In September 1982, the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide adopted a recommendation that the Anglican Church act to ensure that all parents who wanted a Christian education for their children should have that chance. This led to the idea of a new Anglican coeducational school in the growing region to the south of Adelaide.

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

From our humble origins and an initial enrolment of 71 students in 1989, today Woodcroft College is a thriving community of over 1,420 students, 980 families and 185 staff offering ELC to Year 12.


Woodcroft College has a distinctive public identity.

This identity is underpinned by our Philosophy, and communicated via our Strategic Plan.

Each time we communicate with our audience, we have an opportunity to strengthen public awareness of our unique character and mission. The promise of academic excellence, a commitment to the Anglican traditions and many other distinct attributes of the College come alive in a real and meaningful way for people when they see our crest.

St Hilda of Whitby is the Patron Saint of the College and our colours of blue, gold and red are associated with our Patron Saint, with red being a seasonal colour of the church.

Our crest carries the College motto of “Persevera in Fide”, meaning persevere in faith.

Every interaction we have with a current, past or potential student, parent or staff member leaves an impression. Reinforcing our image or brand across all that we do helps to ensure these impressions have a positive impact.

Woodcroft College has distinctive visuals to convey our brand messaging, including:

  • our crest
  • our colours
  • our identity standards



    Woodcroft Anglican High School opened and it was then renamed Woodcroft College.
    The College opened with 71students and eight staff members.


    House System introduced, Pedal Prix established and first Musical production (Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat).


    Science facilities opened, the first Year 12 cohort graduated, and Year 6 and Year 7 classes introduced.


    Junior School opened. International Exchange Programs started, first trip to Germany.


    Three-storey building constructed.


    Three Pathways Program introduced in the Senior School – VET, SACE or IB. First International Exchange to Japan.


    Music Centre and Canteen opened.


    Year 9 Quest Camp introduced.


    IB Primary Years Program introduced.


    Gymnasium and Hospitality & Skills Centre opened.


    Main Administration and Junior School Building opened.


    Year 8 Building and Library opened.


    Primary Hall opened.


    Mr Mark Porter retired after nearly 28 years of service as Head of College.


    Celebrated 30 Years.


    Early Learning Centre opened.

    Contact Us

    Reception to Year 12
    Bains Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162
    Ph: +61 8 8322 2333 (Main Reception)
    Ph: +61 8 8381 0455 (Junior School)
    Email: [email protected]

    Early Learning Centre
    Farnsworth Drive, Morphett Vale SA 5162
    Ph: +61 8 8381 0422
    Email: [email protected]

    ABN 93 970 982 732
    CRICOS Provider Number 01645K

    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live, work, teach and learn.
    We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and their deep connection with country.
    We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of all communities who also work and live on this land.