Located a short walk from public transport options on Grange Road, Findon Road and Trimmer Parade our school zone takes in the suburbs of Findon, Kidman Park, Fulham Gardens, Beverley, Woodville South and Woodville West. You can view our school zone on the Department for Education website.
At Findon, we aim to develop students to be agents of change who will build stronger communities and a better world.
Student agency is very important in empowering our students to build the knowledge, skills and values needed to actively participate in and contribute to society. A key part of this is prioritising strong connections between staff and students. A sub-school structure that supports smaller learning communities within the whole school means staff can really know students and support them to grow their educational outcomes. These personalised interactions provide the foundation for successful outcomes in secondary schooling. This is something we are proud to offer as an inner-city school.
Quality relationships and understanding of student needs allow us to tailor learning to each student and guide them through a broad range of opportunities. Students are supported to develop their own unique Learner Profile that supports their journey through the secondary years of schooling and aids the development of lifelong learning.
Our Disability Unit, The Palms, is situated within the high school to allow for integration and interaction with mainstream schooling. The unit is designed with facilities for students to access curriculum as well as provide for their health and personal care needs.
The community of Findon High School builds connections, provides support and grows the learning of all our students giving them a sense of belonging and purpose for their future as learners.
Our School currently has 306 enrolled students
Our vision is to authentically co-create high-quality learning experiences that develop creative and critical thinkers within a collaborative, inclusive and supportive learning community.
Our school values are ignite, inspire and empower. These are underpinned by behaviours in action: respect, responsibility and resilience. We believe there is no success without respect, responsibility and resilience.
The Palms Disability Unit
The unit is designed with facilities for students to access curriculum as well as provide for their health and personal care needs.
The Palms is equipped to support students with multiple severe disabilities who require a balanced curriculum in which their cognitive, physical, communicative, emotional and social needs can be catered for.
Consistent with our wider high school, students are supported and encouraged to develop a Learner Profile with challenging learning goals.
In 2021, Kaurna leader Jack Buckskin cut a traditional Kaurna shield from a tree on the school oval, with the scar tree and finished shield becoming a symbol of respect for the Kaurna people. We are committed to valuing and welcoming First Nations peoples to our school and prioritise learning about their histories as part of our curriculum.
The scar tree now forms the centrepiece of the yarning circle, important to us for building relationships, trust and a sense of connectedness. Used to share stories and knowledge through generations of First Nations peoples, the yarning circle has become a safe, non-judgemental and inclusive space where everyone’s voice can be heard.
Findon High School is home to the only fully functional courtroom classroom in South Australia.
Through the civics curriculum, students learn about the Australian legal system before applying the critical and creative thinking skills to a fairy tale court case. The courtroom classroom is used across all year levels.
School infrastructure upgrade
Findon High School is undergoing a facility upgrade.
Key features of the upgrade include:
- refurbishing specialist learning areas, including food technology, textile design, digital design and art
- providing outdoor connection for the disability unit
- creating an advanced manufacturing learning area
- creating a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) learning area.
A technical college is being built at Findon High School – 1 of 5 new technical colleges across South Australia.
Run in conjunction with the high school, the new technical college will support students in years 10 to 12 to complete their SACE while undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in specialist state-of-the-art facilities.
The Peace Garden, with its beautiful greenery and calming water-feature, is a space for peaceful reflection and friendship. The Peace Garden was brought to life by the skills and collaboration of many staff and students.
'Unique to Findon is the sense of community; you truly feel connected to staff, peers and members of the broader community as a Findon High School student.'