Princes Hill Secondary College
Princes Hill Secondary College is a coeducational state secondary school, located in Carlton North, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The school is 2 kilometres from the Melbourne City Centre.
|Princes Hill Secondary College|
|Type||co-educational government school|
|Motto||Latin: Labore et fide|
The school was formerly known as Princes Hill High School. Princes Hill Secondary College is non-selective and accepts students from over 30 primary schools in the City of Yarra, City of Melbourne, City of Moreland and City of Darebin.
The school was opened by the acting headmaster on 2 September 1889 with several hundred pupils. It was the continuation of the Lygon Street, North Carlton school, established in the 1860's.
A fire destroyed the original structure on 8 February 1970. Teachers at the school sent a telegram to the then Prime Minister, John Gorton, to ask for financial aid for the school. 410 pupils were left without classrooms.
Princes Hill Secondary College is one of the few late-20th-century buildings on Arnold Street.
In 2005, parts of the school were refurbished: the performing arts centre, textiles and food facilities, year 11 and 12 classrooms and science laboratories. A gymnasium was later established in 2006.
VCE studies offered by the school:
Art, Australian and Global Politics, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Drama, English, English (EAL), English Language, Foundation Mathematics, French, Further Mathematics, General Mathematics, Global Politics, Health and Human Development, History: 20th Century (1900-1945), History: 20th Century (since 1945), History: Revolutions, Italian, Literature, Mathematical Methods (CAS), Media, Music Investigation, Music Performance, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Product Design and Technology, Psychology, Specialist Mathematics, Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design.
Princes Hill Secondary College was ranked in the top 200 public secondary schools (equal 9th) in Australia based on academic results in 2009.
'Princes Hillians' include:
- Attila Abonyi, Australian association football player, member of the Australia national association football team for the 1974 FIFA World Cup
- Rupert Balfe, Australian rules footballer
- John Bluthal, British film and television actor
- Jack Brake, Australian football player
- Arnold Briedis, Australian rules footballer
- Lily Brett, Australian novelist, essayist and poet
- Sir William Brunton, Australian politician, and Lord Mayor of Melbourne
- Vin Catoggio, Australian rules footballer
- Kelvin Coe OBE, Australian ballet dancer of the Australian Ballet
- Alan Crawford, Australian rules footballer
- Matt Day, Australian actor
- John Dugdale, Australian rules footballer
- Geoffrey Edelsten, Australian medical entrepreneur, philanthropist, former owner of the Sydney Swans
- Ivor Evans, Australian co-designer of the Australian flag
- Brandon Ellis, Australian rules footballer
- Fred Freer, Australian cricketer
- Jack Hale, Australian rules footballer
- Bob Heatley, Australian rules footballer
- Russell Hitchcock, Australian singer
- Ben Lewin, Australian-American film director and screenwriter
- Sam Lipski, Australian journalist
- Ian Macfarlan, Australian politician, deputy leader of the Liberal Party of Australia in the state of Victoria, and the 35th Premier of Victoria
- Paul Meldrum, Australian rules footballer
- Gretta Ray, Australian singer-songwriter (graduated 2016)
- Angourie Rice, Australian actress starring in The Nice Guys, Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows and Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Adam Richard, Australian comedian, actor and media personality
- Sir David Smith KCVO, AO, Australian public servant
- Victor Smorgon AC, Australian businessman and philanthropist
- Maria Vamvakinou, Australian politician, ALP member for Calwell in the Parliament of Australia
- Frank Warne, Australian cricketer
- Arnold Zable, Australian writer
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