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Welcome to Alfred Deakin High School (ADHS).  We are a multicultural school, embracing students from 67 different cultures and we have sister schools in China, Indonesia and Japan.  We pride ourselves on providing a first class education for our students and offer many extra curricular activities to enrich our students' lives. Explore our website to learn more about all ADHS has to offer.

NAPLAN Testing Year 7 and 9 2016

NAPLAN Testing will occur from the 10th of May till the 12th of May for all year 9’s and 7’s. Allocated on the link below is the scheduled Timetable for NAPLAN testing.

NAPLAN Timetable

Alfred Deakin's 50th Anniversary

The Principal, Belinda Bartlett, warmly invites all ex-students and parents of the school to an open day on May 21stat 10.30 am.  A short ceremony honouring 50 years will be followed by an opportunity to wander through the school, revisiting memories and noting changes over time.  A range of memorabilia will be on display and a BBQ, coffee and tea will be provided to visitors (gold coin donation). For further information visit Facebook (Alfred Deakin 50thAnniversary) or phone 61423888


BYOD and K Google Training Night 10 May 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

We are inviting parents to bring a device (eg, Chromebook, iPad, Laptop or smartphone) and a kid (hence,” BYOD+K”) and learn about the core google apps we use at ADHS: Gmail, Drive and Calendar.  This will be a fun and hands-on session (no, really!)  The reason we want parents AND kids is so that we can show how Google Apps for Education can be used to create stronger relationships and improve learning for the 21st Century and beyond.

The device you bring should be able to access our school EDU network (ie, is used by the student) or able to access 3G. We do not have a public/open Wifi.

This session will be very popular and numbers are strictly limited so our Wifi can handle the traffic.  To that end we want 1:1 ratio of parents:students. For example, Mr Smith brings his Year 7 daughter.   To attend, fill in this online form here (

If demand outstrips supply, we will run more sessions.

Prospective and New Year 7 Parents - Open School Night 2016

Alfred Deakin's Open School Night will occur on the 18th of May 2016, between 6 - 8pm

Online Application to Enrol process

To all prospective Year 7 students and parents for 2017 intake. Applications must be submitted via the Education Directorate website. Applications open on Tuesday, April 26 at 8am and close at midnight on Friday, May 27.

Support your teenage writer

Throughout 2016 at Deakin, we are having a renewed focus on writing; in a variety of text types, across all subject areas; some using devices and others with the old fashioned paper and pen.

What are some things that you as a parent can do to support your teenage writer? See the upcoming Deakin Digest article for further information

Join us in celebrating Alfred Deakin's 50th Anniversary

Alfred Deakin will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on 21st of May, 2016! Historical photo taken in 1966.

New Canteen Menu

The Healthy Kids Association is excited to be providing a healthy food service for Alfred Deakin. Our starting menu is short and sweet, but it allows us to build on your feedback and food tasting opportunities throughout the year to create a popular, tasty menu packed full of freshly prepared lunches, snacks, salads, hot specials and much more. Click on the link below to see the new menu.

New Canteen Menu

Help Support Deakin's "Healthy Hub" Projects 2016

The Alfred Deakin High School 'healthy hub' initiative is seeking community support to help fund numerous new projects in 2016, click on the image link below for further information


Timetabling Resources for New Students

The following resources will help with planning for the new year:

10 DayTimetable

ADHS School Timetable

Want to know what your child is working on at school?

Check out the ICT@ADHS page for access to our GAFE Parent Portal. It will help you keep track of what your child is working on in all their subjects.

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ADHS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

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