A Principal's Welcome to Mitcham Girls High School.
As the only all-girls’ school within the Department for Education, we are driven to provide educational opportunities for all girls, empowering them for their future. We are a mid-sized school (of approximately 800 students) and are unzoned, with a growing international program ensuring that students from all over Adelaide, and indeed the world can study at our school and be part of our community.
Our diverse learning programs across Years 7 – 12 are designed to support, challenge and extend all students. Our students excel beyond our classrooms, and enrich their educational experiences by participating in competitions, programs, seminars and performances. Through focus on inquiry, research, innovation and student leadership, Mitcham Girls High School aspires to develop independent, resilient, and globally responsive citizens.
We foster an inclusive community, to connect our students to one another and to their learning. We value an extensive wellbeing for learning program offered across all year levels that supports our students to develop lifelong skills to build resilience and overcome challenges in high school and beyond.
Lastly, I am delighted that your family has chosen Mitcham Girls High School. Our school has a proud history, and we welcome your child and family to be part of our next chapter.
Mitcham Girls High School is committed to providing a diverse, challenging, and engaging curriculum that meets the needs of all students. We recognise that each student is unique and has different strengths, interests and learning styles. Our curriculum is designed to cater for this individuality and ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed.
At Mitcham Girls High School, students are:
- Supported in an inclusive environment
- Inspired to pursue their passions
- Empowered to lead and make positive change
- Challenged to think critically and creatively
- Celebrated for their achievements
- Special Interest Dance Program
Mitcham Girls High School has a proud history of outstanding academic achievement. Our NAPLAN (National Assessment Plan – Literacy and Numeracy) results are well above National, Regional and State averages in reading and writing. Numeracy results are above Regional and State averages.
Year 12 students consistently achieve outstanding results, and in 2021 we concluded with 100% SACE completion across the cohort. Approximately 93% of students gain entry into tertiary institutions.
Vibrant Student Life
Mitcham Girls High School is more than just a school – it’s a community that extends beyond our school gates and academics. Our students have the opportunity to participate in various extracurricular activities and clubs, including Hip Hop Dance, the coding club, choir, and art club. Students can also join our debating team, take part in public speaking competitions, and compete in their chosen sport. We encourage our students to think and act collaboratively and to build valuable relationships and networks that will support them throughout their journey in high school and beyond.
Nurturing Wellbeing for Learning
Mitcham Girls High School has a strong focus on student wellbeing. We have whole school expectations to ensure a positive learning environment; authentic community connections; and a thriving school culture. Wellbeing for Learning is at the core of our pedagogy.
We work with staff, students, families and the community to ensure that wellbeing expectations are consistent across all year levels. We work to develop positive class environments with high behavioural and learning expectations which reflect our embedded school values of Belong, Grow, and Achieve.
Mitcham Girls High School is culturally diverse, with students from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We constantly expand our international programs and welcome international students to study at our school.
Our international students thrive in our supportive environment and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Australian culture while receiving a world-class education. Our international programs provide students with opportunities to develop their English language skills, make new friends, and experience life in South Australia’s vibrant capital.
Facilities Designed to Inspire
Mitcham Girls High School has been designed to provide a stimulating and inspiring learning environment for our students. Nearly all of our facilities have been upgraded over recent years, and include:
- Performing Arts Centre and fully-equipped theatre
- Half Olympic-sized swimming pool
- Fully-equipped gymnasium
- Tennis/netball courts
- Millhouse Centre dedicated to STEM and Visual Arts learning spaces
- Specialist facilities for Photography, Home Economics, Technology
- Studies, ICT, Media, Visual Arts and Dance
- Specialist Dance Studios
Why Choose a Girls' School?
There are many compelling reasons to choose a girls’ school. Girls’ schools provide an all-female environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks, stepping out of their comfort zones, and achieving their personal best without feeling pressured by gender stereotypes. They offer more opportunities to explore adolescent issues, body image, friendships, and identity in a safe and supportive environment.
An all-girls environment also means that educators can tailor their lessons to the specific needs of girls and provide more opportunities for girls to take on leadership roles. Students in all-girls schools are more likely to participate in class, be engaged in their learning, and feel confident about their ability to achieve their personal best.
Celebrating Our Alumni
Hon Nat Cook MP
Minister for Human Services
Mitcham Girls 1981 to 1985