Northholm grammar school has a great future with a big vision set by its new Principal Christopher Bradbury. Having just taken up this role he has articulated a vision based on fostering a learning culture where every student has the willingness and ability to learn, to lead and to serve so they can enjoy a life that is worthwhile and well-lived.

A Northholm education is a commitment to a balanced educational experience encompassing the intellectual, social, cultural, physical and spiritual development of every student. It will be young men and women with the attributes of grit, courage, resilience and good character combined with strong academic achievement who will prevail in a rapidly changing world.

“Our desire is “for Northholm to play an active role in the community so that our students can make a positive contribution on helping and supporting others” says Mr Bradbury.

This year the Year 11 students of Northholm have set high goals to raise funds for their charity of choice Destiny Rescue. Three exceptional leadership students Ella Cotrona, Emma Mercieca and Ciaran Dyson say they have chosen Destiny Rescue as their Charity “because sexual slavery and exploitation amongst children of our age is real and is happening all around the world. These children are helpless, alone and are forced into the most horrific circumstances”.

To kick off their fundraising activities, Drama Teacher Mr Turbott has been challenged to participate in the Destiny Rescue Freefall for Freedom jump. He will jump out of a plane at 15000 feet on Saturday 30th March to raise money for the charity. And so he will not pyke out Ella Cotrona will jump with him. Ella and her team are hoping to raise $2300 from the jump, enough to rescue and restore two children. Donations can be made to https:// freefallforfreedom2019.raisely. com/northholmgrammar.

Bunnings at Dural have kindly approved two fundraising stalls. On Sunday 14th April year 11 will be hosting a Bunnings BBQ so pop in and grab a sausage sandwich and drink and on Saturday 11th May visit Bunnings Dural for the Year 11 Destiny Rescue Cake Stall, where Northholm mums and dads will showcase their homemade creations.

The big Finale though is a must to attend. It’s a Masquerade Dinner at the Galston Club on Saturday 22nd of June 2019. Ella and her team say “The night will be full of games, raffles, prizes, good food and great local music. It is a night to promote the severity of the issue of sexual exploitation and to raise money to rescue children trapped in this situation” Details on how to purchase tickets will be available soon. Donations of prizes, sponsorship and any form of support from the local community is very welcome.

Mr Bradbury is giving the full support and encouragement of the school community stating “It’s impressive to see our Year 11 students demonstrate strong leadership, community engagement and building civic identity in their support of such an important human rights issue.”

For further information on Destiny Rescue please call Angela Arena on 0419109120 or email [email protected].

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