Newcastle Boys' High School
|Newcastle Boys High School|
Latin: Remis Velisque
With Oars and Sails
i.e. with all one's might
|Turton Road, Waratah
Newcastle, New South Wales, 2298
|Type||Public, selective, single-sex, secondary, day school|
|Established||1929 at Newcastle East
1934 at Waratah
|Colour(s)||Red and Blue
|Communities served||Lower Hunter Region|
Entrance to the original building in 2007. The school is now known as Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus.
Newcastle Boys High School was established in 1929 when the Hill High School was split into two selective single-sex schools, the other being Newcastle Girls High School. Hill High School's campus was located on Newcastle Hill, at a site now occupied by Newcastle East Public School, and was referred to as "the School on the Hill". Newcastle Girls High School moved to a new campus in Hamilton, and Newcastle Boys High School moved to a new campus in Waratah in 1934, at which time Hill High School became Newcastle Junior Boys High School. Both Newcastle Boys and Newcastle Girls high schools carried on the traditions established by the original school, including use of the same motto and school colours.
Newcastle Boys High School became non-selective and co-educational in 1977 and changed its name to Waratah High School that same year. Later it became Waratah Technology High School then Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus.
- 1930–31 Robert Frederick Harvey
- 1932–34 Charles Herbert Christmas
- 1935–44 Norman Ross Mearns
- 1945–47 William Pillans
- 1948–63 Frank Harold Beard
- 1964–74 Leonard Thomas Richardson
- 1975–76 Victor Huish Webber (relieving)
Newcastle Boys High School continued to sing the Newcastle High School song: words by a member of staff, R. G. Henderson MA set to the tune of "D'ye ken John Peel?", chosen by competition announced in 1913 in the school journal, "Novocastrian". When the boys moved to the plain at the Waratah site, they no longer climbed up The Hill and the first verse was re-written in 1943 by Mr Hodge.
|1913 version||1943 version|
D'ye ken the school on the hill so high,
Smith House boys, here's a song for you,
The following Newcastle Boys' High School students won scholarships to the Professor Harry Messel International Science School:
|1962||Malcolm James Williams|
|1964||Peter Gordon Browne|
|1965||Ian Donald Henderson|
|1966||Grahame John Edgar|
|1967||Michael Duncan Daffey|
|1968||David Ian Cocking|
|1969||David Bruce Williams|
|1969||Graeme John Williams|
|1971||Danny James Llewellyn|
|1971||Ian Allen Watson|
|1973||Stephen Bruce Ticehurst|
Source: "Professor Harry Messel International Science School Science Alumni 1962–2007" (PDF). Foundation for Physics. The University of Sydney. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
|1967||Rugby League||J Davis|
|1967||Rugby Union||J Davis|
|1970||Rugby League||J Shield|
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- Caldwell, (Jack) John Archibald Wayne (1941–) BA DipEd UNSW MA Newcastle MEd Wales PhD Macquarie DipEdStudies UNE MACE, educator; education consultant, Hong Kong (2003–), Adjunct Associate Professor, Flinders University (2003–); Deputy President (Academic) Hong Kong Central College (2006–), Provost Hong Kong Institute of Continuing Education (2006–), Academic Director Hong Kong Communication Art Centre (2005–06), Director Utahloy English Language Centre Guangzhou China (2004–05), Associate Professor and Dean of Education University of Newcastle (Australia) (1991–93)
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- Gosper, (Kevan) Richard Kevan, International Sports Administrator; Company Director
- Harding, John Phillips, HonDMus Newcastle, violinist; Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (2006–)
- Jones, (Sam) Samuel Barry (1923–99) trade unionist, politician; Australian Labor Party member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Waratah (1965–84)
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- Trevallion, Ken, worked with drug rehabilitation and other medical centres (deceased)
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Newcastle Girls' High and Hunter Girls' High merged in January 1976 as Newcastle High School. A year later Newcastle Boys' High merged with Wickham Girls' High to become Waratah High, while Newcastle Technical High merged with Cooks Hill Girls' High to become Merewether High School.
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In recognition of service to medicine, particularly in the field of blood transfusion services.
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First public acclaim. In Year 12, I was in the debating team that won the State Championships. I went to Newcastle Boys High, and it was all maths, science and sport – to knock cricket off the dais was a big deal. At a special assembly, our victory was received in a lukewarm manner by our fellow students. But it was a veneration after six years of torment and torture at school.
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In recognition of service to art and to ornithology as a natural history artist.
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For long service to the Hunter and Lake Macquarie communities as a community worker
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