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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

April 2022

The NHS Ex-students’ Association congratulates Mr. Chris Jones on his appointment as the substantive Principal of the School and wishes him all the best for his time in office. He has been acting Principal for about six months and was previously an Assistant Principal at University High School.

The Association is saddened to learn of the passing of former teacher Mr Mark Hill on March 20th. this year. He taught at NHS for some 27 years to the late 1980s. His background in writing and journalism was put to good use at the school as the official publicity officer, in which role he expertly advised the principal on dealing with any tricky communications’ issues with the media. He taught a range of subjects – Commerce, humanities, and music. His skills in music were put to good use leading a recorder group and a hand bell ringing ensemble. This latter group rang in the Governor of Victoria on his official to the School and did the same for a new Lord Mayor of Melbourne at his induction at the Melbourne Town Hall. Mark was a kindly and helpful staff member who did much for the school and was very popular with students, staff and administration. Deepest sympathy is extended to Mark’s wife Helga and the family.

Ex-student Peter Jarosch who attended the School in the 1970s, passed away in 2019. Peter was deeply interested in current affairs and, after School, studied at RMIT, gaining a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics. During this period he was a member of the Melbourne University Regiment, reaching the level of trainer. He joined the Department of Defence in a technical capacity in 1999 working on naval projects at Garden Island NSW and then at Victoria Barracks working to solve problems with batteries and power systems with the Land Engineering Division. He won an Outstanding Team Award in 2003 for contributions to the Electrical Systems Group, greatly aiding standardisation, cost effective procurement and reliability of power systems for military vehicles.. He was very interested also in intelligence undertaking courses in this area before retiring in 2017. Sincere sympathy is also extended to Peter’s family.

Both men lived up to the School motto Meliora Sequamur.


Alumni News 2021

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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