Service To The Community Builds Character

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Builds Character
Hills Shire mayor with Sleepout participants Imogen Williams, Piper Elsley, Gemma Squire and Principal Chris Bradbury

Embedded in Northholm Grammar’s educational philosophy are the core pillars of Learning through Scholarship, Caring for Self and Others, Living a Faithful life and Contributing to the Community. Students are encouraged to serve others, to find purpose and are instilled with the determination and character to succeed. Northholm Grammar is proud to acknowledge the following students for their contributions to the community and achievements in service and leadership.

Piper Elsley and Tyler Old graduated from the Max Potential program in Term 3, an innovative leadership program. Delivered since 2003, Max Potential is one of Australia’s longest running youth development programs, connecting 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, joining their passion with a need to deliver real community impact.

For the eighth year in a row, Northholm Year 11 student 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 the event has grown in numbers. This year, due to the social distancing restrictions, the sleepout was adapted to run as an online event with participants sleeping rough for the evening in their yard, on the couch or in their car.

Despite facing their own challenges in 2020, Northholm Grammar is delighted to see our students continue to embrace the opportunity to serve our community and contribute to making a difference in the lives of others.

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