Blackwood High School

Blackwood High School

Blackwood High School Introduction

School facilities and resources

  • New Visual Arts Centre
  • New Gymnasium Community Recreation Centre and dance studio
  • New Performing Arts Centre with an excellent multipurpose Auditorium, Drama Space, teaching areas and Recording Studio
  • IBM Computer networked laboratories, dedicated computer suites, Technology, Home Economics, Music, Visual Arts and Science
  • Library with internet access
  • Sporting facilities include netball and tennis courts, 2 large sports ovals and access to Blackwood Recreation Centre facilities and programs
  • A dedicated Year 12 Centre

Strong focus areas

  • The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) and strong links with the cluster primary schools including Transition Programs
  • Information Technology, Performing Arts and Sport
  • Links with the local Community through facilities and service organisations

Special interest programs

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP)
  • Extensive Music and Performing Arts Program with bands, orchestra, Instrumental tuition, music industry skills, plays, Drama and Dance performances and a major annual production
  • Enterprise and Vocational Education pathway programs


  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

Student support services

  • ESL support and small group programs
  • International Student support program
  • Student counsellors
  • Pastoral care programs (Yrs 8-12)
  • Peer support programs
  • School chaplain

Recent school awards and achievements

  • IBMYP Accreditation
  • IBMYP Workshop Leaders and School Visit and Evaluation team member
  • International School Evaluator
  • Best Sports School in SA, winner (15 of past 17 years)

Sporting activities

  • State Junior and Senior Rugby champions for 7 of the past 8 years
  • Students involved in a wide range of individual and team sports in local, statewide, national and international competitions

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Student representative council - student voice
  • Mooting Challenge and debating
  • Adventure skills, orienteering

Industry and training partnerships

  • CISCO Network Program Academy, delivering CCNA and Information Technology Essentials 1
  • Vocational Education & Training partnerships with local community, Mitsubishi Australia, industry bodies and service clubs

Community alliances

  • Community Links Program
  • Regional Tourism Network
  • Mitcham Council Youth Programs

International programs

  • High School Program
  • Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

Blackwood High School is a large metropolitan high school renowned for its achievements in academics, performing arts and sport. Students develop global connections through the internationally accredited International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program in Years 8-10. We offer the South Australian Certificate of Eduction in Years 11 and 12.

The school overlooks native bushland and is only 20 minutes from the centre of Adelaide and even closer to recreational parks, cinemas, good transport and
large, welcoming community shopping centres.



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