Kadina High School is a learning community where students are supported and challenged to achieve personal success and develop lifelong learning skills. This philosophy drives the direction of the school. It is underpinned by a curriculum model that promotes excellence and equity, has high expectations, standards and rigour, strong communication lines with parents, and a student welfare model of care and support. A unique characteristic of the school is the organisation of Years 11 and 12 where a culture and ethos suitable for young adults is developed within innovative curriculum and time tabling structures to empower all students to strive for personal success. There is a strong emphasis on both traditional and vocational education.