Newcastle High School (Australia)

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

Australia
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
Information
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]
Years7-12
Enrolment1,079[1] (2018)
CampusUrban
Colour(s)Red and blue         
Website
[4]

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).

History[edit]

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.

Ravens[edit]

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]

References[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". www.newcastle-h.schools.nsw.edu.au.
  7. ^ "Newcastle High School - Moodle". www.newcastle-h.schools.nsw.edu.au.
  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)". Southernstars.org.au. 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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