Asquith Boys’ is an established school offering a wide range of subjects to cater for students who seek to follow their studies through to tertiary level, as well as for those more interested in gaining work skills. In 2010, Asquith Boys’ celebrated 50 years of schooling.
Facilities: There are specialist rooms for Photography, Careers, Computing, Visual Arts and Technology, as well as basketball, tennis, rugby, soccer, gymnasium and cricket facilities on-site.
Electives Years 7 to 10: Music, Visual Arts, Computing Studies, Languages – Japanese, Commerce, Drama, Technics and Technical Drawing. The school also offers interest electives such as Software Design, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation, Journalism, Horticulture and Food Technology.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics, Photography, Economics, Ancient History, Business Studies, Physics, Visual Arts, Drama, Modern History, Legal Studies, Biology, Senior Science, Chemistry, Visual Design and Ceramics. There is provision for part-time HSC study and a wide range of vocational courses is available including IT, Hospitality and Construction, enabling students to gain both matriculation and TAFE credentials.
Sport: Sport is strong in the school and there are champion teams at all levels. Soccer, rugby, cricket, lawn bowls, volleyball, basketball and water polo are popular.
Extracurricular activities: The school offers debating, Mock Trial, Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, band, as well as an annual overseas international soccer tour which is organised for boys in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12. Drama, other sports, social, cultural and academic interests are catered for.
Welfare and personal development: Opportunities are provided for involvement in SRC, peer support and peer mediation. Christian Studies and work experience are included in the curriculum. The wearing of full school uniform is encouraged and expected. Discipline follows a modified Glasser system. “Habits of the Mind” helps boys’ motivation and is prominent in the development of programs and school management.
Special features: The school has well developed links with a supportive community and a reputation for promoting balanced development of boys. Wide course choice is available in a medium-size school. HSC results have been very good. The school runs a substantial Gifted and Talented program with selective enrichment classes in Years 7 and 8. Band scholarships are offered to Years 7 and 11 and Creative Arts scholarships are offered to Year 11. These scholarships are awarded to gifted and talented musicians and visual artists to pursue their talents. The Mervyn Brown senior academic scholarship is offered to students in Year 11.
Famous ex-students: Ken Carpenter, Ian Glover, Stephen Berry, Dr Paul Willis (presenter, Catalyst, ABC TV) Professor Peter Robinson (Prof. Physics University of Sydney) Lloyd Babb (Director of DPP), John Hartigan (News Ltd CEO),Dr Mike Kelly (MP).
Enrolment: 580 students.
Principal: Mr Terry Griffiths.
Jersey Street, Asquith 2077.
phone 9477 3508, fax 9482 2546.
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
Free (Government School) |