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HISTORY & VALUES

BEGINNINGS

Huntingtower commenced as a co-educational boarding school in Huntingtower Road, Malvern in February 1927. This makes it Australia’s oldest co-educational boarding school. Huntingtower was the name of the original homestead erected in rolling plains in 1858 in the area now known as Armadale and Malvern. Later, the street in front of front of the house was called Huntingtower Road and the original homestead was purchased for the school in 1927. It is presumed that the homestead was itself named after Huntingtower Castle in Scotland.
  

EXPANSION

At the end of that first year, there were fifty students (including twelve boarders) from kindergarten to Year 11. There were four permanent teachers and eight visiting teachers. During the next two decades, the school expanded to a point where it was necessary to sell the Huntingtower Road property and move to a new site in Mount Waverley. The present campus was opened in 1954. 

NOSCE TE IPSUM

The school crest includes an open book, symbolising the availability of all knowledge to the seeker, and the interwoven letters ‘HT’. The motto Nosce te Ipsum is a Latin translation of the demand that is made of each Huntingtower student: ‘Know thy true self’.
 

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  77 Waimarie Drive, Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149, Australia

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