Welcome to Balaklava High School
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.
Balaklava High School has serviced the community for over 100 years with a proud tradition of providing broad subject choice and quality programs, in a highly supportive environment that challenges students and sets them up for individual success both at school and after they graduate to reach their full potential.
Connecting with individual students by building positive relationships and providing relevant, current subject offerings is vital for student success. We focus on the whole child and working in partnership with our young people and their families to achieve individual success for all.
We also support students’ wellbeing and personal development through a variety of programs and resources including a School Mental Health Practitioner, access to mental health providers and we have both male and female counsellors available at the school for students to access.
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.
Our school values are Positive Relationships, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and we encourage students to live by these principles in the classroom, the yard, on the bus and online.
Over the past few years our facilities have been upgraded to state of the art including modular general learning areas, contemporary Visual Art rooms, a large Performing Arts suite, modern Home Economics Centre and upgrades to existing buildings. Over this same period of time, we have also upgraded our grounds to include a full sized basketball court, more shelter for students and expensive grassed areas for students to access. This year we have installed new outdoor gym/play equipment, which, with our footy goal posts and student led lunch time activities occurring, provide options for our students to fill their breaks.
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. I invite you to contact us at the school if you’d like to know any more, to make an enrolment enquiry or to make an appointment for a school tour. Come and find out exactly what makes Balaklava High School so special.