Principal’s Message

Welcome to Birdwood High School

Welcome to Birdwood High School, where, for more than 85 years, educating and caring for children and young adults has been our priority. Our school is a vibrant community where students happily engage in learning. With the support of highly qualified educators, students are encouraged to think critically, communicate courageously and develop a deep respect for themselves as part of a broad, diverse community.

Our school is a place where students come to realise that with determination they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. In 2017 our school community endorsed Excellence, Creativity and Opportunity as core values underpinning our school motto Labor Omnia Vincit’. Students are encouraged to continuously reflect on themselves as learners as they engage in leadership roles, enjoy a broad range of cultural, international, sporting and innovative community learning experiences and projects.

At Birdwood, everything we do is for your child’s success and wellbeing and as such learning and teaching is our focus. Our contemporary curriculum and the capabilities, aim to provide opportunities, inspire and develop students’ skills in critical thinking, teamwork, cooperation and creativity in pursuit of excellence.

Our school is part of the history of South Australia and of education in this State. Birdwood High School has been carefully planned to promote the sense of belonging and continuously draws on its strong and rich history as it moves to develop and implement modern learning spaces and equipment. To work in the jobs for tomorrow, students require strong skills in science, technology, engineering and maths as well as enterprise skills like problem solving, creative thinking and critical analysis. Students can draw on inspiration from our old scholars and industry partners as they work collectively to solve real life problems.

Beyond Birdwood High School, our students continue the friendships forged at school and with their community. They join a network of accomplished Alumnae who remain connected with their school, wherever they are in the world.

I encourage you to explore the community of Birdwood High School further, through this website and by arranging a visit with us soon.

Heather Makris
Principal

 

News

Year 9 Camp

Year 9 Camp

Fifty Year 9 students will travel to a chilly Ballarat for a 4 day camp in ...

Year 8/9 PEoL

Year 8/9 PEoL

Research shows that parent involvement with their students’ progress can make ...

Year 10 PEoL and Senior School Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences

Year 10 PEoL and Senior School Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences

On the 9th and 10th of May the Year 10 PEoL will take place....

Principal's Welcome Blog

Principal's Welcome Blog

From time to time I hope to share with you my observations and insights into the...

Events

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First Day 2018

29 January 2018School Events

Term 1 – 29th January – 13th April, 2018

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First Day 2018

29 January 2018School Events

Term 1 – 29th January – 13th April, 2018

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Year 8 Splash Carnival

02 February 2018

Year 8 Splash Carnival is an opportunity for students to come together at the local pool and spend the day getting to know on another and as part of their Advisory team building exercises.  More information will be made available soon regarding cost, what to bring on the day.

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Year 8-12 Acquaintance Evening

06 February 2018

Families are invited to come and meet us over a shared BBQ and meet Advisory Teacher and the Leadership Team.  Families are welcome to bring a plate to share.

School Tours

Tours

We encourage prospective parents and students to join the principal for morning tea and to tour our site to see first hand the authentic learning and teaching available at Birdwood High School.  Each tour is personalised and the time is taken to answer all questions and queries.  For further information please contact  Bronwyn Taheny, Executive Assistant to the Principal and Enrolment Officer via email or phone 85685100.

Next Tour

16 February
2018

Our Curriculum

Curriculum