Our Curriculum

Underdale High School offers a supportive and challenging educational experience that enables students to reach their full potential and become life-long learners. We offer a broad range of academic and vocational subjects and experiences to satisfy the needs of all students and their preferred pathways.


A general program of study is undertaken in years 8 to 10, where students experience a wide variety of subjects in the Australian Curriculum. In the senior school we offer a curriculum catering for a range of preferred futures and more options for specialised learning. We maintain a strong academic focus with most of our students completing the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and many gain outstanding results. Our international students have consistently achieved both personal and academic goals, and the majority of our long-term students have gone on to university either in Australia or in their home country.


Underdale High School provides English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) core classes in Years 8 – 12. The school has an integrated English program where international students can study English within the context of the school curriculum. English as an Additional Dialect support is available across the curriculum. Most teaching staff have participated in the extensive ‘Teaching EALD in the Mainstream classroom’ program to support our learners from non-English speaking backgrounds.


Enrolment Information

The Underdale High School International Student Program agrees to provide fee-paying international students:


  • Tuition from highly experienced and caring teachers, who have an understanding of successful methodologies to support learners from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Access to a wide selection of subjects, including English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) and extra EALD support at all year levels.
  • International students will also participate in a pastoral support program to assist their social learning career/ transition planning and integration
  • The appropriate text-books as determined by their course and study requirements
  • An opportunity to study your first language as an additional subject at the South Australian School of Languages
  • Opportunities to participate in a broad range of extra-curricular activities (including clubs, sporting teams, bands, drama productions and the Student Council)
  • Access to the Senior School study rooms and computers (including an internet account)
  • A personalised induction and orientation program
  • Career and course counselling
  • Personal counselling and advice from support staff
  • Regular meetings with other international students and the International Support Team
  • Social events such as welcome and farewell parties and activities to assist students to develop friendships
  • Some opportunities to participate in excursions to visit local sights
  • Regular review of student attendance, academic performance and general well-being
  • Graphics Calculators (on loan) for Senior Maths students


Please note that the fees do NOT include:

  • Uniform costs
  • School camps and subject-related excursions
  • Music tuition fees
  • Vocational Education and Training subject fees
  • Enrolment and processing fees for the SACE Board, the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia


Enrolment Enquiries:

We welcome all enquiries from International students about our school, location and specialised programs. For further information please contact the school at:

Phone: +61 (08) 8301 8000
Fax: +61 (08) 8234 2479
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For applications to study at Underdale High School or any other school in South Australia please contact International Education Services.

South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services
T/A South Australian Government Schools
CRICOS Provider No: 00018A


South Australian Government Schools can help you enrol to study abroad at our school. For other enquiries about studying abroad please contact the International Education Services office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +61 8 8226 3402.