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Mount View High School (Cessnock)

Mount View High School

Coordinates32°49′41″S 151°19′56.6″E / 32.82806°S 151.332389°E / -32.82806; 151.332389
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
Established1985; 39 years ago (1985)
School districtCessnock; Regional North
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalShane Hookway
Teaching staff74.1 FTE (2021)[1]
Enrolment952[1] (2021)
Campus typeRegional
Colour(s)Red, grey, and white

Mount View High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in West Cessnock, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[2]

Established in 1985,[3][4] the school enrolled approximately 952 students in 2021, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom 19 percent identified as Indigenous Australians and three percent were from a language background other than English.[1]The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the principal is Shane Hookway.


The school conducts a working vineyard and the P&C sells the wine to the public to raise funds.

F1 in Schools program

Mount View High School has had major successes in the F1 in Schools program, winning the NSW state finals in 2016 with 'Revolution Racing' and in 2017 with 'Pentessellate', with each team going on to place fourth at the national finals in their respective winning seasons. In 2017 'Revolution Racing' collaborated with 'Instant Transmission' a team from Queechy High School to form 'Envisity' and compete at the world finals where they placed 14th.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Mount View High School, Cessnock West, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  2. ^ Bailey, Kristin, et al., eds. Mount View High School: 1985 – 2005 The First 21 Years (2005) (OCLC 225379094)
  3. ^ Sellars, Krystal (30 June 2010). Mount View original Toni MacFarlane retires Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Cessnock Advertiser
  4. ^ Branley, Alison (4 September 2010). No high schools built in Hunter for 25 years, Newcastle Herald ("No new high schools have been built in the Hunter in the past 25 years even though the population has increased by more than a quarter in that time. A Newcastle Herald investigation has found the last two new high schools opened in the region were Rutherford High and Mount View High at Cessnock in 1985.")

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