News Articles

Ascham Guitar Orchestra plays with Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
23 May 2017
It isn't often that schoolgirls get to play backup for world-renowned musicians, but Ascham's Senior Guitar Orchestra did just that recently.
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A little possum magic at school
4 May 2017
Ascham may be an inner-city school but we are blessed with a campus replete with visiting wildlife!
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International Women’s Day Speaker
13 Mar 2017
On 7 March we were very fortunate to have Ms Juliet Bourke come to Ascham to present to our Senior assembly for International Women’s Day.
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Ascham girls heading to Eton Choral Course
8 Mar 2017
Each year Ascham selects two to four dedicated and talented musicians with a demonstrated interest in vocal and choral singing to attend the Eton Choral Course in the UK.
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Ascham girls visit schools we built in Cambodia
17 Feb 2017
In December 2016, three Ascham teachers and 12 students set off for the Mondulkiri Province of Cambodia, to assist at the two schools Ascham built in Cambodia in 2005.
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I See You
14 Feb 2017
The 2017 School Committee, comprising Year 12 students, is very proud to launch the I See You Project. Inspired by the Zulu greeting, Sawubona, their project aims to ensure that each individual within ...
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Announcing The Belgiorno-Nettis Diversity Scholarship
11 Jan 2017
Ascham is proud to announce a newly created Scholarship, called The Belgiorno-Nettis Diversity Scholarship.
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Congratulations to the class of 2016 on their outstanding results!
19 Dec 2016
We are particularly proud of our girls’ HSC results in 2016 and congratulate our Year 12 students and staff on their wonderful achievements.
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Two Ascham girls selected for ARTEXPRESS 2017
2 Dec 2016
We were delighted to receive the news this week that the HSC bodies of work of two of our Year 12 students, Olivia Lotz and Phoebe Martyr, have been selected for exhibition in ARTEXPRESS 2017.
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Hillingdon Open Day 2016
25 Nov 2016
Hillingdon is Ascham's infants' school, encompassing Prep to Year 2. Hillingdon Open Day is always a delightful event on the Ascham calendar.
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STEAM Club - Sphero SPRK+ Robotics
18 Nov 2016
At Ascham, we love science. From the Junior years, our girls become skilled in many areas of the sciences.
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Ascham girls active in Student Alliance Networking Group
15 Nov 2016
Students at Ascham participate in a wide variety of social justice activities across their high school years. Year 11 student Amelia Turner outlines the important issues tackled by the Student Allianc ...
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Screen It competition
27 Oct 2016
In Term 3 2016 a group of enthusiastic Year 1 and Year 2 students entered the Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s Screen It competition.
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Ascham girls take out honours in Youth Photographic Award
21 Oct 2016
Ascham encourages and nurtures creativity in the visual arts, from Prep right through to Year 12. Drawing, painting, printmaking, photomedia and textiles are just some of the areas of visual arts and ...
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Boarders in leadership positions
17 Oct 2016
An Ascham education focuses on developing leadership in our girls, and encourages them to participate in multifarious activities. We believe a strong balance of work and play is the best combination f ...
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Year 12 elite athletes achieve success in their HSC year
16 Sep 2016
Sport plays a large role in an Ascham education—we believe that a balance of academic study and physical exercise on the sporting field is essential to the development of a healthy individual.
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Phoebe and Storm - a very special relationship
12 Sep 2016
Many boarders at Ascham come from remote rural areas and large farms where working with or training horses, and having horses as special pets, is a normal part of life.
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Amy Huang wins music scholarship
2 Sep 2016
A talented Ascham student wins a coveted prize normally awarded to post-graduate students.
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Centre for the Sciences official opening
26 Aug 2016
It was wonderful to see so many members of the Ascham community here on Saturday touring our new science laboratories.
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Ascham girl receives Honourable Mention in Young Archies
19 Aug 2016
The study and practice of visual arts has always been a fundamental part of an Ascham education.
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The Fiona Orangutan Project
12 Aug 2016
Our Junior School students have adopted The Orangutan Project after learning of the devastation wreaked by palm oil production.
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Walk for Cambodia 2016
10 Aug 2016
Ascham has a long history of involving our students in charitable and humanitarian projects. Our recent Walk for Cambodia raised much-needed funds to update our schools in eastern Cambodia.
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A wonderful morning as grandparents visit Ascham
8 Aug 2016
Many grandparents and special guests visited Ascham on Tuesday 2 August for the annual Prep Grandparents’ Morning Tea.
