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We are an innovative and exciting school offering a diverse curriculum in a learning environment that promotes academic excellence and supports all students in reaching their potential.

Our Staff

Welcome to the Marryatville High School website.  I hope you enjoy learning more about the school and stay connected to what we share with our school community.

Marryatville High School is one of Australia’s most successful government high schools producing highly accomplished scholars.  It is an innovative and exciting school offering a diverse curriculum in a learning environment that promotes academic excellence and supports all students in reaching their potential.

Our KARRA school values are an integral part of our school.  Kindness, achievement, respect, resilience and accountability underpin life at Marryatville, a shared vision and purpose that bring us together and keep us looking forward.

At Marryatville, trees represent far more than a powerful symbol of life.  Our grounds are studded with red gums which serve as both a physical and metaphorical reminder of the values and beliefs we strive to uphold every day.   Our trees remind us that by caring for others, we’re caring for ourselves and importantly, that if we all do it, we thrive.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the academic results achieved by our students and is shared by our teaching staff, who themselves are always striving for continuous improvement.

This also extends beyond the classroom into our co-curricular activities and specialty programs.  Dating back to 1976, our internationally recognised special interest music program housed in a century old stables building, showcases and epitomizes Marryatville’s culture of excellence.  Our world class tennis program and dedicated international student program, along with an extensive and varied curriculum and co-curricular offerings all add to a unique and dynamic educational environment.

Importantly, we ensure every student has the support they need to achieve excellence in whichever area they choose, reflecting our dedication to the wellbeing, resilience and growth of our students.

Our deep appreciation and respect for Kaurna culture informs our curriculum and underpins our values, frameworks and sense of community.

Marryatville High School benefits from excellent community support with a number of industry partnerships and strong community alliances.  Members of the governing council work closely with staff and students to ensure that the school has a clear strategic focus on teaching and learning.  The student representative council (SRC) ensures that student voice is an important component of our decision-making.  Graduates leave Marryatville High School with an understanding of the value of life-long learning and the attributes required for being responsible members of society.

Julie Ferguson


Vision & Values

Life at Marryatville is underpinned by a strong set of values and a shared purpose and vision which bring us together and keep us looking forward.

Our values are important to our school and to every one of our students.

Our History

Marryatville High School has a heritage which goes back to 1877 and is the modern day incarnation of Norwood Boys Technical High School and Kensington and Norwood Girls High School. Our history uses material provided by Sue Speck, the school historian, and provides images and text about Norwood Boys’ Technical School and Marryatville High School.

Our Facilities

Our air-conditioned campus facilities are located in a peaceful and stimulating 8 hectare environment of red gum studded grounds and well maintained gardens. Located on a separate campus, the heritage listed ‘Eden Park’ house and magnificent gardens provide a unique environment for our year 12 students.

Policies & Reports

Please click here to access our Policies and Reports.

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Marryatville High School is proud of its history for providing students with the skills and capabilities to become active global citizens.