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Principal Team

Principal Chris Jones
Assistant Principals Kerren Diamond
Allira Scott


Chris Jones

Chris has worked in State Education for over 30 years and has worked in urban schools with a similarly high level of achievement and demographic to Northcote. Chris has been the Acting Principal at Northcote during Semester 2 2021 and an Assistant Principal for the preceding 5 years. Previous to that he was a Leading Teacher for 8 years in the areas of Student management, teacher development and ICT. Chris believes in creating opportunities for students to engage with their learning and participate in extra-curricular activities. Chris is responsible for the strategic resourcing of the school, building projects and School Council.

Kerren Diamond

Kerren was a Leading Teacher at Northcote High School for five years before going on family leave in 2016. During that time, she worked for Teach for Australia where she enhanced beginning teacher support for new teachers in schools experiencing educational disadvantage. She has a Masters in School Leadership and experience in curriculum and instructional improvement. Kerren is responsible for Professional Learning and Staff Induction.

Allira Scott

Allira was a Leading Teacher at Virtual School Victoria and Head of Senior School at Northcote High School prior to becoming an Assistant Principal. She has leadership experience from Foundation to Year 12 and has worked extensively in student management and student support roles. Working in different educational settings has provided Allira with insight and perspective of different students, families and their individual needs and she is incredibly passionate about advocating for young people. Allira is responsible for Operations and supports the Senior Sub School.

Leadership Team

Sub-school Leaders

Head of Junior School Audra Keane
Head of Middle School Jerome Holleman and Cathy Lester
Head of Senior School Jane Lange

Year Level Program Leaders

Year 7 Tess Legge
Salome Broch
Year 8 Will Medcalf
Kurt Strachan
Year 9 Tennille Seary
Dominic Huntley
Year 10 Cathy Lester
Josh Melican
Year 11 Rachel Kan
Chris McKay
Year 12 Courtney Lever
Paul Micah Sullivan

Teaching and Learning Leaders

Curriculum & Pedagogy Liz Lenthall
Adam Scanlon
Data Project Kevin Hoole
Digital Practice Johanna Santarossa
Global Education Jocelyn Hill
Performing Arts Jackie Brogan
Student Services Leanne Petroff
Science Grant Tucker
Maths Kirsty Phillips
English Elliott Wall
Humanities Kevin Hoole
LOTE Pierrick Hubert
Performing Arts Cindy Frost
Visual Arts Jane Critcher
Technology (Design) Sarah Grinzi
Technology (Food) Lorraine Lockhart
VCAL Liz Brown
PE/Health Rachel Malcolm

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