Adelaide Secondary School of English

Adelaide Secondary School of English is co-located with the School of Languages 5 km west of the city of Adelaide.[2]

Adelaide Secondary School of English
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Coordinates34°53′10″S 138°33′58″E / 34.8862°S 138.5660°E / -34.8862; 138.5660Coordinates: 34°53′10″S 138°33′58″E / 34.8862°S 138.5660°E / -34.8862; 138.5660
MottoEmbracing Diversity and Achieving Success
Established1998; 22 years ago (1998)
PrincipalAnti Macri
GradesNew Arrivals Program
Colour(s)Navy blue, white, black             
AccreditationCouncil of International Schools

It is the only Government School for permanent, temporary and overseas full fee paying secondary students[citation needed] aged between 12 and 18 years who are newly arrived in South Australia, providing opportunities for students to develop their English skills.


Students learn English through a range of curriculum subjects and senior students are given the opportunity to gain SACE credits for completing the PLP (Personal Learning Plan) and EALD across the curriculum (Intensive English Language program).

Subjects provided by the school include: English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), Maths, History, Geography, Health and Personal Learning and Wellbeing (PLW), Science, Design Technology, Physical Education, Visual and Dramatic Arts, Home Economics, Woodwork and Gardening, as well as select SACE Stage 1 subjects including Personal Learning Program (PLP), Integrated Learning (Citizenship) and Community Studies.

The wellbeing of students is also an important focus of the school. Students are provided with a range of wellbeing activities and sports that heighten their connection to the school (and wider) community, and further supports their transition to their new lives in Australia. Students are given frequent opportunities to engage in active learning activities and community service, reflecting the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.


  1. ^ "Adelaide Secondary School of English". Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ "South Australian Government Schools". DECD - International Students. Retrieved 20 February 2015.