Ashwood Secondary College
|Ashwood Secondary College|
|Ashwood, Victoria, Australia|
|Motto||Pride in Achievement|
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
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Ashwood Secondary College offers a wide range of technical subjects along with more traditional subjects. Recently the curriculum has expanded to include an extensive arts programme. Recently Ashwood College received a grant to build a performing arts centre. This is located on the Vannam Drive side of the school connected to its school multi-purpose hall. This facility provides Ashwood with a greater ability to run its high quality performing arts productions and musical performances.
In 2006 the school started a new 'I Can' program for Year 9s. This programme allows students to perform in more practical activities such as Dance, Self defence, going into nursing homes and into the Grand Prix with the teachers and a number of Year 11 students (as required).
Jordanville Technical School was the first secondary school located in the area and it opened in 1954, followed by Ashwood High School in 1958. Ashwood College was formed in 1988 from the merger of Ashwood High School and Jordanville Technical School. The new school was located on the High School site, while the Technical School site, across the road, was eventually redeveloped for housing in 1993.  
In the news
In 2010, an arson attack left the VCE centre, ceramics room and textiles rooms destroyed, and the technology wing suffering smoke damage. Two teenagers, 14 years and 19 years, were arrested and charged with arson, burglary and theft. The rebuilding efforts are continuing (as of 23 July 2010). 
-  Accessed 12/12/10
- http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM00098b.htm Accessed 12/12/10
- http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/city/history/section-c-5.htm Accessed 12/12/10
- The Age, Accessed 12/12/10