Principal's Welcome

Nestled in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Heathfield High School is in an idyllic setting for local and international students, just 15 minutes from central Adelaide, yet surrounded by bushland that abounds with native flora and fauna.

Built in 1963, our school quickly grew to earn a reputation for its commitment to excellence in education. This reputation continues to grow, as the school demands the best from both its teachers and students.

Our school is committed to innovation and excellence. This commitment challenges us to deliver both quality and diversity in the programs we provide.

We have a strong and cherished sense of tradition, and a genuine pride in the achievements of our past and present students.

At Heathfield High School, we recognise that choosing a secondary school is one of the most important decisions parents, carers and students will ever make. Schools are in a privileged position of helping to shape young lives, and our school is passionate about supporting your child’s learning journey.

Our staff work closely with students to understand their interests, abilities and ambitions from a dynamic, richly-resourced program. The school focuses on the joy of ongoing learning, providing students with the tools to learn and think for themselves, with an aim of unlocking the individual passion in each and every student.

Our high level academic achievements, vocational training and extra-curricular activities on offer at Heathfield High School are extensive, and give our students the skills needed to embrace challenging times, yet also be innovative and creative thinkers.

Heathfield High School is a special interest sports school offering Volleyball in Years 8 to 11. The program continues to be Australia’s premier school-based program, providing an enhanced opportunity for the pursuit of sporting excellence, within a school environment that encourages educational excellence. Heathfield again became National Schools Cup Champions in Melbourne this year, affirming our place as Australia’s number one volleyball school.

The School’s international program features overseas tours to Asia and Europe, along with short term visits from schools worldwide.

Our school community is exceptionally welcoming of students from overseas, with many families enjoying the opportunities to host students in their homes.

Heathfield High School is a vibrant social environment that reflects the highly desirable features of the local Hills community.

I encourage you to contact me for a Principal’s tour and insight into our incredible school.

Alistair Brown


“... I am proud of our quality facilities
     and our passionate staff members ...”