Nothcote High School

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Leadership teams

The development of confident and articulate young Australians is an integral part of NHS’s learning community and our key task is to effectively develop our staff and students’ leadership capacities.

The development of confident and articulate young Australians is an integral part of NHS’s learning community and our key task is to effectively develop our staff and students’ leadership capacities.

 

Staff as leaders

We encourage our teachers to be leaders in their profession and employed as specialists in their fields. They join our team committed to professional innovation and continually push the boundaries in teaching to challenge young minds and encourage creativity. 

 

 

Leading teachers

Supporting the Principal team are Leading Teacher Team:

Ms Katie Archibald, Head of Student Services

Mr Gerard O'Shaughnessy, Head of Junior School (Years 7 and 8)

Ms Sarah Green, Head of Middle School (Year 9)

Mr Scott Macdonald, Head of Middle School (Year 10)

Mr Shane Gemmola, Head of Senior School (Years 11 and 12)

Ms Prue Morris, Teaching and Learning Leader - Curriculum and Pedagogy

Mr Josh Melican, Teaching and Learning Leader - Curriculum and Pedagogy

Mr Josh McDonald, Teaching and Learning Leader - Feedback and eduTech

Ms Lixia Wang, Director of the International Student Program

Mr Jackie Brogan, Director of Music

 

 

 

Principal team

The experienced leaders who manage NHS include:

Ms Kate Morris, Principal

Ms Jocelyn Hill, Assistant Principal

Mr Kevin Hoole, Assistant Principal

Ms Ciar Foster, Assistant Principal 

Dr Sean Butler, Assistant Principal

 

Kate Morris

Kate has a history working in schools and organisations to support growth and development of learning programs. Her work outside schools has included positions at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and Ford Australia. Kate came to Northcote High School from Melbourne Girls High School and became Principal in 2009. She has a Master of Business Administration with a Physical Education teaching background.

 

Sean Butler

Sean came to Northcote High School from a Curriculum Coordinator position and has held numerous leadership roles including Head of English, Year Level Program Leader and Literacy Coordinator. He has a Master of School Leadership qualification and a PhD, both from the University of Melbourne. He comes from a Humanities and English teaching background and is active in supporting the teaching and learning program of the school. Sean is responsible for the 'Staff' portfolio, Human Resources and the Years 9/10 Sub-School.

 

Jocelyn Hill

Jocelyn has been a leader at Northcote High School since the 1990s and worked as the Head of Senior Years for many years, building the reputation of Northcote High School as one of the top tier providers of VCE. Jocelyn is responsible for Operations, Student Services including the Internaitonal Students' Program and the Senior Sub-School. Jocelyn has a background as a Health and Food Technology teacher.

 

Kevin Hoole

Kevin has been part of the leadership team at Northcote High School since the 1990s and pioneered work for the Department of Education in the use of Information and Communication Technology in schools. Kevin has initiated and led significant projects such as our Navigator School work and the Leading Schools Fund that saw the creation of the Global Citizenship Centre. He is responsible for the Teaching and Learning program, ICT and timetable operations and teaches VCE philosophy. Kevin’s background is in ICT and the Humanities.

 

Ms Ciar Foster

Ciar came to Northcote High School from Sandringham College where she held a number of leadership roles including Assistant Principal and Sub-School Leader.  She has a Master of School Leadership qualification and experience in the areas of curriculum and program development, transition, student management, communications and community relations. She has an English teaching background, a previous career as a chef and is passionate about developing critical and creative thinkers. Ciar is responsible for the 'Students' portfolio, Communications and the Junior Sub-School.