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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. Underdale High School offers a range of programs and initiatives for students including soccer, gifted education and automotive technology.

International programs

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

School focus

  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
  • Thinking skills and learning methodologies
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Automotive


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

Special interest programs

  • International Football (Soccer) Academy - preparing students for the world scene (Years 8–12)
  • Netball (Year 8)
  • Gifted and Talented Education (Years 8-10)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) – sport and recreation, automotive, information and communication technology, hospitality, massage, tourism (Years 10-12)


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8 -12)
  • Greek (Years 8)
  • Japanese (Years 8)
  • Other languages can be accommodated by the Secondary School of Languages

Support services

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

Co-curricular sports

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

Other co-curricular activities

  • Debating and public speaking groups
  • Chess and science clubs
  • Music – instrumental and voice tuition, bands
  • Outdoor education and adventure skills
  • Environmental group
  • Community and enterprise opportunities

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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