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Centenary 2007


In 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. 

Over 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. 

Gawler 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.  

Over nearly one hundred years our young men and women have continued to excel both on the sports field and in practical and academic pursuits.   

The 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 school. 

A History of Achievement 

A Future of Potential 

Some photos from our archives - click on the thumbnails below to see an enlarged view


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Class of 1907

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Class of 1917

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"Princes & Princesses" 1954

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