The BEST Episodes of Heartbreak High

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2021

Network: Network Ten

Heartbreak High is a hip and realistic series about the lives of teenagestudents, their families and teachers at a high school. Heartbreak High is set in an inner city school at Sydney Beach, Hartley High, within a multi-racial area. Heartbreak High was originally a stage play which producer, Ben Gannon, turned into a successful film The Heartbreak Kid in 1993. The show captured more than 70 per cent of the youth audience in its first five weeks of broadcast in Australia.

Episode 12

#1 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 29, 1995

Yola's attempt to advise a pregnant Nicole causes a professional crisis when the girl's condition is revealed. Rose spots Christina and Phil cavorting on the beach. On their first date, Rivers takes Chaka to an expensive restaurant.

star 9.14
7 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Margaret Kelly
Episode 24

#2 - Episode 24

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jul 22, 1995

Nick's election as class captain puts him in direct conflict with Southgate when he is made to come down on his friends for violations of school policies. Con discovers that the new woman in his life has a child. Sides form up when the issue of installing condom machines in the school bathrooms is raised.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Shirley Barrett
Writers: Craig Wilkins
Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 1995

The burden of her family responsibilities cause Chaka to behave erratically at school but attract the attention of her friends who rally to support her. Marco presses Christina to set a wedding date.

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Ian Gilmour
Writers: Michael Cove
Episode 14

#4 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired May 13, 1995

Verbal and physical harassment over a misconstrued encounter with a young student causes Graham to have doubts about continuing to teach at Hartley. Chaka's father speaks to the students about oppression and violence. Chaka makes the difficult decision about whether to remain at Hartley or move north to Darwin with her family.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Ian Gilmour
Writers: Tim Gooding
Episode 19

#5 - Episode 19

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 17, 1995

While trying to earn some extra money, Rivers unknowingly buys some stolen car parts through Con, then refuses to name his supplier when the police charge him.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Peter Neale
Episode 18

#6 - Episode 18

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 10, 1995

The head gardener at the nursery where Nick and Danielle are participating in a work experience programme has a heart attack. Con arranges for Jodie and himself to work at a recording studio and lands her a job singing jingles. A lack of attention from their respective partners helps to bring Nick and Dani together.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Helen Steel
Episode 20

#7 - Episode 20

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 24, 1995

While serving as acting principal, Southgate institutes a series of strict policy changes as a means of preventing the possible closing of the school. Steve learns of Nick and Danielle's blossoming relationship while on a school trip and lands in hospital after a scuffle with Nick.

star 8.00
4 votes
Episode 29

#8 - Episode 29

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Aug 26, 1995

George is hurt by Nick and Effie's less than enthusiastic reaction to his announcement about an impending move. New teacher Sam Robinson arrives at Hartley High to fill a staffing vacancy created by Christina's departure. Effie runs away from home and winds up wandering the streets in King's Cross.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Rob Marchand
Writers: Suzanne Hawley
Episode 54

#9 - Episode 54

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 17, 1996

Back from Greece, Katerina turns up at the warehouse and attempts to blackmail Peter into starting a relationship with her by using her newfound knowledge of his affair with Sam. With Sam's job once again threatened, Peter comes up with a solution that is simple but cruel. If only because Matt doesn't want her to, Jodie agrees to be Steve's model for a school photography project. Effie and Bart's relationship hits a snag.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 15

#10 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired May 20, 1995

Their friends try to get Rose and Jack together for the school dance. Yola and Southgate are locked in a storage cupboard. Con arranges for Jodie to perform at the dance.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Shirley Barrett
Writers: Craig Wilkins
Episode 8

#11 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 1, 1995

George, Nick, and Effie are devastated by Ireni's sudden and tragic death. Steve's disclosure to Nick of information regarding his mother's car accident leads Nick down a path that ends with him assaulting a police officer.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Shirley Barrett
Writers: Sally Webb
Episode 26

#12 - Episode 26

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Aug 5, 1995

Hurt by his parents' divorce and their apparent disregard for him, Steve decides to move out and get an apartment with Rivers and Jodie. Christina makes a decision about Mack's invitation to join him in working overseas.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Sally Webb
Episode 32

