Kew High School

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Kew High School
Kew High School logo.jpg
1393 Burke Road

East Kew

Coordinates33°20′N 44°23′E / 33.333°N 44.383°E / 33.333; 44.383Coordinates: 33°20′N 44°23′E / 33.333°N 44.383°E / 33.333; 44.383
MottoStrive, Aspire, Achieve
PrincipalClare Entwisle
Enrolment1015 (2013)
Campus typeSuburban
HousesBarker, Boroondara, Cotham, Wilsmere
Colour(s)Maroon and Yellow

Kew High School is a co-educational school in suburban Melbourne for students in years 7–12.

The school has an enrolment of approximately 1015 students from the suburbs of Kew, Balwyn, Hawthorn, Ivanhoe,and Richmond.

School grounds and facilities[edit]

The school is situated on a single campus adjoining parkland in the suburb of East Kew, approximately 8 kilometres from Melbourne CBD. Facilities of the school include

  • The Renaissance Centre, a performing arts centre which is used for the bi-annual school production and music and drama classes.
  • A large gymnasium
  • A Senior School (VCE) Centre for the use of Year 11 and 12 students
  • An indoor canteen and adjoining paved outdoor dining area
  • A library
  • Three outdoor basketball courts and two soccer pitches with artificial surfaces
  • Specialised facilities for STEM, music, food technology, visual arts, drama and languages


The school's theatre "The Renaissance Centre" is regularly used by other schools and community organisations for performances with a capacity of 470 people.

A recording of a choir from the school singing "Come Together" by The Beatles was sampled for the Avalanches' 2016 album Wildflower.[1]

House system[edit]

House name House motif House colour
Barker Bulls Blue
Boroondara Bears Green
Cotham Devils Red
Wilsmere Warriors Yellow

The houses compete in a variety of sporting events throughout the school year, including:

  • Swimming Carnival
  • Athletics Carnival

Notable people[edit]

  • Andy Truong — Australian fashion designer
  • Pez — Australian hip hop recording artist from Melbourne, Australia
  • Adam Gotsis — Australian professional American footballer


  1. ^ Chater, Robbie; Di Blasi, Tony (6 July 2016). "The Avalanches on changing times, changing technology and playing live" (Interview). Veronica & Lewis. Interviewed by Veronica Milsom & Lewis Hobba. Triple J. Retrieved 9 July 2016.