With the subdivision of the Landsdale, Darch and Madeley precincts there was a need to provide local schooling for young families and recent migrants moving into the area. Initially developed as a Middle School, the design plan was altered to cater for a full Year 8-12 College. The original name of the Middle School was Landsdale Secondary College however to reflect the changing nature of the Darch subdivision the College was renamed Ashdale Secondary College.
Ashdale Secondary College opened in 2009 with an initial intake of 140 Year 8 students. Stage 1 of our buildings program was completed in October 2009, Stage 2 was completed in late 2011 and Stage 3 was completed at the end of 2014 to accomodate the Move to Year 7 in 2015. During 2009, Ashdale Secondary College attained certification as an Approved Specialist School for Information and Computer Technology. The College was one of the first 34 schools in Western Australia to become an Independent Public School in 2010.
Ashdale Secondary College has world class facilities to accommodate the student of the 21st century. Provision of wireless internet in every classroom allows students ubiquitous access via laptops and tablets to extend their connectivity to universal learning environments. Our Learning Hub (Library) is a combination of a traditional library and an e-learning centre. It incorporates a Creative Lab which is primarily used by our ICT and STEM Institute students for project based learning. Dedicated Science Labs, Home Economics, Fitness, ICT and Design & Technology rooms are fitted with state of the art equipment that permits students to explore all facets of education and ensure they’re ready for the future workforce.
The College logo was designed to highlight students progress as they move toward a positive future. The path, represented as a line, symbolises the journey that a student embarks on to reach the horizon line. The horizon line is distinguished by a rising sun that offers the dawn of a bright new future. The letter ‘A’, apart from representing Ashdale Secondary College, signifies our connectedness to this journey on the path that each student takes to achieve a positive future.