1907 our school opened as the Gawler School of Mines. It became known as
Gawler District High School in 1910 and moved to its own building on
Lyndoch Road, Gawler East in 1915. For 60 years it remained at that
location, in historic bluestone buildings, until it moved to its
present site in the mid 1960's.
the years many of our students have gone on to distinguish themselves in
their achievements in different fields. Our list of celebrated old
scholars includes writer and journalist, Max Fatchen; internationally
renowned organist and classical musician, Brenton Langbein; Lisa Martin-Ondeiki,
marathon runner and Commonwealth Games medallist; well known businessman
Alan Hickenbotham; Clyde Cameron Federal Labour politician; Darren Lehmann
the champion Australian cricketer and Glen Shorrock, singer/songwriter.
High boasts a significant collection of publications, trophies, memorabilia
and original photographs, which tell the story of both the growth and
development of the school and the Town of Gawler. In both World Wars
ex-students distinguished themselves in the service of Australia,
including some who made the ultimate sacrifice.
nearly one hundred years our young men and women have continued to excel
both on the sports field and in practical and academic pursuits.
school prides itself on itís broad and balanced curriculum which helps
students recognise their potential as community leaders who make a
difference for the better in society. We have a long history of active
student voices in decision-making, planning and leadership in school
events. Many Gawler High old scholars maintain their links with each other
and organise regular reunions 20, 30 or even 60 years after leaving
History of Achievement
Future of Potential
photos from our archives - click on the thumbnails below to see an