Australia South Australia, Australia
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  • Public

Blackwood High School

Established: 1961
IB
City
STEM

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    860
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Short-Term, Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester

School Description

Blackwood High School has a strong tradition of academic, sporting and artistic excellence.
Located in the foothills of Adelaide only 20 minutes by public transport from the city centre, the school overlooks native bushland and is close to recreational parks, cinemas, good transport and large shopping centres. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) is offered to all students in Grades 8-10 to prepare them thoroughly for senior high school and the challenges of an emerging, globalised world. The school is also a special interest high school for netball and Australian Rules Football and offers an enrichment program for gifted and talented students.

  • 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 9% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
No
Speciality Programs
Netball * (Years 8-11) Australian Rules Football * (Years 8-11) International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) (Years 8-10) Music - bands, orchestra, instrumental tuition, music industry skills (Years 8-12) Performing Arts – drama and dance performances, major annual production (Years 8-12) Vocational Education and Training (VET) – dance, electrotechnology (Years 10-12) *Selective entry program
Sports
Aerobics, Aquatics, Aussie Football, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Canoeing, Cricket, Cross Country Running, Dance, Dance - Hip Hop, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Netball, Orienteering, Sailing, Snorkeling, Soccer, Softball, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Football, Track and Field, Volleyball
Arts
3D Design, Dance, Drama Production, Performing Arts, Photography, Theater, Video And Digital Imaging, Visual Arts
Music
Band, Instrument Cello, Instrument Clarinet, Instrument Contrabass, Instrument Eguitar, Instrument Guitar, Instrument Saxophone, Instrument Trombone, Instrument Trumpet, Instrument Viola, Instrument Violin, Percussion, Vocal
Languages
German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
Clubs and Extracurricular
Dance Team, Drama Club, Leadership Club, Recreational Sports, Vocal Music
Accepting Students in Grades
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
13-18
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
The Special Interest Football Program is open to boys in Year 8 – 11 and girls from Years 10.Selective entry. The Netball program is open to girls who demonstrate talent and potential in Netball, and in 2022, is available as a subject in Years 7 to 11. Selective entry.

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