Ashwood Secondary College, Ashwood

Name: Ashwood Secondary College
Type: Secondary School
Address: Vannam Drive
Town: Ashwood
Postcode: 3147
State: Victoria
Region Eastern Metropolitan
Phone: (03) 9807 1333
Fax: (03) 9888 1441
Pupils: 530

Ashwood College is a co-educational school with equal numbers of boys and girls. Established in 1958, it has a very proud history and is highly respected for providing a challenging and diverse curriculum, affording students outstanding opportunities for enhancement and acceleration.

The College encourages students to develop positive work habits which will stand them in good stead throughout their schooling and provide the basis for strong performance in later years. In addition to the full range of academic studies Ashwood College provides students with a rich co-curricula program including a wide variety of sports, drama productions and instrumental music. They also have opportunities to participate in overseas trips such as to our sister school in Beijing.

Ther is a strong commitment to assist students with welfare matters and provide many opportunities for them to develop leadership skills. Students can become Student Union Representatives, Coaches, House Captains, Class Captains and Peer Support Leaders to name but a few.

The Ashwood College motto, 'Pride in Achievement' reflects the ethos of the school. Success and effort are appreciated and regularly rewarded and all students are encouraged to achieve their very best.


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