The current Norwood Morialta High School is an amalgamation of Norwood High School and Morialta High School, which occurred in 1993.
The staff and parents created a school which:
- combined the academic tradition of Norwood and the caring approach to education and creativity in the performing arts which were outstanding at Morialta.
- enabled the Norwood campus to develop senior schooling and flexible approaches to older students.
- enabled the Morialta campus to focus on new advances in middle schooling
- developed sub schools – created smaller ‘family’ units where students’ personal progress could be more readily monitored.
- increased enrolments across the combined school beyond the previous total of each individual school.
- enabled new concepts of leadership to be developed with staff.
- enabled the redevelopment of facilities.
Norwood Morialta High School is a dual campus high school of 1434 students (Years 8 to 13) and is located in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. The school is one of the largest state secondary schools in South Australia and has a successful international program.
We offer a high quality teaching and learning environment and with students from over 82 different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, we can offer not just an Australian experience but a truly international one.
Our international programs include excellent English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language courses in Chinese, German, Greek, Italian and Japanese. The school is noted for high academic success and university entrance rankings.
Norwood Morialta High School is an internationally accredited school by the Council of International Schools (CIS) organisation. It signals to educators and parents that we are committed to continuous improvement and that we put ourselves up for scrutiny by a team of international educators every five years.
We are an International Baccalaureate school with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program (IBMYP). Our parents and students are assured that we teach a holistic middle years curriculum which is founded on an enquiry approach to learning.
In order to understand the present we go to our past, and in order to influence the future, we go to both the past and the present. Our Centenary celebration allows us to reflect on the past challenges and achievements of students, staff and parents.
Over the past 100 years, education itself has changed dramatically, yet the spirit of endeavour, aiming high and being fair and decent have been hallmarks of Norwood Morialta High School.
The Centenary enables us to highlight the successes of all the students whose lives have been shaped and enriched by this prestigious school. In addition, it enables us to acknowledge the great teachers who have cultivated young minds and attitudes. Our graduates have distinguished themselves and contributed not only at high level in every sphere of life, whether this is in academic pursuits such as medicine and law, sports and the creative arts, but also as high achievers in voluntary and community based areas.
They have become fine citizens and are successful all over the world. Our school has always been diverse. It has been built on a foundation of respect and tradition and we hope that the current school values of Distinction, Diversity and Respect stand the test of time.