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Camberwell High School

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Type  Public
Principal  Benji Zorella
Colour(s)  Green and Red
Number of students  1,201
Established  1941
Years  7-12
Phone  +61 3 9836 0555
Founded  1941
Motto  Disco Consulere Aliis (Learning to be considerate of others)
Address  Prospect Hill Rd, Canterbury VIC 3126, Australia

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Camberwell High School, (kæmbəwel 'haɪ skuːl) is a government-funded, government run, co-educational high school for years 7 to 12, located on Prospect Hill Road in Canterbury, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Camberwell High School is located on a 3.2-hectare site in Canterbury, which lies about twelve kilometres from Melbourne's Central Business District. The school has multi-storeyed cream brick buildings, and extensive facilities. The school opened in 1941, with over 350 students – as of 2010, the school's population is capped at 1200 students. At the beginning of Term 1 2017, Mr Benji Zorella became the new Principal of Camberwell High School.

The Brinsley Road Community School, also known as Camberwell High Annex, was established in February 1973 under the umbrella of Camberwell High School with the support of Camberwell High School's progressive principal Margaret Essex.

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Innovation Centre

In 2011 the school commenced construction of a new building, the Innovation Centre, on the basketball courts. The Centre will house a theatrette and extensive media and IT facilities. It is a replacement for the ageing Oval portables, which currently house the year nines at the school. They will be demolished once the Innovation Centre is completed and the year nines will shift into the Centre. In late 2012 the innovation centre was completed and the year 9 students moved in.

Alumni

  • David Bridie, musician
  • Marie Collier, opera singer
  • Jim Conway, musician
  • Mic Conway, musician
  • Will Sparks, musician
  • Hazel Edwards, author
  • Elliot Goblet, comedian
  • Lindsay Kline, cricketer
  • Peter Knights, Australian footballer
  • Kwong Lee Dow, Former Dean of Education, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Melbourne
  • Robert Manne, lecturer of politics
  • Robert Stone (basketball), basketballer
  • Kylie Minogue, Pop singer, songwriter, actress and The Voice coach
  • Dannii Minogue, singer, actress, TV personality, The X Factor & Australia's Got Talent judge
  • Brian Naylor, Channel 9 newsreader
  • Films and television

    Knowing, a 2009 movie was filmed at Camberwell High School which was converted into the set for William Dawes Elementary, Lexington, Massachusetts circa 1959.

    The Australian television series The Worst Year Of My Life - Again! was recently filmed at Camberwell High School.

    Ex.Principal Ms. Elida Brereton has appeared in the Australian television comedy series Summer Heights High playing the beleaguered principal Mrs Murray in that series.

    References

    Camberwell High School Wikipedia


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