Northholm Grammar School

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Course Range (Levels)K-12
Students (approximate)500
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Northholm is the hidden gem of the district, closely connected to the Hills and Hornsby Shires. The idyllic campus, nestled in natural bushland, provides the space and opportunity to flourish. Northholm Grammar’s modern teaching and learning spaces include advanced information technology resources, science laboratories and specialist music, drama, art and design and technology facilities. The campus also features a working farm, agriculture trade training centre, a sensory garden, extensive fields and courts, and an indoor sports centre.

Northholm Grammar was founded on a vision to create a caring school that would know and nurture its students, with inspiring teachers who motivate them to give their best, and a campus environment that enhances the adventure of learning. Almost 40 years on, this vision is just as relevant as students, parents and staff strive together as a community for the common goal of academic, pastoral and co-curricular achievement.

Northholm students build real relationships with peers and teachers, as they travel along their individual learning paths, secure in the knowledge that they belong. Academically rigorous but non-selective, Northholm caters for all students and proudly stands for excellence and aiming for your personal best. Students are encouraged to serve other, find purpose and are instilled with the determination and character to succeed.

Whether your child is academically gifted, shines on a creative stage, shows promising sporting ability or aspires to lead others to positive change, students at Northholm are respected for who they are and valued for what they can achieve. We will discover and nurture each child’s talents through a tailored learning experience with a Learning Support Team who monitor the progress of students providing in-class support, small group and individual tuition. Students who wish to be challenged beyond the core content have a range of clubs, co-curricular options and enrichment activities to choose from.

Learning at Northholm is enriched with opportunities to foster the intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social development of our students. Personal growth is encouraged through pastoral care, a leadership program, music and drama programs, and a chapel program. A Service Learning Program enables all students to grow through participation in year-based service initiatives, charity events, fundraising and outreach programs.

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Contact Person Mrs Gabriela  Moore
Position of Contact PersonHead of Enrolments
Phone (02) 9656 2000     
Address 79 Cobah Road, Arcadia  NSW  2159

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.

Due to current restrictions, we have put on hold all Open Days and School Tours. However, we invite you to connect with us to register your interest and receive further information. Register by emailing or visiting

Academic Results and Trends

Year 12 ATAR | Secondary | Primary

Compare with local schools in surrounding suburbs (5 km radius):
Secondary: Arcadia |
Primary: Arcadia |

Top 10% in State (%): 24%

Number of Perfect Subject Scores: 1

Northholm Grammar fosters academic achievement through excellent teaching and learning and a culture that encourages aspiration with small class sizes, personalised attention, knowledge of students, use of technology and deep thinking.

Northholm Grammar’s Educational Aims are:
TO INSPIRE a love of learning and commitment to intellectual development in each of the core disciplines through a diverse range of learning and teaching styles including digital technologies.

TO CREATE a stimulating, purposeful and inclusive learning environment that enhances students’ engagement in the learning process and supports the achievement of their personal best.

TO ENCOURAGE students to become independent learners who will be able to maximise the benefits of future study and diverse work opportunities.

TO MAINTAIN a level of care that enables students to develop an appreciation of their own and others’ worth, regardless of background, culture, religion or ability.

TO NURTURE each student’s understanding of the Christian world view and to deepen their sense of selflessness and service.

TO OFFER opportunities for mindfulness, self-reflection, stillness and prayer.

TO PROMOTE a generosity of spirit and a commitment to service for others.

TO PROVIDE a co-educational learning environment in which both young men and women have equal opportunities to prepare for life, work and the responsibilities associated with committed relationships.

TO DEVELOP young people with the honesty, integrity, tolerance and independence of mind required to contribute positively to the maintenance of our democratic society.

TO FOSTER a love of the arts and provide opportunities for students to express their creativity.

TO SUPPORT a positive attitude to health and fitness and a love of physical activities that promote healthy competition.

TO INSTIL an awareness of environmental issues and sustainable living habits.

TO INVOLVE all students in a diverse school community that helps them develop the self-discipline, mutual responsibility and empathy necessary to contribute to society as global citizens.

Extra Curriculum Activities

Northholm offers its students a broad Co-curricular Program with opportunities in the Arts, Sports, Schools Clubs and Outdoor Education.

The Arts: Instruments including woodwind, brass, percussion or vocal. Music groups include Concert Band, Stage Bans, Choir, Rock Band as well as Flute, String, Percussion, Brass and Guitar ensembles. Drama productions and Visual Arts

Sports: athletics, basketball, cricket, cross country, diving, equestrian, go-karting, football, futsal, hockey, indoor cricket, mountain bike riding, netball, rugby union, snowsports, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, touch football, triathlon, volleyball.

Outdoor Education: Agriculture Clubs such as Animal Handling, Eco Warriors, Cattle Club, Bush Regeneration, Show Teams. Camps. Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.


- Max Potential

- STEM Club

- Rural Fire Service Cadets

- Debating

- Lego Club

- Coding Club
- Leadership Program

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Entry Years/Grades: 7 and 11
Scholarship Name: Academic, all round and music scholarships

% of Academic Tuition Fee: Up to 100%

% of Music Tuition Fee: Up to 100%

Other test: Music Scholarships are required to audition.

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A limited number of scholarships covering full or part tuition fees are awarded each year to both new and continuing students entering Year Seven and Year Eleven. These scholarships acknowledge excellence in academicall round, and outstanding ability in music.


Applicants in each of the above categories are required to sit for an ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) scholarship test as well as satisfy other specific criteria set by the school. The final determination in the awarding of scholarships is at the discretion of the Principal. All students in receipt of scholarships are expected to demonstrate an excellent work ethic and be actively involved in the wider life of the School. All scholarships are subject to an annual review.

To register, contact the Head of Enrolments on (02) 9656 2000

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