Balaklava High School

Balaklava High School

Balaklava High School Introduction

Balaklava High School is located 90 km north of Adelaide, mid way between
the Clare Valley wine district and the beautiful coastline of Yorke Peninsula. Balaklava is a small, rural township, which is surrounded by agricultural land.

Students come from a diversity of backgrounds, including: long established farming communities, small hobby farms, rural townships and families who have shifted from the northern suburbs of Adelaide seeking a rural lifestyle.

School facilities and resources

  • Four IBM computer laboratories, networked, internet access
  • Community resource centre
  • Sporting facilities include a gym, weights room and two large ovals
  • Technology facilities to support working with wood, metals, plastics and photography
  • Art facilities
  • Agricultural land and livestock
  • Bus service
  • Performing arts facilities for drama and music
  • Commercial cookery facilities

Strong focus areas

  • Agriculture
  • Performing Arts and Drama
  • Middle Schooling
  • Student Wellbeing

Special interest programs

  • Engineering Pathways
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - programs including engineering, hospitality, caring industries, retail, horticulture and tourism.


  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • French

Student support services

  • ESL support
  • International student focus person
  • Student counsellor
  • School chaplain
  • Student forum
  • Comprehensive Pastoral Care Program
  • Careers counselling


Recent school awards and achievements

  • Excellence in Vocational Education and Training, state finalist

Sporting activities

  • State Knockout competitions in football, netball, basketball, cricket, tennis
  • Equestrian competitions
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor education
  • Athletics

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Public speaking
  • Concert band and singing ensemble
  • National academic competitions in maths, science, French, English

Industry and training partnerships

  • Work-place training in a broad range of local industries

Community alliances

International programs

  • Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours





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