Newcastle High School (Australia)

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Newcastle High School
Newcastle High School Logo.jpg
Newcastle High School is located in New South Wales
Newcastle High School
Newcastle High School
Location in New South Wales

Coordinates32°55′56″S 151°45′28″E / 32.9322°S 151.7578°E / -32.9322; 151.7578Coordinates: 32°55′56″S 151°45′28″E / 32.9322°S 151.7578°E / -32.9322; 151.7578
Former nameNewcastle Girls' High School
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
MottoLatin: Remis Velisque
(With Oars and Sails; with all one's might[2][3])
Established1929; 90 years ago (1929)
(as Newcastle Girls' High School)
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalNathan Towney
Teaching staff81.2 FTE (2018)[1]
Enrolment1,079[1] (2018)
Colour(s)Red and blue         

Newcastle High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Newcastle West,[5] a suburb of Newcastle, in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1929, the school enrolled approximately 1,080 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom nine percent identified as Indigenous Australians and nine percent were from a language background other than English.[1] The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education in accordance with the education curriculum, as determined by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority; the principal is Nathan Towney.[4] At the end of Year 12, successful students are accredited with their NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).


Newcastle High School, which began in 1976, is the last of three schools that shared a similar and sometimes common history:

The school occupies the campuses previously occupied by two girls' high schools: Hunter Girls' High School and Newcastle Girls' High School. The campus of 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.


Newcastle High has a large population of ravens and the students hold the birds in high regard. By the students, both past and present, ravens are a symbol of their teen years and are regarded as a mascot for the school.[6][7][8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Newcastle Girls' High School[edit]

Newcastle High School (1976- )[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Newcastle High School, Hamilton, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Definition of: remis velisque". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ Stone, Jon R (2005). The Routledge dictionary of Latin quotations: The Illiterati's Guide to Latin Maxims, Mottoes, Proverbs, and Sayings. Routledge. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-415-96909-3.
  4. ^ a b "Going to a Public School › School Locator › Newcastle High School". New South Wales Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Newcastle West". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Newcastle High School - Home".
  7. ^ "Newcastle High School - Moodle".
  8. ^ The Student History of Newcastle High
  9. ^ "Distinguished NSW minister known as the Iron Maiden". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  10. ^ "Sutton, Julie (1937 - )". The Australian Women's Register. 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  11. ^ "Jamie Brazier Papua New Guinea Cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. ESPN Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  12. ^ "Belinda Clark (134)". 5 February 2004. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ a b c Branley, Alison (17 April 2010). "YouthRock taps Newcastle music scene". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  14. ^ Strachan, Julieanne (28 September 2009). "Hunter stars as scene for new movie". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 13 March 2011.

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