How do I enrol my child at Heathfield High School?
Information about students commencing secondary school can be found at this link - https://www.education.sa.gov.au/parenting-and-child-care/your-childs-enrolment
Every year there is a state-wide transition process for year 7 students to go to public high schools. This transition process starts during term 1.
Currently, parents apply through this transition process when their child is in year 7. Starting in 2022, year 7 will be the first year of high school. For more information see the page year 7 to high school - https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites-and-facilities/year-7-high-school/year-7-high-school-information-parents
Year 7 students at public primary schools will receive application information from their school at the end of term 1 or beginning of term 2.
Please refer all queries about the application information to your child’s primary school.
Students at non-government schools can get application information from their local public high school, local education office, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the state-wide transition process, you can nominate your child for up to 3 non-local high schools, as well as your local (zoned) school. If your child currently goes to a combined school (eg reception to year 12), you can stay at that school or apply for another high school. You must apply by the due date.
After the transition process closes each year, schools will take late applications directly. Late applicants may have limited opportunity to attend a non-local high school or a school with a capacity management plan.
What is the process for students commencing year 7 in 2022
Starting in 2022, year 7 will be the first year of high school. For more information see the page year 7 to high school - https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites-and-facilities/year-7-high-school/year-7-high-school-information-parents
What school is my child zoned to?
What Special Interest Programs does Heathfield offer? (separate applications required)
Special Interest Volleyball is offered as a subject across years 8-11 and in year 12 students study physical education with the inclusion of volleyball. The program provides an enhanced opportunity for the pursuit of sporting excellence within a school environment. The combination of Special Interest Volleyball and traditional academic subjects has been cited for benefitting academic success and personal development.
Sports psychology, personal development and leadership skills are unique components to the program and are pivotal to the continued success of our squad.
Special Interest Volleyball students have the opportunity to take part in a number of tournaments held intrastate, interstate and overseas. National and state coaches assist with squad preparations in beach volleyball and in specialist areas of setting, passing and attacking.
Application information can be found here - https://www.hhs.sa.edu.au/volleyball-applications
Entrepreneurial specialist program
The Entrepreneurial Specialist Program is new to HHS in 2020 and we have our first cohort of year 8 students currently undertaking this course. Students in the program have a focus on developing the mindset required to be successful in the modern world. This includes the ability to find problems and opportunities, to Learn By Doing and to ‘Make it happen’ by producing real-world useable solutions.
Students in the program will play the ‘World Peace Game’ designed to foster effective collaboration and leadership, and critical and creative thinking. The game is played over a number of lessons and the overall goal is world peace. Students will also participate in the $20 Boss Program where they are given $20 to create their own social enterprise.
Students also learn via problem, project and product based assessments, designed with industry, local councils and other community groups to support their learning.
Application information can be found here - https://www.hhs.sa.edu.au/curriculum/entrepreneurial
Do you have a specialised music program?
We do not offer a specialised music program as such (this is not deemed a specialised program by the Department for Education as it does not have an application process). However we do offer a music program.
Heathfield High School acknowledges the importance of instrumental tuition within our program. We work in collaboration with our instrumental staff to provide music tuition during school hours using school facilities. To give your child the best chance of success it is recommended that all year 8 students choosing Heathfield High School’s music program have at least one year’s experience on their chosen instrument, the ability to sight read and have a basic understanding of musical theory (Grade 1) is also advantageous. All students enrolled in the music program take part in at least two annual performances, for this reason it is important that the students have developed at least a basic level of development on their chosen instrument.
Middle years curriculum
Heathfield High School values and promotes Middle Schooling. Our Middle Years curriculum is designed to meet the changing needs of the adolescent. Through our Middle Years curriculum, students develop a sense of self, clarify their values and begin to see themselves as community citizens. Our students are encouraged to develop positive, meaningful relationships with both adults and peers, to think laterally and act confidently through our leading edge learning programs that allow our students access to cutting edge technologies and pedagogies. More details can be found here https://www.hhs.sa.edu.au/middle-years
Our school polices can be found at this link - https://www.hhs.sa.edu.au/policies
Our student wellbeing team work in partnership with students, parents and carers, educators and the wider community to promote and safeguard student wellbeing and optimise learning. More information can be found here https://www.hhs.sa.edu.au/student-wellbeing
The Adaptive Education team supports students who have learning difficulties and disabilities. April Lewis-Christie is the Adaptive Education Manager and she coordinates the support across different teaching areas for individual students. The curriculum SSO’s provide support directly to students within their classrooms as required.
Information on student leadership can be found at this link - https://www.hhs.sa.edu.au/student-leadership
Our uniform policy, information and photos can be found here – https://www.hhs.sa.edu.au/uniform
Bus transport to and from school
Heathfield High School operates 3 school buses (Bridgewater, Mylor and Scott Creek). Please refer to website to check student eligibility, application form and route information https://heathfieldhs.schoolzineplus.com/buses
SouthLink operates morning and afternoon bus services to and from Heathfield High School for several nearby suburbs. Please use the following link and select Heathfield High School from the drop down menu to view available options - https://www.southlink.com.au/bus-services/school-services.html