Victor Harbor High School is located 80 km south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The town of Victor Harbor with its beautiful beaches and unique flora and fauna is a popular holiday destination. In July and August you can sometimes see whales passing just metres from the shore. Parts of the school’s curriculum are adapted to this attractive area – surfing, sailing and snorkeling are just some of the options.
Victor Harbor High School has a major focus on marine science (“Marine Studies”), the Arts and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Marine Studies take place mainly at and in the water, except in the winter months, and students study the ecological factors of the sea, dolphins and seals are observed and counted and a marine aquarium is built. Students have the opportunity to obtain a certificate of basic swimming and various snorkeling skills as well as to take the South Australian boat license exam.
The Specialist Arts Focus Pathway is suitable for students who have a special interest in music, theatre or visual arts/design. The “musicians” can enrol for instrumental lessons, choosing from a wide range of instruments – stringed instruments, brass, woodwinds or even percussion. The lessons are free of charge during school hours on the school grounds. There is also the possibility to take part in the school musical and other public performances. The “theatre friends” learn most aspects of acting including backstage, script writing, directing, acting, make-up and wardrobe.
Victor Harbor High School also offers a range of special interest programs such as Sport & Recreation Aquatics with mountain biking, bush walking, surfing and sailing or Outdoor Education, also with sailing, surfing plus kayaking and fishing.
In cooperation with the Victor Harbor community, there are a number of other extracurricular activities available, such as whale watching, yoga, beach volleyball, paddling, triathlon, the South Coast Camera Club, surfing lessons, dance classes, bowling, and much more.