Mitcham Girls High School is the only public and unzoned girls' school in South Australia with approximately 530 students across Years 8 to 13.
The school was established in 1964 and has a very proud history, with many alumni having pursued successful careers in medical, scientific, artistic and business fields.
The school offers a wide range of subjects and co-curricular activities, encourages excellence at all levels and develops an awareness of the changing choices available to women in our society.
In 2011 Mitcham Girls High School was accredited by the Council of International Schools, identifying our school as one of the best in the world. The many rich and diverse cultures and backgrounds of our students are embraced and celebrated.
Mitcham Girls High School has a strong academic focus and a very proud record of academic achievement.
Our NAPLAN (National Assessment Plan - Literacy and Numeracy) results are well above National, Regional and State averages in Grammar, Reading, Spelling and Writing. Numeracy results are above Regional and State averages.
Year 12 students consistently acheive outstanding results. Approximately 94-97% of students achieve their SACE each year and 93% of students gain entry into tertiary institutions.
Our school specialises not only in Girls' Education, but also in Gifted and Talented Programs:
For more detailed information on these programs go to http://www.mitchamgirlshs.sa.edu.au/curriculum/gifted-talented-program/.
Girls are encouraged to grow in confidence through extensive leadership opportunities provided at all year levels; for example STEM Sista, the University of Adelaide eChallenge, Women in STEM, Women in Business, Children's University, Nuclear Fuel Commission Student Forum.
In the past five years our students have been chosen to attend the "SpiRit of Science" lectures in London, UK, the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC, USA, and the First Lego League (Robotics) competition in Shanghai, China.
Formal student leadership positions include Student Representative Council, House Captains, Dance Performance Teams, Debating, Lego League, Robotics, Mathematics Leaders and Peer Leaders.
We aim to develop girls' skills so that they become independent, self-motivated learners who can achieve excellence in a range of areas. Students in Years 11 and 12 have dedicated study rooms and timetabled study lessons with a view to developing independent study skills and responsibility for their own learning. Care Group Teachers, Year Level Managers and Student Counsellors are available to provide exra support for students experiencing difficulties in the management of their workload. Additional Mathematics and Science tuition is available to students every lunch time.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes are available to students who meet the criteria for selection into this subject.
Students with Special Needs
Our procedures are aimed at the integration of all students into a mainstream setting. Negotiated Education Plans are developed to assist students with disabilities which may affect their learning. Support staff are available to assist students with learning needs and teachers cater for students with a range of abilities in the classroom.
Curriculum Alliance with Unley High School and Urrbrae Agricultural High School
For the past 14 years we have had a curriculum alliance with the above neighbouring schools. This means that Year 11 and 12 students have access to the curriculum offered by the three schools, essentially allowing them to select from the widest array of subjects in the state.
Nearly all of our facilities have been upgraded over recent years.