Newcastle High School (Australia)
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|Newcastle High School|
(With Oars and Sails;
with all one's might)
|School type||State run High School|
|Principal||Mr Mark Hewitt|
|Location||Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia|
|School colours||Red and Blue|
|Homepage||Newcastle High School|
As a secondary school in New South Wales, the school teaches Year 7 to Year 12 students in accordance with the state government's education curriculum, as determined by the Board of Studies. At the end of year 12, successful students are accredited with their Higher School Certificate (HSC).
Newcastle High School at Hamilton, New South Wales, which began in 1976, is the successor of three schools:
- The School on The Hill (established 1906).
- Newcastle Girls' High School — an academically selective high school. (which began its separate existence (from 'The Hill') in 1929 at Hamilton.
- Newcastle Boys' High School — an academically selective high school. (which moved from 'The Hill' To Waratah in 1934).
The school occupies the campuses previously occupied by two girls' high schools: Hunter Girls' High School and Newcastle Girls' High School. The campus of Newcastle Boys' High School became non-selective and co-educational in 1977 and changed its name to Waratah High School that same year. Later it became Waratah Technology High School then Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus.
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