Our Principal

Meet our Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to the Norwood International High School website.

​Over the past two years Norwood International High School has undertaken a significant and exciting transformation. Not only have we co-located onto one site, introduced Year 7 students, expanded our internationalised curriculum and created stunning new learning spaces. We have even changed our name to reflect our new location and, most importantly, our global outlook and our commitment to international mindedness in all its forms.

​Norwood International High School is truly enjoying a new beginning with a successful past and exciting future.

Our school community is committed to upholding our celebrated traditions and developing engaged global citizens who can make a positive difference in this fast-changing world. We value the unique skills, talents and interests that each student brings and seek to personalise their learning experience. Along the way our students are supported by expert teachers who seek to inspire a passion for deep and lifelong learning, to help stretch their abilities, and empower them to discover their own potential and futures.

In the middle years our year 7-9 students undertake the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, a fantastic program that encourages students to become curious, caring and insightful learners. Middle school learners are supported to connect, collaborate and create by a small team of dedicated teachers with their learning community in our new purpose-built middle school.

Senior students in years 10-12 may study either the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. These learners choose from extensive curriculum offerings catering for a range of preferred pathways, interests and specialisation. They have access to outstanding specialist facilities, as well as unique study and meeting spaces, that promote both independent and authentic learning experiences.

Learning also extends beyond the classroom with a huge array of co-curricular opportunities. In fact, we offer something for everyone, whether it be lunchtime clubs, sports teams, music ensembles and bands, rowing, pedal prix, school musicals, debating, and service-learning initiatives.

A key feature of our school is the way we value and celebrate diversity. Students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds respect and learn from each other. This is supported by our international curriculum which actively promotes international mindedness and global perspectives, our intercultural celebrations, sister school partnerships and outbound study tours, as well as our highly acclaimed international student program. As a proudly globally connected school we are also accredited by the Council of International Schools and International Baccalaureate Organisation for meeting international standards and delivering world class learning opportunities.

Regardless of what your passion, talents and career aspirations may be, you can find your special place at Norwood International High School – a place to grow, learn and discover!

Jacqui van Ruiten
Principal of Norwood International High School

Norwood International High School

We are a vibrant, progressive learning community with 1700 students from diverse cultural backgrounds, located in the foothills of eastern Adelaide.