Nothcote High School

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Sporting excellence

Northcote High School has enjoyed a long and illustrious reputation as a high-performing sport-oriented school and fields around 100 teams each year. Sport is an important part of our school life and NHS competes in most interschool sports competitions.



NHS holds  a School Swimming  Carnival and  an Athletics Carnival every year and  students compete in traditional school houses: Merri (Yellow), Batman (Red), Plenty (Green) and Sumner (Blue).

NHS students also participate in cross country during the year.


Sports on offer at NHS are:

  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  •  Softball
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Field and Indoor Hockey
  •  Handball
  • Lacrosse


At the end of Terms 1, 2 and 3 we compete in our local division in the above sports. We have separate teams for Years 7 and  8, combined teams for Years 9 and 10 and combined teams for Years 11 and 12 combined. Our local district is now called the Darebin Division, which includes Northcote HS, Reservoir SC, Thornbury HS, St. John's, Preston Girls SC and William Ruthven SC. Winners here progress to the Northern Metro Region, then to a three-team Conference and onto (State) SSV finals.