Parafield Gardens High School

Parafield Gardens High School is situated 17 km north of Adelaide and provides a safe and attractive environment in which to live and study. The school is close to the Port River tourist precinct and is surrounded by beautiful parks, reserves, wetland areas and walking trails. Various recreational centres, shopping and entertainment complexes are also nearby. Parafield Gardens High School is close to Mawson Lakes and the Mawson Lakes Campus of the University of South Australia. The School offers a broad curriculum with both academic and vocational pathways.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Multimedia
  • Information and communication technology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts (Dance, Drama & Music)
  • Personalised learning and pathways
  • Health and Physical Education (including programs for Volleyball, Frisbee)
  • Student wellbeing and performance
  • English As An Additional Language & Dialect
  • Humanities
  • Languages, including Japanese, German, Vietnamese, & Nepali


  • Trade School including facilities for engineering
  • Performing arts area- special dance, music and theatre areas
  • Technology studies area
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, ovals and sports fields
  • Senior study area
  • International/Intercultural Student study room supported by bilingual Student Support Officers who speak Vietnamese & Khmer

Special interest programs

  • Acceleration program for students with high ability/potential (Year 11)
  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) – Hospitality, Community Services, Multimedia, Retail, Engineering, Electronics, Sport and Recreation, Gaming (Years 10-12)
  • Physical Education program (Years 8-12)
  • Languages (Vietnamese, Japanese, German, Nepali)


  • English as an Additional Language and Dialect (EAL/D) (Years 8-12)
  • Japanese (Years 8-12)
  • German (Years 8-10)
  • Nepali (Years 8-12)
  • Vietnamese (Years 8-12)
  • Other languages are available via School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • International/Intercultural Student Representative Committee
  • Bilingual and Community Liaison Officers
  • Mentoring program
  • Student buddy system
  • Intercultural Hub

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Archery
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • European handball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Tchuok Ball
  • Fitness Circuits/ Boxing
  • Weights Training

Other co-curricular activities

  • Dance groups &specialized sport coaches
  • Math's Olympics
  • Music - rock bands, instrumental tuition

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 on uniform, laptop, special interest programs and school camps.

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