Northcote Primary School
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Northcote Primary School is a primary school in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, 6 kilometers from the city centre. The school is often referred to as the Helen Street State School Number 1401, particularly by former students and older residents of the area. The school is located in Helen Street, Northcote.
A number of notable persons are former students of this school. These include murdered solicitor Keith William Allan and late parliamentarians Alan Bird, Don Chipp and Frank Courtnay. Another notable former student was Keith Smith, an Australian broadcaster, radio and television personality, and writer. Smith's most popular television program was "The Pied Piper."
- Andrew Lemon (1983), The Northcote Side of the River, Hargreen Publishing Company, North Melbourne, p.222