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 and TAFE. The school is internationally accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and offers a broad curriculum with both academic and vocational pathways.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Multimedia
  • Information and communication technology
  • Visual arts and performing arts
  • Personalised learning and pathways
  • Student wellbeing and performance


  • Trade School including facilities for electrotechnology, engineering and advanced manufacturing
  • Performing arts area
  • Technology studies area
  • Sporting facilities including gymnasium, ovals and sports fields
  • Senior study area

Special interest programs

  • Acceleration program for student wilh high ability/potential (Year 11)
  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) – hospitality, community services, multimedia, retail, engineering, electronics (Years 10-12)


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8-12)
  • Japanese (Years 8-12)
  • German (Years 8-12)
  • Other languages are available with School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • International Student Program coordinator
  • International student support group
  • Bilingual support officers
  • Mentoring program
  • Student buddy system

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Archery
  • Australian Rules football, touch football, soccer
  • Badminton, tennis, table tennis
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • European handball
  • Korfball, softball, sofcrosse
  • Ice hockey
  • Indoor bowls, croquet. frisbee, bocce
  • Lawn bowls
  • Rowing
  • Volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Debating team
  • Dance groups
  • Public speaking group
  • Media and film making clubs
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award adventure skills and community service
  • Tournament of minds (thinking skills) team
  • 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 and additional costs (where applicable) on uniform, laptop and calculator requirements; special interest programs and school camps.

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