Birdwood High School

Birdwood High School

Birdwood High School Introduction

Birdwood High School is nestled in the beautiful, rural environment of the Adelaide
Hills only 32kms from the heart of Adelaide. Birdwood is the home of the National Motor Museum and hosts a number of popular motoring events throughout the year.

School facilities and resources

  • Extensive school grounds including a conservation park
  • Large, fully enclosed gymnasium
  • Cabled computer network throughout the school
  • Modern, well-equipped resource centre
  • Facility to purchase both hot/cold lunch on campus
  • School bus service
  • Excellent sporting facilities
  • Agricultural farm

Strong focus areas

  • Learning to Learn
  • Performing Arts - Music
  • Broad Curriculum
  • Pathways

Special interest programs

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - programs including automotive, hospitality and tourism
  • Environment and sustainability


  • German

Student support services

  • Peer support program
  • Students with Special Needs Program
  • Careers counsellor
  • Student welfare co-ordinator
  • School chaplain
  • International student focus person
  • Student buddy system

Recent school awards and achievements

  • SAMTQ maths competition, finalist
  • Youth Parliament to Canberra, finalist
  • Conservation Park approved for reintroduction of native species
  • Royal Adelaide Agricultural and Horticultural Show, livestock trophy

Sporting activities

  • Tennis
  • Australian rules football, soccer
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Tournament of Minds - team problem solving competition
  • Academic competitions in maths, science and small business

Industry and training partnerships

Community alliances

International programs

  • Study Tours

Sister school relationships

  • Ota High School, Japan





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