Newcastle High School (Australia)

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Newcastle High School
Newcastle High School Logo.jpg
Newcastle, New South Wales
Coordinates 32°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
Type Public, Comprehensive, Secondary, Day school
Motto Latin: Remis Velisque
(With Oars and Sails; with all one's might[2][3])
Established 1929
Principal Nathan Towney
Enrolment 1,007[1]
Campus Urban
Colour(s) Red and Blue

Newcastle High School is a state run high school located in Newcastle West[4]—a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia–with an enrolment of approximately 1,000 students.[1]

As a secondary school in New South Wales, the school teaches Year 7 to Year 12 students in accordance with the state government's education curriculum, as determined by the Board of Studies. At the end of year 12, successful students are accredited with their 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 holds a high 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 High School. [5][6][7]

Notable alumni[edit]

Newcastle Girls' High School[edit]

Newcastle High School (1976- )[edit]


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  11. ^ a b c Branley, Alison (17 April 2010). "YouthRock taps Newcastle music scene". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  12. ^ Strachan Chemical.J - Pop Punk And Hip Hop Musician Easy Tee - Hip Hop Musician Bryce Cube (Throat Cutter) (Slit) - Heavy Metal Musician, Julieanne (28 September 2009). "Hunter stars as scene for new movie". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
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