Northholm Grammar’s Secondary Years Academic Program emphasises the development of the whole student, both in the classroom and in the wider world. Throughout their secondary schooling students have multiple opportunities to participate in activities that enrich their learning experience and broaden the scope of their post school options. Students work in partnership with their teachers to develop a disciplined and strategic approach to study and are well supported in the development of their capacity to think critically about key issues in order to find creative solutions.
A successful system of personalised learning in the Secondary Years begins by acknowledging that we should be giving every child to be the best they can be, whatever their talent or background. Personalised learning means high-quality teaching that is responsive to the different ways students achieve their best. A school that responds to individual students by creating an education path that takes into account their needs, interests and aspirations will not only generate excellence, it will also make a strong contribution to social justice.
All students from Years 7 to 12 participate in a series of sequenced Study Skills sessions that build their mastery of a range of academic, organisational skills, including time-management, communication and teamwork.
One of the defining features of Northholm Grammar’s Learning Program is the diverse range of subjects we are able to offer with a personalised approach in the Secondary Years due to our small class sizes. The breadth of this choice allows students to tailor their study to their own needs at different points in their educational journey and encourages them to engage more effectively in the learning process.
All Years 7 to 12 students are required to bring their own device. Information and communication technologies, and the responsible use of, are an integral part of Northholm’s programs. The use of devices within the classroom is at the discretion of each teacher. Northholm Grammar firmly believes that the integration of new technologies implies the opportunity for personal creativity, the ability to match curriculum to individual learning needs and putting the pace of learning under the individual’s control.