About Alfred Deakin High School

History

Alfred Deakin High School is a Year 7 - 10 school formed in 1989 from an amalgamation of Deakin and Woden Valley High Schools on the site of Deakin High School. The school encourages and enjoys the confidence and support of its community, both local and more broadly across Canberra, with a considerable number of students attending from out of the designated enrolment area.

Name and Logo

               Alfred Deakin High School is named after Alfred Deakin (1856 - 1919) who was the second Prime Minister of Australia. He became Prime Minister on three occasions between 1903 and 1910. The school logo was designed by a former student of ADHS, Kaythaya Maw. Its triangle symbolises balance, order and coherence in a united whole; the Unicorn's head shows grace, strength, and beauty and its horn reaches towards a star of enlightenment.            

Values

In a recent Australian National University and ACT Education & Training Directorate climate study, students were asked what it meant to be a member of Alfred Deakin High School. They identified:

•             the wide range of opportunities both within the curriculum and as extra-curricular activities

•             the right of all students to be individuals

•             ADHS is a positive place where students feel they belong

•             celebrating achievement with the school setting high expectations

School Website http://www.adhs.act.edu.au