Our Beginning

∼ 1998 ∼

Excellence has to start somewhere – and for Ashton is started in 1998, on what was previously a small farm…

Our Grounds
The first few buildings at Ashton and what is today London Quad in the Senior College

A Classroom in 1998
Step inside one of our first classrooms

Our First Tuckshop
Our first tuckshop was located in what is today a Senior College classroom in London Quad

Our First Tuckshop
Our first tuckshop was located in what is today a Senior College classroom in London Quad

The Pond
The pond in this photo can still be seen at Ashton – it is the pond outside the Grace Hall. In the background, you can also see what is now our top field

The Driveway
This is what our driveway looked like in 1998, if you had been looking out the gate towards Beryl Street. It is almost unrecognisable!

The Founding Class of 1998
In January 1998, we opened our doors to our very first students

Our First Open Day
Many traditions, such as experiments in the Biology and Science labs, can still be seen at our Open Days

The Soccer Team of 1998
Our Founder and CEO, Mr A. Buys, with the soccer team of 1998

The Water Project
Our Founder, Mrs R. Snelling, presenting a Water Project to the students

Our First Honour’s Evening
In November 1998, we held our first Honours evening to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students

The Last Assembly of 1998
We closed our very first year of school with a final assembly at the end of November