Underdale High School

Underdale High School is nestled in spacious grounds adjoining the river parklands, just 5km west of the Adelaide city centre, 2km from the airport and 10km from the sea and some of Adelaide’s best sandy white beaches. The school provides a student-centred learning experience for Years 8-12, attracting students from diverse cultural backgrounds. High expectations and standards of work quality, punctuality and attendance ensure that students learn to become responsible in their learning and behaviour. Quality differentiated teaching and a targetted support program ensures all students benefit from educational challenges that meet their learning needs. Student well being is a priority for all staff. Underdale High School offers a range of programs and initiatives for students including soccer and automotive technology.

International programs

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

School focus

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Thinking skills and learning methodologies
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Automotive
  • Soccer
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


  • Music and drama suites
  • Resource centre with large collection of English resources
  • Automotive trade training centre
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, tennis courts, oval, soccer pitches, weights room, tennis and basketball courts
  • Senior school study centre
  • STEM Centre

Special interest programs

  • International Football (Soccer) Academy - preparing students for the world scene*(Years 8–12)
  • Netball (Year 8)
  • Integrated Gifted and Talented Education* (Years 8-10)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – automotive (onsite), comprehensive range offered through Western Adelaide Secondary Schools Network (off site) (Years 10-12)
  • * selective entry program


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8 -12)
  • Greek (Year 8 - 12)
  • Japanese (Year 8 -12)
  • Other languages with the School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • International Student Program team
  • Bilingual support officers
  • Student buddy system
  • Wellbeing team

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football, soccer, futsal, rugby
  • Badminton, tennis
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Music – instrumental and voice tuition, bands
  • Outdoor education and adventure skills
  • Environmental group
  • Community and enterprise opportunities
  • Student Voice - students taking responsibility within the school community

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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