Strategic Directions

At Norwood International High School our vision is that we will empower curious and compassionate global citizens, shaping a better world for themselves and their community.

This commitment is underpinned by our motto by daring and by doing and is complemented by our school values of Curiosity, Community, Integrity and Diversity. Collectively these beliefs, along with our strategic directions guide our behaviours, actions and interactions.

Internationalism, as represented by the diversity of our school’s student population, our curriculum, large international student program and the practice of the school, is a core aspect of the Norwood International High School vision. Thinking globally enriches the lives of all individuals in our school community beyond the general boundaries of academic achievement. To this end, the school has engaged in the rigorous self-study and evaluation processes of the Council of International Schools to ensure continual reflection of our practices and services as we strive for global excellence.

Our community’s commitment to internationalism, wellbeing, excellence and opportunity for all is further reflected in our supporting documents that streamline our strategic intentions and focus.


Norwood International High School is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students, staff and community members. We have a number of policies that support this which can be read below:

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.