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Year 11 student Madeleine Huynh elected Minister for Education in the Youth Legislative Assembly
29 Jul 2016
Madeleine Huynh is passionate about politics. This year she has been at the frontline of debating public policy in the NSW Youth Parliament.
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Claudia Frykberg reports on her incredible trip to Yale for the Young Global Scholars Program
22 Jul 2016
Year 11 student Claudia Frykberg has just returned from a whirlwind two weeks in Boston, USA, where she attended the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.
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Senior Music Camp and Concert
24 Jun 2016
On Monday 6 June, 280 Senior girls and over 20 staff left for Music Camp at Collaroy to focus on three days of music-making.
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Co-founder of Youth Without Borders inspires our Senior girls
23 Jun 2016
In June, a group of Year 12 girls organised a guest speaker to come to Ascham and talk to our Seniors, as well as other senior students from high schools around Sydney.
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Ascham Old Girls receive top honours at Sydney Film Festival
23 Jun 2016
Congratulations to Sheila Jayadev (1998) whose film Spice Sisters won the Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award at this year's Sydney Film Festival.
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Years 5 and 6 get scientific with STEAM projects
20 Jun 2016
This year, as part of their Science and Technology unit on Space Exploration, Year 5 has been working on various robotics projects.
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Fiona Music Camp and Concert
17 Jun 2016
The annual Fiona Music Camp and the showcase Concert that follows are always a musical treat for our girls and their parents.
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Coonabarabran Success 2016
Extraordinary success: Ascham wins Showjumping Championship at Coonabarabran
15 Jun 2016
For many years, Ascham has been competing at the annual North West Equestrian Expo at Coonabarabran, where some of the best young equestrians in the State compete.
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Breakfast in the Garden—The Katrina Dawson Foundation
6 Jun 2016
On Friday 3 June, students and parents attended Breakfast in the Garden, Year 12's inaugural event to support The Katrina Dawson Foundation.
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Year 1 explores 3D printing
2 Jun 2016
As part of their Science unit on Forces, Year 1 students have used Tinkercad, online 3D-drawing software, to design a floating craft.
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Year 11 girl selected for Yale Young Global Scholars Program
1 Jun 2016
Claudia Frykberg, who is in Year 11, has been accepted into the highly coveted Yale Young Global Scholars Program to participate in the Politics, Law and Economics session to be held on the Yale Unive ...
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Tennis and Family Fun Day at Ascham
23 May 2016
The Tennis and Family Fun Day is a wonderful Ascham community event that gets bigger and better every year.
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Duntrim House—Ascham’s beautiful new boarding facility
19 May 2016
At the beginning of Term 2 2016, we unveiled Duntrim House, a brand new boarding house facility, providing accommodation for more than 60 boarders.
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Coram Boy—a Senior School production
15 May 2016
The Senior production, Coram Boy, presented over the weekend of 13–15 May 2016 has been described as nothing short of epic.
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The Little Mermaid Jr—a spectacular Junior School production
4 Apr 2016
The cast and crew of 95 Years 5 and 6 girls gave three stellar performances, featuring outstanding singing, dancing and musical performances, projecting a wonderful sense of fun and total enjoyment fr ...
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Ascham girls help Senior citizens make PC skills a breeze
23 Mar 2016
Ascham School and Woollahra Council have come together to create a program called ‘Easy PC’.
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Millie MacDonald
Ascham Old Girl to State Showgirl
17 Mar 2016
Congratulations to Camilla (Millie) MacDonald (2012), from Quirindi, who will represent Walcha at The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition, to be held as part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show this mo ...
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Prep's colourful days
10 Mar 2016
As part of their explorations around colour, shape and size, everyone was encouraged to wear an item of clothing that showed the colour of the day.
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New playground brings joy to Fiona girls
4 Feb 2016
The first day of school for 2016 was a day of celebration in Fiona, as finally the girls were able to enjoy the new playground equipment that was installed over the holidays.
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Ascham students show their spirit of giving at Christmas
11 Dec 2015
Ascham senior students have a longstanding connection with the Plunkett Street School children at the after-school program at the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre in Woolloomooloo.
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Surf Education
3 Dec 2015
The annual Surf Educate activity day proved to be a huge success for the Fiona girls.
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The Count who loved to count
20 Nov 2015
Anticipated with enthusiasm, the Hillingdon Open Day is a special day in the P–2 calendar.
