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Nowra High School

Nowra High School
Entrance to the school, pictured in 2018

Coordinates34°52′17″S 150°36′37″E / 34.8713°S 150.6103°E / -34.8713; 150.6103
TypeGovernment-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school
MottoWisdom through knowledge
Established1956; 68 years ago (1956)
School districtSouth Coast
Educational authorityNew South Wales Department of Education
PrincipalJodie Wellington
Teaching staff69.6 FTE (2018)[1]
Enrolment916[1] (2018)
Colour(s)Navy blue, sky blue, and white

Nowra High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Nowra, in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1956, the school enrolled approximately 910 students in 2018, from Year 7 to Year 12, of whom eleven percent identified as Indigenous Australians and seven percent were from a language background other than English.[1] The school is operated by the NSW Department of Education; the acting principal is Jodie Wellington.[3] The school motto is "Wisdom Through Knowledge".


On 17 May 2007 the Governor-General hosted a meeting in the school with indigenous students from the city's high schools.[4]

Notable alumni

Notable former staff

  • Brian McGowan – a teacher during the 1960s; and a former member of the NSW Legislative Assembly[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Nowra High School, Nowra, NSW: School profile". My School. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Nowra High School. New South Wales Department of Education. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Our staff - Nowra High School". Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Gallery – May 2007", Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
  5. ^ "Official biography of Premier Anna Bligh". Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  6. ^ "First speech". Hansard. Parliament of Australia. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  7. ^ Obituary for Brian McGowan at accessed 14 November 2007

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