Blackburn High School

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Blackburn High School
60 Springfield Rd, Blackburn
Blackburn, Victoria 3130
Coordinates 37°48′39″S 145°09′00″E / 37.8109°S 145.1500°E / -37.8109; 145.1500Coordinates: 37°48′39″S 145°09′00″E / 37.8109°S 145.1500°E / -37.8109; 145.1500
Type Public
Motto Ad Lucem Crescimus
(Growing Towards the Light[1])
Established 1956
Principal Mrs Joanna Alexander
Years 7- 12 Years 7-12
Enrollment 1200
Colour(s) Green, White, Black

Blackburn High School is a public secondary school for girls and boys in years 7 to 12 in Blackburn, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, founded in 1956.

The school has performed in music events such as The Victorian School Music Festival, The Royal South Street Competition and Generations in Jazz Competition in Mt. Gambier, which they have won a number of times.[citation needed]


Blackburn High School has four Houses: Dunlop (Red), Melba (Blue), Freeman (Yellow), and Hollows (Green). The House names were inspired by four Australians: Sir Edward Weary Dunlop, Cathy Freeman, Dame Nellie Melba and Fred Hollows. Each House has approximately 250 students from Years 7-12, and within each House students are members of their own Mentor group. The mentor group system is aimed at helping students achieve their maximum academic potential, whilst allowing them to bond with students in other year levels.

Notable alumni[edit]