Our School is very proud of the consistently strong results of our students. We believe this is due to positive partnerships with parents, caregivers and our highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated teaching and support staff. Our students are committed to achieving their best and demonstrate an interest in learning.
Extensive course and careers counselling with our Leaders in Student Engagement and Wellbieng and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in addition to our School Based Apprenticeship Broker, ensures students are given the time and encouragement to explore their future study and career aspirations.
Students are encouraged to maintain a balance between their academic pursuits and their involvement in the school’s many extra-curricular activities. Our Advisory Care program enhances students’ social and emotional development.
Enrichment and support programs are available to cater for individual learning needs and the provision of Senior School Tutorial, as well as Independent Study spaces, acknowledges the need for private study time as well as social interaction to help maintain a healthy balance between academic rigour and learning collaboratively.
All students choosing Innovative Learning (STEM) or Innovative Learning (Humanities/Arts) will have the opportunity to explore local and global issues that aim to develop empathy, compassion, awareness and problem solving through the Australian Curriculum. Students will be supported to develop critical and creative thinking skills necessary to flourish as a successful 21st century learner through our Values of Creativity, Excellence and Opportunity.
Students will develop perseverance and resilience through collaborative inquiry processes in partnership with industry and community. A focus on careers and pathways will be embedded to instil a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and life-long learning.
Learning Areas include Science, Technology and Mathematics
Students will solve real-world challenges using Inquiry and Problem Based Learning including:
Learning Areas may include History, Geography and The Arts
Students will identify issues and awareness through contemporary technological problems that impact social, ethical, legal, environmental or political perspectives including:
Balancing school work with extra-curricular activities ensures that students maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as develop skills such as time management, strategic thinking, and competitiveness. These skills are then immediately transferable to the classroom and lead to improved learning outcomes.
A selection of the extra-curricular and co-curricular programs are offered as part of our Student Life Program at the school, these include:
For further information on any of these programs please contact our school reception on 85685100
Birdwood High School is located in the Adelaide Hills almost 50 Km East of the Adelaide CBD.
South Australia 5234
tel: +61 (08) 8568 5100
fax: +61 (08) 8568 5222