Our History

In September 1982, the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide decided that all parents who wanted a Christian education for their children should have that chance.

On 15 February 1988, the Rev’d Dean Barker was appointed Principal of Woodcroft Anglican High School.

From its humble origins and an initial enrolment of seventy-one students in 1989, the school has developed through the vision of the long-serving Head, Mark Porter, and the support of our valued community.


  • 1989 Woodcroft Anglican High School opened. It was then renamed Woodcroft College.
  • 1991 House System introduced and Pedal Prix established.
  • 1991 First Musical Production
  • 1993 Science facilities opened; the first Year 12s graduated; Year 6 and 7 classes introduced.
  • 1994 Junior School opened.
  • 1995 International Exchange Programs started, first to Germany and then to Japan.
  • 1996 Three-storey building constructed.
  • 1997 Introduction of the Three Pathways Program in the Senior School enabled students to choose from a Vocational Training Course, South Australian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
  • 1998 IB Middle Years Program introduced.
  • 1999 Music Centre and Canteen opened.
  • 2002 Year 9 Quest Camp introduced.
  • 2004 College granted its Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation.
  • 2005 Junior School authorised to offer the IB Primary Years Program.
  • 2006 Gymnasium and Hospitality & Skills Centre opened.
  • 2007 Main Administration and Junior School Building opened.
  • 2009 Year 8 Building and Library opened.
  • 2011 Primary Hall opened.
  • 2012 School trips to the United States of America (Music) and Laos (community service) offered.
  • 2017 Mr Mark Porter retired after nearly 28 years of service.
  • 2019 Celebrated 30 Years | 1989 - 2019.
  • 2020 Early Learning Centre opened.

See School IntroductionMeet the Head of the College