Principal’s Introduction

Principal’s Introduction

Welcome to Coburg High School, a school with a distinctive culture of students learning together and supporting and encouraging each other to do their best and of staff working collaboratively to develop a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum, support the health and wellbeing of students, and challenge our students to reach their potential.

As we enter the next phase in the journey of Coburg High School, we are developing an even stronger culture of learning and innovation and embarking on the final stage of renovations to provide the very best learning environment, facilities and resources for our amazing students.

Students are at the centre of our approach to teaching and learning and our decision-making and we hold high expectations of student learning, leadership, participation and behaviour.

At Coburg High School, we are committed to academic excellence and to the development of the whole person and we are proud to cultivate the diverse talents of our students. We offer a range of well-established co-curricular programs and clubs and an expanding range of opportunities for students to contribute their own ideas for initiatives, activities and events. We are proud of our partnership with Melbourne City Ballet and a range of programs with Moreland City Council.

At Coburg High School, students are offered an extensive range of excursions, camps and international tours. There is an amazing range of enrichment opportunities to perform in sporting teams, participate in debating and public speaking competitions, perform in productions, musicals, soirees and the State School Spectacular, exhibit original artwork in galleries, develop fluency in languages through overseas exchange programs, explore the humanities, and develop scientific curiosity through excursions, events and our own digital technologies and STEAM programs.

Coburg High School is a vibrant place of learning and personal growth. We expect students to do their personal best, invest effort into their learning, and take up opportunities that arise to showcase their talents, explore their interests, and continually develop new knowledge and skills.

Coburg High School is a purpose-built, contemporary and state-of-the-art learning environment with ubiquitous access to technology through a Bring Your Own Mac program, flexible learning spaces, classrooms and specialist science laboratories, art rooms, dance and performance spaces, and a theatrette. The school is set within wonderful, expansive and well-kept grounds with a gymnasium, oval, multiple outdoor courts (and four new $560,000 multipurpose courts to be constructed during 2018) and nearby access to tennis courts and swimming pools.

As principal, I am committed to leading Coburg High School to achieve even higher levels of student learning and wellbeing and to guiding staff, students and parents through our rapid growth in enrolments and size, and to working together with the community to ensure that we are providing the best possible educational opportunities for students.

Communication is essential and our website is an important means by which we communicate with the school community. For current parents, students and staff, our Compass portal and curriculum wikis are the main means of communication, with access to curriculum, assessment information, ongoing reporting, policies, updates and announcements. Our newsletter is published on a regular basis in the News section to share student achievements and learning, reflect on school events and activities, and provide additional information about upcoming opportunities for students.

Coburg High School alumni

Coburg High School was re-established in 2015 and we are honouring and continuing to extend the rich history of the original Coburg High School, one of the first high schools in Victoria. In 2016, we marked the centenary of the opening of the original Coburg High School in 1916 through a wonderful reunion day of celebrations with over one thousand former students. We have a thriving alumni so we are establishing even stronger connections between former students and our current Coburg High School students and staff.

There are many eminent and high-profile former students of the original Coburg High School, including Doris Carter—the first female Australian track and field athlete to medal at an Olympics—and Raelene Boyle who represented Australia at three Olympic Games. Glenyys Romanes—a former mayor of both Brunswick and Moreland—is also one of the Coburg High School alumni.

Our alumni have researched and prepared extensive information about the original Coburg High School and the fantastic achievements of former students through the website of the Coburg High School Historical Society: www.coburghighhistorical.org

Coburg High School is on the journey to becoming one of the finest high schools in Melbourne again.

Stewart Milner

Stewart Milner

Principal 

Coburg High School