Meliora Sequamur: Choosing a better path.
The school’s extensive academic, co-curricular and pastoral care programs encourage students to develop their own educational and personal pathway... a better pathway.
Welcome to the Northcote High School Website.
Established in 1926, Northcote High School has built a rich tradition of academic excellence, dedicated innovative teaching, quality facilities and caring student support. We preserve this core and stimulate progress through our widely acclaimed Music, Science and Sporting programs, and such initiatives as our ACE program for High Achieving students, the Year 9 Leading Schools Project (the Global Citizenship Centre) and the Year 8 High Resolves Initiative, in partnership with the University of Melbourne.
The school’s extensive academic, co-curricular and pastoral care programs encourage students to develop their own educational pathways and explore individual interests.
As you explore our website you will see students at all year levels experiencing the joy of learning, achieving, teaming and contributing in the classrooms and the labs, on the sporting fields and at camps, in academic competitions and debating, working on productions and community projects, linking with our sister schools in China and Italy and through our international friendship exchanges. I hope you will also see and sense the wonderful respect and friendliness that is such an important part of our supportive environment from which we build our culture of achievement.
While the Northcote High School draws and learns from the past, our focus is very much on educating for the 21st century. Our intention is to challenge young minds and equip our students with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to engage with life as contributing citizens of the new millennium.
Sue Harrap, Principal
I wanted to thank you personally for our son’s very happy and successful years at NHS. He has done well at VCE and more importantly got all four of the offers he sought and has now enrolled in his first preference course at RMIT. We're really thrilled. He maintained a balance throughout of study, sport and a social life. I remember him coming home from the first day at NHS saying, 'Mum, I'm really pleased to be at this school' and he went on to become a Sports Captain which was a really good experience and for the development of his other skills. The leadership training that accompanied that role is a very good initiative too. NHS school parent.