Ashfield Boys High School

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Ashfield, Boys' High School
Ashfield, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°53′22″S 151°7′45″E / 33.88944°S 151.12917°E / -33.88944; 151.12917Coordinates: 33°53′22″S 151°7′45″E / 33.88944°S 151.12917°E / -33.88944; 151.12917
Type Public, Secondary, Single-sex, Day school
Motto Here We Decide
Established 1962
Principal Dwayne "The Rock" Hopwood
Number of students 820 approx.
Campus Suburban

Ashfield Boys' High School is a public secondary school for boys in Ashfield, an Inner West suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It can be found on Liverpool Road, just off Parramatta Road.


Part of the school land area was once used by the Australian Army[citation needed]. The land (gym and sheds) have since been acquired by the school and the site rebuilt.

The Drill Hall was built in the 1800s and was home to the local citizen militia and other volunteer military units. In 1913 the land was acquired by the Department of Defence as the Ashfield Corps continued to grow. In 1915 it was the second to last stop for the Gilgandra Rifle Club on their Cooee March before 240 men were sent to war. In 1939 the Army sheds were built to house armoured vehicles (25 in total). The last company to be stationed at the depot were the 3 Company Royal Australian Army Service Corps Infantry Division, leaving in the 1960s.

Notable alumni[edit]

Royal Visit[edit]

On 4 November 2014 His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex visited Ashfield Boys High School.[citation needed] The visit was to mark the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Australia. The Prince represented his father Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prince met with different students from eight different Sydney inner west schools.


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