Brighton Secondary School

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Brighton Secondary School
Adelaide, South Australia
Coordinates 35°00′14″S 138°31′11″E / 35.0038°S 138.5198°E / -35.0038; 138.5198Coordinates: 35°00′14″S 138°31′11″E / 35.0038°S 138.5198°E / -35.0038; 138.5198
Type Public
Motto Latin: Fac Omnia Bene
Established 1952
Principal Olivia O'Neill
Faculty 118
Enrolment 1500
Campus Urban
Colour(s) Navy Blue, Green & Gold

Brighton Secondary School (formerly Brighton High School) resides in Brighton, a beach suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The school provides secondary education from year 8 to 12, with programs in music and volleyball. Program entry into music and volleyball are competitive with the requirement of auditions or try outs.

It is one of four Special Interest Music Centres, with those at Brighton and Marryatville High Schools set up 1976, Woodville High School in 1977 and Playford International College (previously known as Fremont-Elizabeth City High School and in 1977, "Fremont High School") in 1978 covering four distinct geographical areas of Adelaide.

At the Australian National Championships held in Melbourne each year. Brighton Secondary School was named Champion Volleyball School in Australia in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015.

The school won the Adelaide Rock Eisteddfod Challenge competition in 2003,[citation needed] 2004,[citation needed] 2006[citation needed] and 2008[citation needed] and came 2nd in state for Wakakirri in 2007,[citation needed] receiving the silver award and 4th in 2008.[citation needed]In 2011 they won the Adelaide and National TV Special Award for MAX.[citation needed]

The school is also involved in the F1 in Schools, an engineering initiative from the United Kingdom. The program is designed to educate students in engineering pathways, and the school has had teams in the national competition for the last three years.


  • Mr S.L. Tregenza (1952-1962)
  • Mr W.J. Bentley (1963-1968)
  • Mr W.E. Falkenberg (1969-1975)
  • Mr R.M. Farrow (1976-1987)
  • Mr G Nicol (1988-1993)
  • Ms N Schupelius (1993-2001)
  • Mr P Mitchell (2001-2004)
  • Ms O O'Neill (2005–Present)

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Candid camera". Stateline South Australia. ABC Adelaide. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 

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