Aberfoyle Park High School
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|Aberfoyle Park High School|
Technology Focus School
|Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Colour(s)||Maroon, Black and White (Yr 8–11)
White and Black (Yr 12)
Aberfoyle Park High School is one of the largest public secondary schools in South Australia. Its facilities include the Community Library, Performing Arts Centre, Gymnasium, and the Information and Communication Technology facilities. The school focuses on extending gifted students through the Ignite (formerly SHIP) programme.
Aberfoyle Park High School has become a centre for international students, resulting in strong relationships with a number of schools in other countries.
Aberfoyle Park High School was built in 1983 and opened in 1984 to service the growing suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Happy Valley, Flagstaff Hill and other surrounding suburbs. An extra two buildings were completed in 1984 for Science and English / Computing studies at the school. In 1986, Elizabeth II visited the school inspecting the facilities and meeting the students. In 1987 a new Computing Facility was opened providing computers for the students. The school grew throughout the 1990s to a peak of over 1500 students and in the late 1990s the school expanded to include the former primary school site, south-east of the original site.
Aberfoyle Park High School celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2004.
In 2008, Aberfoyle Park High School entered into a partnership with defense contractor, Raytheon Australia to provide $450,000 funding over the next 3 years for purchase of new computers for IGNITE, Science and Maths students at the school. The partnership was launched at the school in November 2008 by the Premier Mike Rann and Raytheon Australia managing director, Ron Fisher.
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- Nathan Eagleton – Australian rules footballer for Port Adelaide (1997 – 1999) and Western Bulldogs (2000 – present).
- Ben Marsh – former Australian rules footballer for Adelaide (1998 – 2003) and Richmond (2004).
- Brenton Sanderson – coach of Adelaide Crows (2012 - present) and former Australian rules footballer for Adelaide (1992 – 1993), Collingwood (1994) and Geelong (1995 – 2005).
- Beau Waters – Australian rules footballer for the West Coast Eagles (2004 – present).
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