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Principal Team

Principal Chris Jones
Assistant Principals Allira Scott
Jane Lange
Audra Keane
Phillip Adams


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.

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 Student management and supports the Junior Sub School.

Jane Lange

Jane was a Leading Teacher – Head of Senior School at Northcote High School prior to becoming an Assistant Principal.  She has extensive leadership experience in student management, having held positions of leadership in this area across 10 years. Jane has also worked in the student wellbeing support area during her time at Northcote.  Jane’s experience aligns with her strong commitment to fostering positive relationships between staff, students, families and the broader community.  Jane is responsible for Operations and supporting the Senior Sub-School.

Audra Keane

Audra was a Leading Teacher – Head of Junior School at Northcote High School prior to becoming an Assistant Principal. She has extensive experience in student management and creating unique year level experiences, having worked within Sub-schools for the past 10 years at NHS. Working across a range of roles and responsibilities since beginning at NHS has given Audra a deep understanding of the community and needs of NHS students, families and staff. Audra is responsible for Curriculum and Pedagogy and supports the Middle sub-school.

Leadership Team

Sub-school Leaders

Head of Junior School Salome Broch
Head of Middle School Jerome Holleman
Head of Senior School Paul Micah Sullivan

Year Level Program Leaders

Year 7 Tess Legge
Josh Melican
Year 8 Kurt Strachan
Riley Boyce
Year 9 Megan O’Neill
Annabelle Van Eeden
Year 10 Kate Smart
Simon Hoo
Year 11 Joanna Gerantidis
Christine Martin
Year 12 Chris McKay
Peta Sirec

Teaching and Learning Leaders

Curriculum & Pedagogy Adam Scanlon
Imogen Lazarus
Digital Practice Johanna Santarossa
Global Education Jocelyn Hill
Performing Arts Jackie Brogan
Student Services Leanne Petroff
Student Interventions Anna Newbold
Science Grant Tucker
Maths Kirsty Phillips
English Elliott Wall
Humanities David Adam
Languages TBA
Performing Arts Cindy Frost
Visual Arts Barry Drinan
Nick Cooke
Technology (Design) Sarah Grinzi
Technology (Food) TBA
VCE Vocational Major Liz Brown
PE/Health Josh Bartholomew

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