Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Ashwood High School in 2019 and beyond. Choosing a school where your child will thrive and be happy is one of the most significant and considered decisions we, as parents, can make.
We understand that you are looking for a quality school, with excellence in teaching and learning; a safe environment where your child will feel supported, connected and happy at school; and a school that offers diverse co-curricular programs in which your child will discover and/or enhance their interests and talents. A school where it is possible for your child to reach his or her full potential and be known as an individual, a person and a learner.
Our journey has been one of change and transformation. Since my arrival at Ashwood in April 2015, an enormous amount of work has been accomplished in making Ashwood High School the great school it is today. Our new, contemporary buildings are just the beginning of our success story. A new name, a new uniform and a new academic focus has seen us quadruple our Year 7 enrolment within this time and we now have the first overall enrolment increase since the late nineteen hundreds. Our new School Vision is part of our rebirth, and has allowed us to position ourselves in the community as a school with high expectations and strong discipline, a school of first choice with quality academic and social outcomes for all students.
At Ashwood, we truly know our students. I particularly like to spend time in the school yard at the start of the day, at the end of recess and during lunch breaks. It is a great opportunity to connect and stay in tune with our students. It is one of my greatest rewards; observing their progress through the years and watching them grow into confident and well-rounded young people.
Our House structure pervades school life; each child is allocated to one of four houses under the guidance of House Coordinators, allowing cross age mentoring and leadership development. It also encourages healthy House spirit through competitions in athletics, swimming, debating and academic competitions.
Our popular ACE – Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (an approved SEAL) program will be turning four next year, with classes in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. The ACE Program is an educational program designed to meet the needs of high performing, highly motivated students who are ready for the challenge of a complex, fast paced and integrated program of learning.
Ashwood High School is steeped in tradition and history, both old and new. Please consider visiting us for a tour, or our Open Day and Night on Wednesday 1 May 2019.