#13 - Episode 32

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Sep 16, 1995

Lucy encourages Steve to continue searching for his birth mother even though contact is prohibited by law. Rivers' father convinces him to return to school. Effie contemplates dating an unpopular classmate. Nick accepts a rematch against Tony.

star 7.50
2 votes
Writers: David Phillips
Episode 4

#14 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 1995

Nick spends the night with Jodie, causing his parents to worry about his absence. Southgate helps Rivers deal with the cops when they want to question him about a stolen car. Chaka worries about her presence in the stolen vehicle being revealed to the police.

star 7.43
7 votes
Directors: Graham Thorburn
Writers: Craig Wilkins
Episode 9

#15 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 8, 1995

Con tries to get new uniforms for the soccer team in time for their last match while his mother arranges for a woman to help out at the Poulos' home. Steve is forced to miss rugby training to sit an exam, a decision that upsets Southgate and threatens Steve's spot on the team.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Tony Morphett
Episode 10

#16 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 15, 1995

Nick hits Jodie after she confesses to a romantic fling in Melbourne. Christina's future with Marco is thrown into doubt when he announces a promotion that will take him to Perth. A new drama teacher arrives at Hartley and quickly attracts the attentions of his female students.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Joan Sauers
Episode 13

#17 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 6, 1995

After learning about Phil's past relationship with a student, Christina decides they can have no future together and Phil makes the decision to resign. Jodie rallies her fellow students to save the school's music programme. Nick's father invites Jodie to stay at the Poulos home while her rowdy sister is in town.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Ian Gilmour
Writers: Sally Webb
Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 1995

Christina Milano, Hartley High's young new English and history teacher, has difficulties gaining control of her first class until a brawl in the schoolyard gives her the opportunity to win the respect of her students. New student Jodie Cooper catches the eye of Nick Poulos.

star 7.17
6 votes
Directors: Michael Jenkins
Writers: Peter Neale
Episode 7

#19 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 25, 1995

Low morale threatens to destroy the school's poorly performing soccer team until Christina seeks help from George, a former professional player, who is reluctant to become involved. Hartley's new debating team, composed of Rose, Con, and Chaka, debate another school on the merits of Australia becoming a republic.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Shirley Barrett
Writers: Leon Saunders
Episode 16

#20 - Episode 16

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 27, 1995

Stella's daughter Katerina shows up unexpectedly and starts making life uncomfortable for both Nick and her mother. Rose's father forbids her to continue dating Jack.

star 7.00
4 votes
Directors: Shirley Barrett
Writers: James Lee
Episode 17

#21 - Episode 17

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jun 3, 1995

Southgate decides to resign after he reacts violently during a confrontation with Katerina. Yola's involvement with a married man bothers Christina. Con heads up the effort to make a video clip for Jodie's latest song.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Shirley Barrett
Writers: James Lee
Episode 21

#22 - Episode 21

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 1, 1995

A phantom blader plays a cat-and-mouse game with Southgate after the acting principal bans inline skating at Hartley; tensions are palpable among members of the gang. Jack's grades earn him an invitation to attend a selective highschool.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Ian Gilmour
Writers: Tim Gooding
Episode 23

#23 - Episode 23

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 15, 1995

Con pressures Jodie into entering a televised rising stars "StarQuest" contest but then must come up with a new act when she refuses to perform. A bet with Steve drives Rivers to break in to the school to steal an exam. Danielle applies for a job at a gym hoping to please Nick.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Shirley Barrett
Writers: Chris Roache
Episode 25

#24 - Episode 25

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 29, 1995

Danielle's first foray into modelling goes awry when the photographer manipulates her into posing nude. Con's relationship with Greta comes to an end.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Sally Webb
Episode 34

#25 - Episode 34

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Sep 30, 1995

Steve discovers that the person who has been following him is his birth mother. Rocco offers Con a job at the pool hall but then hires Jodie. Rivers' pursuit of Sam continues as he takes it upon himself to fix her motorcycle.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Sally Webb