Creating stimulating and sustainable learning environments
Private Grammar School Castle Hills District – Within an easy 25 minute drive from Hornsby or Castle Hill, Northholm enjoys the benefit of a tranquil, semi-rural setting away from traffic noise and urban pollution. Situated on 10 hectares the school is within easy reach of the Hills District, the Upper North Shore and the Hawkesbury Valley. The contained site enhances the schools sense of community and its proximity to natural bushland provides easy access to outdoor education.
As the nature of schooling continues to change there is increasing pressure on schools to develop facilities that maximise learning opportunities for students. Nowhere is this more important than in the provision of specialist facilities that support different forms of learning including the integration of the latest developments in information technologies.
At Northholm our facilities include:
- Modern Teaching and Learning Space
- Advanced information technology resources
- Science laboratories
- Specialist Music Centre
- Library and Information Centre
- Art Centre
- Design and Technology Centre
- Drama Studio
- Agriculture Trade Training Centre
- Working Farm
- Sports Centre
- Extensive playing fields and outdoor courts
- Sensory Garden
- Natural bushland for cross-country and outdoor pursuits
While we enjoy the benefits afforded by these facilities the school is aware of its global responsibility and is actively promoting practices that will reduce our institutional carbon footprint and encourage students to develop more sustainable living habits.
The School is currently developing an Environmental Management Plan using the National Framework for Sustainable Schools. This framework focuses on ways in which sustainable development can be built into whole school management practices across a number of key areas. Embedded in this new direction are the basic principles that require students to take care of their school, their environment and each other.