Greythorn High School

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Greythorn High School

Greythorn High School


Greythorn Road
Balwyn North
Victoria, 3104



Closed (merged)



State school


None. School is now closed Coeducation


7 to 12


GHS, Greythorn High, Greythorn Thorns


Ne Quid Nimis ("all things in moderation")

Greythorn High School was a state-run high school (years 7-12) in the suburb of Balwyn North, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The school was established in February 1958, meeting for the first time at Balwyn High School as the new building at Greythorn Road was not completed at that time. After three days, the 81 students and 5 teachers transferred to temporary premises at St Silas Hall and the Scout Hall at Macleay Park. The school moved to the permanent Greythorn Road site in June 1958. The school was officially opened on Saturday 4 June 1960 by the Minister for Education, J. S. Bloomfield, MLA.[1]

During the 1970s and 1980s the school had over 1,000 students and over 100 staff.

It was used for the filming of the children's series, Pugwall.[2]

Student numbers dwindled during the 1990s. As from January 1992, the school merged with Balwyn High School which then operated the Greythorn Road site as a campus.[1] The Greythorn Road campus was closed in 1994 by the Kennett Government.[3] The buildings were eventually demolished and the land converted to a new housing estate.

The school had a library and extensive sport facilities, including two large ovals.

The school was well known for teaching drama and producing school plays and musicals, with students such as Mary Coustas[4] and Kate Ceberano moving on to successful careers in drama and music.


  • Mr J Guthrie 1958-1961
  • Mr R Hodge 1962-1963
  • Mr E Cochrem 1964-1969
  • Miss J McLennan 1969-1982
  • Miss G Sullivan 1983-1986
  • Mr G Kingsland 1987-1991

Miss G Rogerson was Acting Principal for a number of years during Miss McLennan's period of illness.[1] Mr E Cochrem was also Principal between 1971 & 1973.

Notable teachers[edit]



  1. ^ a b c Greythorn High 1958-1991, 34 Years of Excellence, School Magazine, 1991
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  3. ^ $2.7 million for Balwyn High School, says Wade, News release, Department of Premier and Cabinet, 7 July 1995
  4. ^ Tarica, Elisabeth (1 May 2003). "Eff 'n' bewdiful". The Age. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Ray, Margaret Elizabeth, Australian Women Biographical entry, 10 June 1995
  6. ^ An inspirational teacher with a passion for literature, friendship, Sydney Morning Herald, June 28, 2013

Coordinates: 37°48′06″S 145°05′46″E / 37.80167°S 145.09611°E / -37.80167; 145.09611