Ashfield Boys High School

Ashfield Boys High School

Infobox Aust school
name = Ashfield Boys' High School

motto = "Here We Decide"
established = 1965
type = Public, Secondary, Single-sex, Day school
principal = Mrs. Daisy Kokkalis
city = Ashfield
state = New South Wales
country = Australia flagicon|Australia
coordinates = coord|33|53|22|S|151|7|45|E|display=inline,title
campus = Suburban
enrolment = 585 (7-12)cite web |url= |title=Annual Report 2005 |accessdate=2007-08-24 |year =2006 |format=PDF |work=Ashfield Boys High School ]
colours =
homepage = []

Ashfield Boys' High School is a Public, Secondary school for boys', located in Ashfield, an Inner Western 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. 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 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.

The second stage of a three part renovation was completed as of January 2007 which encompassed a new drama and music room, renovated woodwork and metalwork rooms as well as the addition of a new food technology kitchen. The first stage of the process comprised the new gym, oval and canteen block completed in 2003. The effect of the drought on the oval was devastating in 2006 but after being aerated, it now is at full capacity.

Notable alumni

*Graeme Innes AM - Human Rights Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Disability Discrimination for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissioncite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Business Live!| title = INNES Graeme| accessdate = 2008-02-28| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Michael Rocca - Group Managing Director of Telstra Servicescite encyclopedia| editor = Suzannah Pearce| encyclopedia = Who's Who in Business Live!| title = ROCCA Michael| accessdate = 2008-02-28| date = 2006-11-17| year = 2007| publisher = Crown Content Pty Ltd| location = North Melbourne, Vic]
*Dirk Wellham - Former Australian cricketer and NSW captain
*Angus Young - Lead guitarist for Australian rock band "AC/DC", known for wearing the Ashfield Boys High School uniform on stage
*Matthew Ung - DJ RomaN, Sydney based Hard Trance and Hardstyle DJ.


See also

* List of Government schools in New South Wales

External links

* [ Ashfield Boys High School Website]

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