Henley Beach is one of Adelaide's premier beach-side locations.
Students living in the area bounded by Grange Road, Tapleys Hill Road, Milton Avenue, Debney Street, Motley Avenue, the River Torrens, Tapleys Hill Road, Anderson Avenue and the Gulf St Vincent coast will be enrolled if they apply for Henley High School. Students living outside this zone are still encouraged to apply.
Specialist Sports Program (SSP): Students do not need to live in the zone described above to apply for the SSP.
Adelaide has an extensive public transport network of buses, trains and trams. Timetables can be found at Adelaide Metro website. Bikes travel free on Adelaide trains between 9am and 3pm weekdays (and after 6pm) and all day on weekends and public holidays. Adelaide has an extensive network of dedicated cycle paths and marked cycle lanes on many roads. Torrens Transport provides bus transport directly to and from the school from most areas.
Most visitors are surprised at the beauty and diversity of South Australia. Adelaide, the cosmopolitan capital of South Australia, is home to around one million people. It is the gateway to the Australian Outback and plays host to Australia's third largest island, Kangaroo Island with its abundance of wildlife. The climate is warm to hot in summer and cool to mild in winter. Average daily temperatures throughout the State rarely drop below 15c, nor rise above 34c. Rainfall patterns vary, ranging from 1200mm in the Adelaide Hills to 150mm in the Outback. More information can be found at the South Australian Tourist Commission website.
The magnificent Adelaide coastline stretches virtually unbroken for more than 30 kilometres. Henley Beach is centrally located just 15 minutes from the city and Port Adelaide and also 10 minutes from the airport and Glenelg. The beach is regarded as one of the best in the Adelaide metropolitan area, the surf is relatively gentle and the sand is soft. The area is very popular, especially during the warmer months and there is a range of vibrant cafés and takeaway spots nearby in Henley Square.
Nearby is the start of the River Torrens Linear Trail. At more than 35 kilometres in length, this is the longest hills-to-coast park in Australia. You can walk or cycle along a bitumen pathway all the way through Adelaide to the hills and along the way you'll pass the Adelaide Festival Centre, Elder Park and Adelaide Zoo. Extensive plantings of trees and shrubs create a sense of being hidden away from civilisation. More information about Henley Beach can be found at the City of Charles Sturt website.