Years 10-12


  • English as a Second language (ESL)
  • Japanese

Support services

  • Ongoing ESL support
  • International Student Program manager
  • International Student Program support staff
  • Career counselling team
  • Two student counsellors
  • Pastoral care classes incorporating individual learning and career planning
  • Middle schooling support programs
  • Student ‘buddy’ system

Co-curricular sports

  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Indoor cricket
  • Badminton
  • Netball

Other co-curricular activities

  • District, state and international sporting competitions
  • Annual sports day
  • Regular athletics carnivals
  • Lunchtime sports activities including soccer, basketball and indoor gym
  • Student Government
  • ICAS English competition (Uni NSW)
  • National academic competitions in mathematics and science
  • Weightlifting

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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