Alfred Deakin High is a well-maintained and attractive school,
situated in a convenient, central and long-established area of Canberra.
Working in partnership with the community, the school aims to provide a secure
and happy environment in which students can pursue excellence within a changing
society. There are strong curriculum and sporting links with local primary
schools and secondary colleges. Because of close links with local embassies and
high commissions, there are many overseas students enrolled.

Facilities: Five large computing laboratories, wireless network with
laptops and extensive student access to computers throughout the school,
Internet, own web page, mathematics lab, greenhouse horticultural facilities,
fully computerised library, media studio, six science laboratories, photography
laboratory and darkroom, well-equipped gymnasium with climbing wall, separate
hall, ready access to indoor pool facilities, extensive playing fields and
sporting grounds.

Electives: The school provides a balanced curriculum based on eight
Key Learning Areas and offers three Languages Other than English (French,
Indonesian, and Japanese), Extension courses in Mathematics, Science and
English, an exceptional Arts program, a challenging range of Technology
subjects, and an active health and fitness program.

Sport: Australian rules, soccer, rugby league, basketball,
athletics, swimming, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, three school bands, string
orchestra, two vocal groups, music tutor program, eisteddfods, Tournament of
Minds, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, outdoor education, wide range of
local, interstate and overseas excursions.

Welfare and personal development: Alfred Deakin High has a youth
leadership program and SRC in operation, and students gain special individual
attention from a tutor group program. Further assistance is available from the
student welfare team, school counsellor and youth support worker. Alfred Deakin
has an active P&C Association and parental involvement is welcomed.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 778 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Denison Street, Deakin 2600
  • Phone:61 2 6205 5566
  • Fax:61 2 6205 5532

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