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Asquith Boys High School

Asquith Boys High School

Exceptional Learning Opportunities for Boys

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Principal's Message

As Principal of Asquith Boys High School I take pride in continuing the school's excellent tradition of creating a harmonious, safe and happy environment.

As a parent, or as a prospective parent, it is important to note that we work tirelessly to ensure that every student is known and valued at Asquith Boys High School. This is critical to the overall development and growth of boys, academically, socially and emotionally. If they are happy to come to school then their ability to learn is significantly increased.

I am not only proud of our strength to establish an environment that empowers our students to learn through an excellent welfare program and structure, as well as embracing a broad and engaging curriculum and cocurricular learning opportunities for all of the boys.

All of these opportunities for boys are largely due to the passionate and dedicated staff who strive to engage boys in their learning environment and inspire them to achieve their personal best.

Asquith Boys High School is a comprehensive boys high school in northern Sydney that prides itself on creating an environment of excellence in boys' education and building the character of fine young men. This is largely due to the passionate educators who engage our boys in the learning environment and inspire them to achieve their personal best, partnered with our community recognised excellence in welfare programs and practices.

We offer quality academic and co-curricular opportunities for all of our boys. Academically, Asquith Boys High School has in recent years consistently outperformed boys in other comprehensive high schools. In the 2020 HSC examinations the school achieved the following results:

  • 25 HSC students were listed as distinguished achievers. 
  • Band 6 results were achieved in 14 different subject areas. Asquith Boys High School ranked 217th overall in the school rankings with 7.77% of the cohort achieving Band 6 results, and finishing 3rd in NSW with respect to the comprehensive boys high schools.
  • Asquith Boys High School also ranked above other local schools including St Leo’s College, Pennant Hills and Ku-ring-gai High Schools.
  • Band 6 and Distinguished Achiever results were achieved in Modern History, English Advanced, Mathematics, Mathematics Standard 2 and Mathematics Extension 1 and 2, PDHPE, Investigating Science, Engineering, Food Technology, Chemistry, Physics , Music, Chinese and Literature.
  • In the Mathematics courses achieved 12 Band 6 results across all Mathematics courses, with 100% of the Mathematics Advanced cohort achieving Band 5 or above, and Advanced English 90% achieved a Band 5 or 6. While Mathematics Extension 1, Hospitality and Food Technology where an outstanding 9% above state. In an incredible 20 out of 28 subjects completed by Asquith Boys High School in the 2020 HSC students achieved above state average.

Our students achieve ATARS in the high nineties, with the 2020 Dux Awarded to Max Xiong who achieved an incredible ATAR of 98.75. He was narrowly followed by Matthew Hiebl with 97.25, and an incredible 1 in 8 of our Year 12 students achieved an ATAR above 90 in 2020.

In 2020 our Year 7 and Year 9 students were not able to complete their NAPLAN assessments, however prior to 2020 our results continue to improve with evidence of growth data and Year 8 students also excel themselves in VALID Science Assessments with 63% achieving in the top 3 bands and well above state averages.

Asquith Boys High School is renowned for programs such as whole-school literacy and numeracy, enrichment classes, creative arts and academic scholarships, student leadership and Year 7 personal interest projects which all are entrenched into our learning and school culture. There is an extensive number of co-curricular activities and opportunities available to the students, these include, but are not limited to International Football, History and Language tours, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and expeditions, Environment Teams, Stage and Concert Bands.

Our boys also are instilled with a sense of their membership in a larger community and they welcome opportunities to participate in local Anzac Day ceremonies, leadership forums, and fundraise for numerous charity organisations. In 2020 Asquith Boys High School was hindered in this area as a result of COVID restrictions, but we were still able to raising over $1000 for the  ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ charity organisation, highlighting our students commitment to generously contributing back to society.

Asquith Boys High School is focused and committed to the education of boys through innovative and enriching learning opportunities which cater to their learning needs. Asquith Boys High School prides itself on our tradition of academic, co-curricular and sporting opportunities and is regarded as a school where boys will thrive. 

This year the school hopes to have the opportunity to celebrate our 60th Anniversary from 2020, and will continue the proud tradition of serving and educating our community in the immediate and long term future.

Bryce Grant