On the 24th of May, 1920, 124 pupils were admitted to Ascot State School in five class levels. This photograph was taken on the 1st October, 1921.
School provides a safe and caring environment for high quality learning to
occur. The school’s motto “Strive to
Achieve” reflects the strong commitment of teachers and the school community in
encouraging every child to reach their full potential. The school has an outstanding reputation for
excellence in academia, sports and the Arts as well as catering for students
excelling in individual pursuits. Our
Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Program is
highly valued and supported by the parent community.
proud of its rich history, traditions and strong school spirit, which have been
embraced by generations of local families and new members of the Ascot
community. The school consistently
achieves high standards in literacy and numeracy, has excellent attendance and
participation rates and enjoys very high standards of student behaviour and
pride in the school.
extensive Music Program includes three concert bands – senior, intermediate and
junior, string ensemble, brass ensemble and senior and junior choirs. Students have the opportunity to learn a
brass, woodwind or percussion instrument in a user-pays program from Year
3. Events occur annually where we
feature performances from the school bands, choir and individual students.
Physical Education program has strong athletics and swimming components and is
supported by an active parent-run Swimming Club. Students participate in learn-to-swim classes
from Prep and some students continue to regional and state representation. Students in years 4 to 6 can choose from a
selection of sports to play at district gala days and may participate in
district selection trials for cross-country, athletics, netball, softball,
cricket, hockey and AFL.
There is a
strong community support for Ascot State School. Working beside the P&C Committee is a
Swimming Club, Tuckshop Committee, Uniform Shop, Welcome Group, Physical
Environment Group, Friends of Music Group and Friends of Visual Arts and
Design. The P&C employ a School
Communications officer whose tasks include coordinating activities with the
Class Parent Representatives who supports each classroom teacher. Parents are represented on the School Council
to advise and monitor the strategic direction of the school to ensure it aligns
with community values and expectations.