William Light R-12 School

William Light R-12 School

William Light R-12 School Introduction

William Light R12 School is situated in the south-western suburbs of Adelaide close to recreational parks and the beach, providing a safe and attractive environment in which to live and study.

Within 3km, a large community shopping, and cinema complex are to be found as are the International and Domestic terminals of Adelaide Airport.

School facilities and resources

  • Multi media theatre
  • 6 dedicated computing suites
  • Resource centre with large collection of resources, internet access
  • Gymnasium
  • School hall
  • Student canteen and cafeteria
  • International student centre
  • Sporting facilities include basketball courts, 2 large sports ovals and cricket field

Strong focus areas

  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology (IT)

Special interest programs

  • Extensive Music Program with bands, instrumental tuition
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - programs including information technology, hospitality and business


  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Student support services

  • ESL support
  • International student focus person
  • Careers counsellor
  • Student welfare coordinator
  • Bi-lingual support officers
  • Student buddy system

Recent school awards and achievements

  • Sir Mark Oliphant Science Award
  • Chinese Chamber of Commerce Language Award
  • National mathematics competitions, high distinctions

Sporting activities

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

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Falie Adventure Sailing

Industry and training partnerships

  • Future Connect - employment initiative

Community alliances

  • Community Links Program
  • Regional Tourism Network

International programs

  • Primary School Program
  • High School Program
  • Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

Sister school relationships

  • Nanshan Foreign Language School, Shenzhen, China


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