Embracing young people’s curiosity

Curiosity
A dynamic learning environment

Making today’s learning count in tomorrow’s workplace

The infinite opportunities of the future will be the proving grounds of nimble young minds. So as parents and educators, we owe it to our young people to equip them today with the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need to thrive tomorrow.

ABOUT ABHS
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high-quality secondary learning

Educational Vision

Adelaide Botanic High School students engage in learning tasks which are about connecting, creating, communicating, co-ordinating and collaborating.

LEARNING AT ABHS
high-quality secondary learning

Educational Vision

Adelaide Botanic High School students engage in learning tasks which are about connecting, creating, communicating, co-ordinating and collaborating.

LEARNING AT ABHS
ABHS School Principal Alistair Brown Excellence

Looking to tomorrow’s expectations to inform today’s learning.

Alistair Brown - Foundation Principal

Embracing young people’s curiosity

Meet the Principal

As an educator and leader for over 35 years, and a father for almost as long, I understand there are few decisions in life as important as the choice of school for your child. We want them to grow up to be healthy, capable adults; adaptable, resilient and prepared for life beyond school.

Architecture
purpose-built environment

State of the art facilities

The school features six learning levels plus a basement and an open-planned atrium space at ground level. Learning spaces have been designed to cater for a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to learning which mirrors what students can expect when they enter tertiary study or the modern workplace.

Our Facilities
Research-based learning

Our DNA

ABHS Learning Areas - STEM
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ABHS - Our DNA - Excellence - Synergy
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Community

While our staff and students come from far and wide, they come together with a true sense of pride and belonging – both in themselves and their school. This ensures our future leaders are part of a community that fosters a culture of learning, support and acceptance.

Curiosity

By encouraging young people’s natural curiosities, and granting independence and opportunities to share, we stimulate their thirst for exploration and knowledge. With this sense of wonder ignited, their only limits are the bounds of the imagination.

Excellence

When we look to young people we see boundless potential. By instilling in them the feeling of limitlessness, we broaden the realms of academic possibility. Because we are looking at more than results, we are looking at how we can better Adelaide, South Australia and each other.

Architecture / Built Form

Honouring the foundations of the past, we’ve taken the best of today and built upwards. Long before the first plan was drawn, we asked: how can our school building create dynamic learning for every student? The answer: a meticulously researched, purpose-built environment where the architecture informs and enhances every child’s learning experience.

Location

No need for excursions. Just step outside to explore beautiful gardens, museums, Adelaide Zoo and the State Library of South Australia. From the heart of Adelaide’s cultural, education and business precinct, our students will learn as members of an inspiring community of creatives, entrepreneurs and visionary thinkers.

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ABHS - Learning Area - Global Perspectives
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STEM

STEM is an approach to learning that integrates the areas of science, technologies, engineering and mathematics. This connected approach provides a way of thinking about the world that will benefit students in far reaching ways.

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Global Perspectives

Through an interdisciplinary approach, Global Perspectives enhances the study of Languages, English, History, Geography, Business and Enterprise and Civics and Citizenship, all underpinned by a strong focus on literacy.

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The Arts

Highly connected learning opportunities within The Arts fosters and nurtures the natural curiosities and talents of our students. The facilities provide an inspirational environment for students to explore, imagine, express, collaborate, challenge, observe, critique, exhibit and perform.

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Lifestyle Choices

Lifestyle Choices supports students to develop the knowledge and understandings they require to make healthy, safe and active choices that will enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

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Embracing young people’s curiosity

Student Life

Student Leadership

Adelaide Botanic High School’s dynamic student leadership program, SYNERGY, provides a vehicle to nurture the next visionaries, change makers, and revolutionaries.

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1:1 Laptop Program

ABHS practices a 1:1 learning model which allows each student to use an internet-enabled, mobile computing device to access digital learning resources.

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Precinct Connection

From the heart of Adelaide’s cultural, education and business precinct, our students are members of an inspiring community of creatives, entrepreneurs and visionary thinkers.

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Latest News

May 17 2021  |  News

Adelaide Botanic High School Selected for Excellence Award

Adelaide Botanic High School has been selected for an Excellence Award in the category of ‘Innovation in Learning Environment Design’ in the Australian Education Awards....

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Mar 04 2021  |  News

Adelaide Botanic High School wins a place in the VEX Robotics World Final

On Saturday 6 March 2021, five teams of students from Adelaide Botanic High School competed in the VEX Robotics State Championship at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The students from A...

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