Established in 1964, Ashcroft High is a centre of excellence in the
performing arts. The school aims to provide a caring and supportive school environment,
and to maximise the opportunities offered to each student. There is special
emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Performing Arts,
and Sports.

Facilities: Sports fields, modern library, science laboratories,
three computer labs, dance studio, school hall, specialist rooms for practical
subjects, special fitness room, new TAS rooms, weight-training gym. There is an
extensive excursion program.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Music,
Food Technology, Japanese, Dance, Computer Applications, Computer Studies,
Technics (Wood), Electronics, Metal, Commerce, Physical Education, Textiles and
Design, Drama, Chinese, French, Leather, Creative Cuisine, Health and Leisure,
Environmental Education.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics to 4-Unit level, all English
courses, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Ancient and Modern History, Geography,
Visual Arts, Music, Drama, PD/Health/PE, Textiles and Design, Industrial
Technology, Food Technology, Design and Technology, Legal Studies, Business
Studies, Computing Studies, Dance, Science for Life, Economics, General
Studies, Engineering Science, Life Management, Human Movement, Performing Arts,
Computer Applications. A wide range of JSST and OES courses are also available
including Office Skills, Furnishing, Child Studies, Hospitality and Tourism.

Sport: A wide range of sports is played in zone competitions and a
number of optional recreation sports are offered to senior students. Ashcroft
High School has a fine reputation in sport — it is the most successful public
high school in rugby league.

Extracurricular activities: Ashcroft has achieved excellence in
dance and performing arts, debating and drama groups. It has a range of bands,
five dance groups and four ethnic dance groups.

Welfare and personal development: The student council contributes to
school management and the school has a peer support program as well as
excellent links with nearby primary schools. Career education is provided for
all Years 9 to 11 students, including work experience.

Famous ex-students: Clare Busutill (dance), Darren Smith (dance),
Sydney Ball (multi-national company director), Darren Anderson (solicitor),
Brenton Pomery (rugby league), Jason Taylor (rugby league), Eva Dickinson
(movies), David Emery (rugby league and computer systems), Tony Cosatto (rugby
league), Paul Taylor (rugby league), Brad Fittler (Australian rugby league
captain), Greg Powers (author).

School Information

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

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 635 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:Maxwells Avenue, Ashcroft 2168
  • Phone:02 9607 8011
  • Fax:02 9607 6562

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