Welcome to Balaklava High School

Why choose Balaklava High School?  What makes it stand out from the crowd?  The list is extensive and includes aspects such as our focus on the whole child and working in partnership with our young people and their families to achieve individual success for all, our superior Agriculture program, our new and revitalised school grounds and facilities that will soon be complete with new buildings and full sized outdoor basketball court, our state of the art STEM and Performing Arts facilities and programs, our wellbeing focus with male and female counsellors, our broad academic offerings, literacy and numeracy extension and intervention classes and our expert teachers who provide engaging teaching and learning opportunities.  The list goes on and there is much to celebrate about Balaklava High School as has been the case for nearly 100 years.

Situated in the heart of the Wakefield Plains approximately 100 kilometres north of Adelaide, Balaklava High School provides high quality secondary education for students mainly from Balaklava, Mallala, Owen and Port Wakefield Primary Schools.

At Balaklava High School, we strive to engage all of our students in dynamic learning through the implementation of highly effective, modern, research based teaching and learning programs.  Connecting with individual students by building positive relationships and providing relevant, contemporary subject offerings is vital for student success.

Relationships are the basis of everything in schools and it is vital that we make connections with each young person and their family.  To do this, we have a school wide focus on Restorative Practices and we work to build strong relationships with, and amongst, our students.  We work with our students to repair their relationships with others when the need arises.

Whilst the core focus of any school is teaching and learning, Balaklava High School takes an additional approach of focusing on students as individuals by also supporting their wellbeing. To do this, the school offers a variety of programs and resources including the Doctors on Campus program, access to mental health providers and by having a male and a female counsellor available at the school for students to access.

The expansion of the school’s Enhanced Learning Hub (ELH) offers one of the most dynamic aspects of students’ academic and wellbeing success.  The ELH not only provides a supervised space for students to study a variety of programs independently but it also offers guided literacy and numeracy extension and intervention support, access to the school’s specialist music program, fitness programs, cooking club and mentoring, all with the support of specialist teachers.

Whether in terms of the diverse range of learning, technology, musical, sporting or wellbeing opportunities offered, there is something for everyone at Balaklava High School and I invite you to contact us at the school if you’d like to know any more or to make an appointment to visit us.