Brighton Secondary School aims to provide a quality secondary education for all students to enable them, with the support of both staff and parents, to reach their highest potential.
The school has a strong tradition of academic excellence and offers a broad and challenging range of subjects to enable students to achieve future study and vocational success.
The extensive curriculum emphasises the importance of learning within the local and global communities and provides opportunities to develop qualities of self-understanding, mutual respect, adaptability to change and skills for life-long learning.
The Latin motto “Fac Omnia Bene”, which means “Do All Things Well”, carries a clear message to “do your best” and provides direction for school community vision and the continued pursuit of excellence.
Brighton Secondary School is one of Australia’s most successful co-educational government high schools and has produced highly-accomplished scholars, musicians and athletes since being established in 1952. With 1350 students in Years 8-12, it serves a large and diverse community in Adelaide’s south-western suburbs. It has provided some of the country’s best youth orchestras, choirs and bands, outstanding academic results (including prize winners in the sciences and mathematics), and a broad range of sporting success, including National Senior School Volleyball Champions.
The school fervently believes that its students are at the centre of all its endeavours. The school community strongly supports school activities and raises tens of thousands of dollars each year to sponsor student activities in five separate support groups – Music, Volleyball, Parents and Friends, and Friends of Brighton and Old Scholars.
Our strong parent and community networks support the students in their achievements and impart the kinds of values that lead to their academic, social and personal development.