Alfred Deakin High School is located in Deakin, a central suburb of Canberra and therefore in the heart of the Diplomatic Quarter. It is a multicultural school for grades 7-10, where 10% of the students have a native language background other than English. Accordingly, Deakin High offers special classes with small numbers of students for intensive instruction in English.
Alfred Deakin High School offers a wealth of opportunities to engage in a wide variety of subjects, artistic endeavours, sports and social activities. The teachers are happy to help tailor the varied and flexible curriculum to the individual wishes and needs of each pupil. The school has a strong visual arts program including film production, textiles and fashion, art or ceramics, and a performing arts program with offers music (orchestra and strings), theatre and dance. In the field of technology & IT, students can study animation, programming, wood and metal science, electronics, gastronomy, food science, CAD and jewellery design.
Two and a half hours of sports and outdoor education are compulsory for all students each week. The annual sports carnival, swimming and cross-country are very popular. At Alfred Deakin High School, there are currently 860 students with 41 different nationalities. More internationals are therefore highly welcome.