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Principal Team

Principal Chris Jones
Assistant Principals Katie Archibald
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.

Katie Archibald

Katie has been the Head of Student Services for 6 years and has a Masters in School Leadership. She has led Student Wellbeing engagement programs and coordination for 15 years and is passionate about working with students and families to develop positive experiences in school. Katie has lead the Respectful Relationships initiative at Northcote High School as well as a number of student wellbeing, careers and pathway events. Katie is responsible for the Students portfolio, encompassing the sub-school systems, Student Services and enrolments and Communications.

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
Head of Senior School Jane Lange

Year Level Program Leaders

Year 7 Tess Legge
Adam Scanlon
Year 8 Jessica Kruske
Aurelie Charenton
Year 9 Tennille Seary
Jonathan Hoon
Year 10 Cathy Lester
Josh Melican
Year 11 Luke Barrett
Paul Micah Sullivan
Year 12 Courtney Lever
Adam Coxsell

Teaching and Learning Leaders

Curriculum & Pedagogy Liz Lenthall
Prue Morris
Data Project Kevin Hoole
Digital Practice Tennille Seary
Global Education Jocelyn Hill
Performing Arts Jackie Brogan
Student Services Leanne Petroff
Science Katie Turner
Maths Kirsty Phillips
English Rebekah Keenan Mount
Humanities David Adam
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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