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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 co-curricular 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, in recent years, Asquith Boys High School has consistently outperformed boys in other comprehensive high schools. In the 2019 HSC examinations the school achieved great results:

  • 23 HSC students were listed as distinguished achievers.
  • Band 6 results were achieved in 12 different subject areas.
  • Asquith Boys High School ranked 243rd overall in the school rankings with 6.57% of the cohort achieving Band 6 results, and finishing 3rd in NSW with respect to the comprehensive boys high schools.
  • In the Mathematics courses, Asquith Boys High School achieved 12 Band 6 results, 2 in Mathematics, 6 in Extensions 1, 2 in Extension 2 and 4 notional band 6’s  – which placed Asquith Boys in an outstanding 8th in NSW for all comprehensive high schools in 2019 for all Mathematics courses.
  • Advanced English students achieved 100% of the cohort with a Band 5 or 6.
  • Hospitality and SDD students achieved an outstanding 9% above state.
  • In an incredible 24 out of 31 subjects by Asquith Boys High School students achieved above State average.
  • Our students achieve ATARS in the high nineties, with the 2019 Dux Awarded to Ziqing (Alex) Zhu who achieved an incredible ATAR of 98.7. He was narrowly followed by Joe He with 98.65, Nicholas Fannelli 96, Thomas Dandie 93 and Matthew Jollie 92.

Our Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN student 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 languages 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 2019 Asquith Boys High School was again acknowledged as the highest fundraising school for Legacy in the metropolitan area raising over $7,500 for this charity organisation, and a similar amount through the ‘Shave for a Cure’ campaign, 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 will celebrate our 60th Anniversary, and will continue our proud tradition of serving and educating our community in the immediate and long term future.

Bryce Grant