Northcote High School caters for the needs of boys and girls from Years 7 to 12. Established in 1926, it is one of the oldest government secondary schools in the northern suburban area of Melbourne.
The school has a strong tradition of excellence in academic study, sporting achievement, music performance and citizenship. The school also has a fine reputation for the care, support and opportunities it provides to each student.

Facilities: The facilities of the school are extensive, including state-of-the-art science and technology facilities. The grounds include landscaped parkland and ovals.
A modern full-size gymnasium, arts centre, library and technology wing complement
the existing specialist facilities. In 2007, the school’s facilities were further developed as part of the Leading Schools Fund. A school campsite is maintained in the Strathbogie Ranges.

Curriculum: The school is committed to the principle that all students be given the opportunity to participate and to develop to the best of their abilities. The school seeks to foster among its students an ongoing commitment to and lifelong interest in learning. The school curriculum is designed to provide a solid grounding in all of the Key Learning Areas. Extensive use of learning technologies is made to enhance high-quality teaching and learning. A very broad range of VCE subjects is offered in Years 11 and 12. A select-entry program has been offered since 1997.

Extra-curricular activities: The sporting program (a designated school of Physical and Sporting Excellence) and co-curricular programs are also features of the school. Other programs include a school play, drama and media productions, Tournament of Minds, debating and a large music program. Language and cultural study trips are undertaken to Italy, China and France. Interstate tours are also offered. The school also hosts student visitors from overseas every year.

Student welfare programs: The school has a horizontal grouping structure, with each year level under the care of form teachers and two year-level co-ordinators. A strong welfare support team and clearly defined discipline and welfare structures help promote a healthy and tolerant school environment. Parents interested in enrolment are strongly encouraged to visit the school. The school has an enrolment ceiling and waiting lists exist at all year levels.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1500 (including 80 international students)
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:St Georges Road, Northcote 3070
  • Phone:03 9488 2300
  • Fax:03 9488 2399

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