The development of character is integral to Northholm Grammar’s aims and purpose. The school seeks to create an environment that prepares our young men and women to face the challenges of living in a complex and fast-changing world. Our educational philosophy is embedded with the core values of Learning through Scholarship, Caring for Self and Others, Living a Faithful life and Contributing to the Community.

Northholm Grammar is proud to acknowledge the following students for their contributions and achievements in leadership, character development and community.

Congratulations to Piper Elsley and Tyler Old who graduated from the Max Potential program in Term 3. Max Potential is an innovative leadership program delivered since 2003 and is one of Australia’s longest running youth development programs. The program connects high school students with local community and business leaders. Over five months, each student must start, develop and deliver a project that will make a difference in their local community, connecting their passion with a need to deliver real impact.

For the eighth year in a row, Joseph Clemmit participated in the World’s Greatest Shave fundraising event. This program raises awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation to support research into blood cancers and to support families impacted by the disease. The Foundation’s goal is to achieve zero lives lost to blood cancers by 2035. The School is proud of Joseph’s ongoing dedication to raising money for this cause.

We also offer congratulations to Gemma Squire, Imogen Williams, Pari Shah, Piper Elsley and Claudia Boutet for their participation in the Hills Winter Sleep out in August. The Hills Winter Sleepout raises funds and awareness to support people in the Hills Shire community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The sleepout was first held in 2014 with over 80 people sleeping rough for one night and each year has grown in numbers. This year, due to social distancing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the sleepout was adapted as an online event. Participants choose between sleeping rough for the evening in their yard, on the couch or in their car.

Northholm Grammar is delighted to see students embracing the opportunity to serve others and contribute to making a difference in the lives of others.

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