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Ex-students’ Association

The Northcote High Ex-students’ Association has around 500 members and warmly welcomes all ex-students and staff to join.

Membership entitles you to access information about Northcote High School, a copy of our annual Ripples magazine, and invitations to the reunion day and other school events.

Past Students Register

The Northcote High School Past Students Register lists the names and details of Northcote High School’s ex-students. The information is from a variety of sources and there may be variations in the details supplied. Information is not provided on all students.

Our past students have excelled in a wide range of fields, including science, the arts, politics, sport and research. See History to learn more about some of our past students’ achievements.

For assistance with Alumni Registration or to add new information to the register, contact Kate Challis on 9488 2300 or email Kate Challis.

History of Northcote High School

Alumni news

February 2021

The Ex-students’ Association wishes the School well for its new year and following the disruptions caused in 2020 by the COVID Pandemic. It was good to see many fine results achieved by the Year 12 Class of 2020 despite all the problems. We hope it will be possible to see many of the activities of the Association resumed this year. The Class of 1959 has already held its first monthly luncheons in Carlton. Unfortunately, 2020 and the start of this year has seen the passing of many of our loyal supporters.

Allan Wilcox, Class of 1955, passed away on 30 August 2020. He held a BSc and BEd and taught in various Victorian schools and the New York UN school. He lectured at Swinburne and RMIT, before moving into International School Education in Germany and at Kilmore, being principal in both places. He maintained a very active interest in the old school, helping to re-establish the Association over several years. At School he was a keen footballer and member of the first XVIII and player of junior soccer. He convened the Class of 1955 group and will be sadly missed.

Peter Tsitas, Class of 1955 held a BArch and Master Town Planning (London) as well as various fellowships. He passed away on 03 February 2021. this year after a fall. He operated a private practice and did much work for Government in public housing. He was a keen supporter of his year group and the Association. Several relatives also attended NHS.

David Warry, Class of 1959, began his working life with Victoria Police but after 10 years studied chiropractice in the USA. He helped set up this profession in Italy. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Preston and practised as a chiropractor in Preston. He was a volunteer for many organizations and was State and National President of the Australian Boxing Association. He supported his year group attending monthly luncheons. He passed away on 18 January 2021.

Victor Cottren, Class of 1959, worked in the insurance industry operating his own brokerage business. He passed away 17 January 2021. He was in regular contact with his old classmates.

Jack Mulready, Class of 1959, held a BSc and as a professional geologist, operated a private geological consulting office until his passing on 06 December 2020. His wife Lyndall served several years in the office at NHS. He too keenly supported his year group functions.

Denis Coghlan, Class of 1959, passed away earlier in 2020. He worked in the insurance industry and was an outstanding billiards and snooker player. He ultimately became an international referee for this sport, organizing a notable tournament for Melbourne.

The loss of these men is sadly recorded by the Association and we extend our deepest sympathy to their families and friends. Many had reconnected with the School and spoke of their fond memories.  We will miss them.

Meliora Sequamur!

 

Alumni News 2020

Alumni News 2019

Alumni News 2018

Alumni News 2017

Alumni News 2016

Alumni News 2015

Alumni News 2014

Alumni News 2013

Alumni News 2012

Alumni News 2011

Commemorative Poem by Bruce Dawe

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