Alfred Deakin High School

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Alfred Deakin High School
Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Motto Care and Quality
Established 1989
Key people Belinda Bartlett (Principal)
Ian Brown (School Board Chairman)
Number of students Approx. 800

Alfred Deakin High School is a government secondary school in Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, covering years 7 to 10 in the Territory's education system. It is named after the second Australian Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.


Two separate schools in the area, Deakin High School in Deakin and Woden Valley High School in Mawson, commenced in 1966 and 1968 respectively. In 1989, the two were amalgamated on the Deakin site and the name Alfred Deakin High School chosen.

Since 1989 the school building has undergone considerable refurbishment, including the acquisition of modern kitchens, technology, including information technology and photography areas. During 1991 the school gymnasium was completed and officially opened. In more recent times special purpose rooms for dance and drama, computing, multi-media and problem solving in mathematics have been added. In early 1999 major refurbishments were completed in the science area and similar improvements to teaching spaces in Technology were completed in 2000. During 2009 the school under took refurbishment which included new toilets, new carpeting and the gym was refurbishment. The upgrades were part of the Rudd government's Education revolution.

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Coordinates: 35°19′26″S 149°05′42″E / 35.324°S 149.095°E / -35.324; 149.095