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Principal's Welcome

Warren SymondsFor more than a century, Mount Barker High School has been at the very heart of the local community. We are proud of our achievements, our programs and the positive relationships we build with students, parents and the community. It’s an outstanding school, with great people working together to make incredible things happen.

Innovation and inclusion have stood as cornerstones of our public school, with over 110 years of experience in educating students and delivering the individual guidance and attention necessary for them to achieve their personal goals. Our history of outstanding pastoral care and academic achievement has fostered a calm, respectful and welcoming environment that encourages students to strive to be their best. It is a responsibility that I, as Principal, take very seriously.

The diversity of our school community is celebrated through our broad-ranging programs, while each student is provided with the opportunity to actively and positively engage with the world around them.

Academically, we continue to work tirelessly, building on our enviable record of providing students with successful future pathways in both tertiary training and employment.

Every member of the Mount Barker High School staff is committed to the students’ needs and constantly strives to ensure that the teaching-learning experience challenges and supports them to embrace a society that is rapidly changing. All staff members have undertaken formal training in the area of Positive Education, and these skills are infused into their teaching and the curriculum to ensure that, not only are our students able to achieve academically but also to flourish as individuals.

While this website provides an excellent introduction to what we offer, I believe that the best way of assessing a school is to view it in action. Therefore, I warmly invite you to join me on a tour during school hours, to see a range of classes in progress and experience for yourself the welcoming, supportive, and richly rewarding learning environment that Mount Barker High School provides.

Warren Symonds