Wirreanda Secondary School

Wirreanda Secondary School is situated in the southern suburbs of Adelaide close to beautiful beaches and the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula and Mclaren Vale wine region. The word 'Wirreanda' is an indigenous Australian word for  'place where wallabies live under tall trees.' The natural bushland environment of the school provides the perfect setting for students to achieve their personal best. The school is well served by public transport, providing convenient and quick access to the Adelaide city centre. Wirreanda Secondary School is recognised as one of South Australia's premier specialist sport schools providing talented student athletes with pathways that support high achievement in an educational context. Students develop high level skills and an insight into sport related studies including coaching, physiology and biomechanics.

International programs

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

School focus

  • Sport and physical education
  • Digital technology
  • Learner Wellbeing
  • STEM


  • Performing arts centre
  • Digital learning hub
  • Designated senior learning space for Year 11 and 12 students
  • Home economics centre with commercial kitchen
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasiums, cricket nets, ovals, weights room, climbing wall, badminton, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts
  • Woodwork, metalwork, and plastics facilities
  • Art and photography facilities

Special interest programs

  • Sports - athletic development, exercise physiology, coaching, officiating, biomechanics, sports medicine, psychology (Years 8-11)
  • Outdoor Education - surfing, aquatics, bushwalking, rock climbing, cycling, camping (Years 10-12)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - sport and recreation, music industry, hospitality - kitchen operations, doorways to construction, doorways plus (Years 10-12)
  • Marine Science (Year 11 - Semester 1 only)


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) support (Years 8-13)
  • French (Years 8-13) (Can be arranged via private tutor)
  • Spanish (Year 8 - 10)
  • Other languages with the School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International student programs manager
  • Counsellors and psychologists on site

Co-curricular sports

  • Australian Rules football, soccer
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Orienteering, rock climbing
  • Strength and conditioning program

Other co-curricular activities

  • Student Voice - leadership
  • Dance group
  • Gaming group
  • Digital leaders (digital/technology focus) group
  • Art group
  • Physical strength and conditioning group

Languages, Co-curricular sports, Co-curricular activities and specialised programs may be subject to student numbers and additional costs. 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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