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Curriculum 2024


To Students and Parents

The 2024 Year 7 to Year 12 Curriculum Guide is designed to help students choose subjects to support success and achievement in their lives after school. Mount Barker High School is committed to providing education that supports and challenges students to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Mount Barker High School's curriculum aligns with state and national expectations for all schools. In addition, a number of specific programs are offered which meet the particular needs of our school community.  

In keeping with the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration (2020), we aim to promote excellence and equity so that all young Australians become confident and creative individuals, successful lifelong learners and informed members of the community.

Subject selection at the secondary level is very important in shaping students' future pathways and links between school, further study and the world of work.

When choosing courses students should select subjects that:

  • are challenging and enable students to work to their strengths;
  • provide background knowledge they need for their future;
  • they enjoy studying; and
  • keep options open for the future.  

I hope the information contained in this Curriculum Guide is helpful, and I invite students and parents to use the school's subject counselling and other support services to assist students in making the best decisions regarding their future pathways.  

David Garrett