Alfred Deakin High School

An ACT Public School
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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 activites to enrich our students' lives. Explore our website to learn more about all ADHS has to offer.

School Board

Position vacant: Parent Member (1)

Staff Member (1)

Student Member (1)

The above School Board positions will be open for nomination for a 2 year term 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2018

Nominations open 11am Monday 1 February 2016

Nominations close 11am Monday 15 February 2016

Nominations must be submitted between these dates.

Nomination forms can be obtained by clicking the following link

General elective form

Voting if required will take place from 11am 22 February 2016 – 11am 29 February

Further information if required can be obtained from the ADHS Assistant Returning Officer:

Upcoming events for prospective year 7 parents 2016

Wednesday 25th of November

1. 5,30 – 7.30 Year 6 Disco

2. 5.45 – 6.45 GAFE & BYOD  information evening

How to effectively use the Google Apps for Education Platform and its applications such as

  • Google calendar,
  • Sending email
  • Collaboration in google documents
  • Personalising Google Drive
  • Personalising Chrome & installing Apps and so much more!

Activities Week

Please click on the link below to download information regarding Activities Week 2015.

Activities week online instructions

Activities week permission note

Minister's message

I am incredibly proud of the achievements of our public schools. We achieve great things and we should be doing everything we can to ensure that our students leave our system with an education which is viewed by everyone as first class.

I know that we have many stories to share which showcase our academic achievements, our caring and supportive environments and our remarkable facilities. We have amazing teachers, parents, school communities and leaders who come together to give our students the best possible start in life.

This is important work. Schools, teachers, leaders, school networks, and the Directorate will be working together to get our stories out there. We will improve the way we communicate through better information, keeping in touch, and building pride and confidence in Canberra's public schools.

Joy Burch
Minister for Education and Training

Canberra Public Schools - A Celebration

2015 Graduation and Presentation Ceremony  - Save the Date

Alfred Deakin High School will, once again, combine the Year 10 Graduation and Presentation  Ceremony and it will be held at the school on Wednesday 9 December 2015 starting at 6:00pm.

This is the time of year that we publically celebrate the success of our students and farewell our wonderful year 10 cohort. Parents and friends of our students are warmly invited to attend this special event so please save the date.

End of Year Award Ceremonies for Students in Years 7, 8  and 9

In addition to the Graduation and Presentation Ceremony all year groups will have a special awards ceremony during the day to present all the Certificates for Excellence and Achievement. This event is also open to all family and friends and if your child is going to receive an award you will be emailed an invitation a week before the event. Please make sure that we have your correct email address for this to happen. In the meantime please add the following date/s to your calendar so you can plan accordingly.

Year 7 Award Ceremony - Thursday 10 December starting at 9:15am

Year 8 Award Ceremony – Thursday 10 December starting at 11:45am

Year 9 Award Ceremony – Friday 11 December starting at 9:15am

We look forward to your company at our special celebrations.


ADHS presents AAA October 26th to 27th 2015, click the Flyer link below for further information

ADHS Flyer

Dance interview with Emily Appleton

Our very own lovely Emily Appleton shared her dance experience and was recently interviewed by HerCanberra magazine regarding her participation in Dance Festival as a student and now as a teacher.To access the article please click on the following link:

Course Elective Information Booklet 2016

Students can now elect course electives for 2016 via the Web Preferences Portal. It is strongly advised before students select a course that they read the Course Information Booklet 2016, which can be accessed by utilizing the link Elective Booklet 2016

It contains descriptive information regarding elective courses offered at Alfred Deakin in 2016, for further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact the school

Principal Williams for a Day

Our very own Hamish Williams enjoyed stepping into the shoes of our Principal for a day. The event was highlighted in the media via The Chronicle and Facebook. Please click on the link for the attached article and Facebook link. Well done Hamish!

Learn, Anywhere: ICT for Students

The ACT Directorate is committed to providing students with reliable access to  ICT so that learning can occur whenever and wherever. For further information please click on the link below

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.

Year 7 Enrolments at ADHS for 2016

Prospective enrolments for 2016 will open on 28th of April 2015. Enrol via the online enrolment form ACT ETD: Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools. Forms will be automatically forwarded to the school of your first choice. Families who are unable to access a computer or internet may go to any school for assistance. For all enrolment enquiries please phone 6142 3888

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags

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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