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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the Adelaide High School website!Image of Anita Zocchi

I trust the information contained within our website provides you with a sense of our school and all that we offer.

We are a united community, whose focus is to work diligently, in order to offer students a vast range of learning opportunities. Our learning environment is orderly and positive, and we place great importance on supporting students to achieve personal, academic, aesthetic and sporting goals, while developing positive relationships. We place great importance on a respectful and welcoming environment to support student to achieve their personal best.

Our professional and capable team of teaching and support staff respond to students’ individual learning needs by offering a broad curriculum and extension, enrichment and acceleration opportunities. We aim to engage all students in challenging, purposeful and inclusive learning activities. Staff demonstrate a strong commitment to the school in both curricular and co-curricular programs. This comment can be seen in our extensive subject offerings, our Special Interest Language, Rowing and Cricket programs, our Centre for Hearing Impaired and broad co-curricular opportunities.

The ideal of global citizenship is reflected in all aspects of school life. It is mirrored in the interactions between students and between staff and students in the everyday pattern of school life where students from over sixty different cultural backgrounds work in harmony. Students are offered opportunities to develop globally relevant personal understandings through engagement with intercultural perspectives on issues.  This breadth and depth of perspective develops students with creative, community focussed leadership skills. Sister School links and international exchanges and study programs further support students to become successful learners in a global context. The development of international perspectives and international mindedness is infused in all aspects of school life.

School tradition creates and sustains an ethos of achievement. The traditions and culture underpinning the school are nurtured and supported by the school community and the active involvement of the Old Scholars Association. Excellence, application, endeavour, achievement, service and commitment to the ideals of an education "Not only for school but for life" have been widely celebrated within the school since it was founded in 1908. Public acknowledgement and promotion of pride in student achievement include student recognition at whole school formal assemblies and public celebration of student achievement within and beyond the school.

Examples of our school in action demonstrate our consistent focus on high expectations and our goal of developing each student to their maximum potential enabling them to be effective citizens in a diverse international community. I invite you to explore our website and to take advantage of the programs we offer.

Anita Zocchi
Principal