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Boarders' Grandparents Day
31 Oct 2015
On Sunday 25 October, Ascham’s boarding school hosted an afternoon tea for the grandparents of the boarders.
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Ascham girls engineer win in State finals
22 Oct 2015
A team from Ascham's Junior School recently won first place in the prestigious Tournament of Minds State Final.
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Ascham Sailing takes on New Zealand at the 2015 Interdominion Championships
10 Oct 2015
Ascham was selected to compete in the 2015 Interdominion Championships; an international event in which the top school sailing teams from both Australia and New Zealand compete against each other.
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Science Week at Ascham
30 Aug 2015
Ascham students spent a week in August exploring, investigating, questioning and discovering throughout a range of activities and challenges as part of Science Week.
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Girls go back in time during Ballarat excursion
27 Aug 2015
On 26 August 2015, Ascham’s Year 5 students travelled to Ballarat for a trip packed with educational and fun lessons.
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Excellence on show at HSC Art Exhibition
20 Aug 2015
Tuesday 18 August marked the official opening of the HSC Art Exhibition with more than 250 guests attending.
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Kindergarten visits Taronga Zoo
30 Jul 2015
Animals, animals, everywhere! Kindergarten was delighted to have clear weather for their Taronga Zoo excursion in July.
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Exploring Science in Hawaii
30 Jun 2015
On 20 June, 12 Ascham girls boarded their Hawaiian Airlines flight with much anticipation for a Science trip to Hawaii.
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Fiona Open Day
25 Jun 2015
Ascham was buzzing on the Fiona Open Day in mid-June, as the girls in Years 3–6 proudly put their schooling on display.
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Back to the country for equestrian in Coonabarabran
10 Jun 2015
More than 20 Ascham girls, 14 of whom are boarders, travelled to Coonabarabran in June to participate in the North West Equestrian Expo.
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Year 6 Red Shield Appeal
3 Jun 2015
On Sunday 31 May, 20 Year 6 girls gathered to support the annual Red Shield Appeal to help raise much needed funds for the Salvation Army.
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Flying high with paper planes
31 May 2015
As part of their learning about forces, Year 4 students participated in an exciting workshop on paper planes in May.
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Thinking outside the page
28 May 2015
Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students have been using the Book Creator app on their iPads to support their learning in English, HSIE and Science lessons this term.
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Ascham goes Into the Woods
26 May 2015
More than 60 talented young actors, crew members and musicians astounded their audiences during three amazing performances of Into the Woods.
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Tennis and Family Fun Day
22 May 2015
Fun was the name of the game as hundreds converged onto the Ascham campus for the annual Tennis and Family Fun day on 17 May.
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Nurse inspires Ascham student
11 May 2015
As World War I commemorations took hold last month it was the stories of the wartime nurses, particularly Sister Alice Ross King, that really inspired Year 9 student Daisy Semmler to submit a video wo ...
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A French perspective in Noumea
30 Apr 2015
Girls in Years 5 and 6 had many opportunities to practise their French recently, as they participated in a tour of Noumea.
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Young Citizens of the Year
24 Apr 2015
Georgie Hutchinson of Year 12 and Kate Arkins, Catherine Huynh and Zoe Watson (Class of 2014) have been named Woollahra Young Citizens of the Year.
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Budding artists at Ascham
27 Mar 2015
Girls in Kindergarten through to Year 2 at Ascham have been very productive in their specialist Art lessons.
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Racing to success at the Ascham Sailing Regatta
17 Mar 2015
The Ascham School Teams Racing Regatta was held on Saturday 14 March in perfect conditions.
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ARTEXPRESS opening at the Art Gallery of NSW
19 Feb 2015
Congratulations to Alisha Lee and Holly Wadsworth, whose 2014 HSC artworks were prominently displayed in this year's ARTEXPRESS exhibition.
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Into the Woods rehearsals begin
16 Feb 2015
At the first rehearsal the cast and crew assembled in the Packer Theatre to be welcomed by the Producer.
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Touring Chamber Choir workshop with composer Sally Whitwell
12 Feb 2015
In Term 1 Week 1 the Ascham Touring Chamber Choir was treated to an inspiring workshop by the composer, accompanist and Aria award winner Sally Whitwell.
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Welcome to Country
6 Feb 2015
The girls of the Senior School wish to thank Ms Millie Ingram of the Wiradjuri people for visiting the first assembly of 2015 to explain the ancient cultural tradition practised by the first Australia ...
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