Northcote Technical School opened in temporary accommodation in 1966, but was not able to move into its new buildings on Clarendon Street until 1968. In 1989 the school was renamed Darebin Parklands Secondary College as governments were taking a different view of technical education. Then in 1991 changing demographics in the area led to a merger with Thornbury High, with each becoming a campus of Thornbury Darebin Secondary College. This arrangement lasted until 1998 when the College was consolidated on the former Thornbury High site and the Clarendon Street campus was closed. It remained an education institution though, becoming home to both the Victorian School of Languages and Distance Education Centre Victoria.


Northcote Technical School then


Northcote Technical School now


Both the Victorian School of Languages and Virtual School Victoria (ex Distance Education Centre Victoria) continue to operate from the former school site.


Northcote Technical School – public Facebook group

Northcote Technical School – State Bank of Victoria archives, Public Record Office Victoria