Killara High School was established in 1968 and occupied the Koola Avenue site in 1970.
The school acknowledges and celebrates it's heritage in Public Education through it's links with the former North Sydney Technical High School (and their predecessor schools) from which came Killara High School’s founding Principal, Mr T.E. Hornibrook and the first collection of the Lion Library. [Excerpt from Killara High School Information Booklet 2003]
Our school mottois:“CONSERVA : PROGREDERE” which is derived from:
‘Preserve that we may develop Continue that we may advance Maintain that we may progress.’
Our school badge consists of a castle indicating a ‘storehouse of knowledge’ and the name, ‘Killara’, which means ‘permanent place.’
Compiled by Francie Campbell, Teacher-Librarian Killara High School