Canberra Trip 2017
On Saturday 9 December 2017, 43 excited Year 9s and four teachers set off for a whirlwind tour of Canberra. The trip provided an invaluable opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. From the very first minute we set foot in Canberra, it was a whirlwind of action. We could almost smell the adrenalin at the AIS, brushing shoulders with future Olympians (maybe) before taking a walk back in time at the National Dinosaur Museum. The following day was dedicated to the exploration of our democracy, with visits to the Museum of Democracy, The Australian Electoral Commission and Parliament house. It was great to see how much the kids remembered from Social Studies this year! The Australian… Read more
SACE Achievements in 2017
Golden Grove High School is proud of the excellent results achieved by our Year 12 students and Year 11 students who studied a Stage 2 subject in 2017. Formal recognition of their achievements will occur at the Senior School Assembly which will be held on Friday 16 February 2018. 22% of the grades achieved were A 98% of grades were passes The SACE Completion Rate was 96.2% The Modified SACE Completion Rate was 100% Jake Thorogood - Biology, English and General Mathematics Hayley Caldwell - Biology and English Alice March - General Mathematics and Psychology Indianna - English Literary Studies (to add to her 2016 Merit for Research Project) Tyla Richards - Modern History (to add to her 2016 Merit for Research Project) Melissa Charlton - General Mathematics Aysha… Read more
GGHS Official Facebook Page
Golden Grove High School has a new, OFFICIAL Facebook page. You’ll recognise it as the OFFICIAL page by the current logo. Please search for us on Facebook and ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’ to keep up to date with events and news. The address is for the GGHS Facebook site… Read more
Science Investigation Awards at GGHS
Food and Fibre Education SA Science Investigation Awards Preliminary Finals. On Friday 18 August, 150 students from Years 8-12 will participate in the preliminary final of the Food and Fibre Science Investigation Awards. They will be vying for a place in the semi-finals and ultimately the state finals to be held at the Royal Adelaide Show which will determine the state champions. This competition is designed to boost student interest and participation in Science. To proceed to the semi-finals, students will have designed and completed an investigation as well as prepared a report and poster. Students will need to clearly articulate their findings and the implications of their findings to the judges who will be community and industry representatives. The Science Investigation AwardsRead more
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External School Review
Golden Grove High School underwent an External School Review in March 2021, which identified key directions for school improvement. The Review can be viewed … Read more
Study Tour of Japan
This GGHS study tour was conducted from 7 to 26 January 2017. Please follow this link to see up to date… Read more
Wellbeing Newsletter Term 3 2016
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Wellbeing Newsletter Term 2 2016
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KO Touch Football State Champs 2016!
Some fantastic news from the Open Boys Knockout Touch Football State Championships held at City Touch on Friday 3 June 2016. After some tough close games against quality opposition, GGHS Open Boys’ team was crowned State Champions for the second year running! To win a State Championship in any sport takes a tremendous team effort, so congratulations to Alex, Matt, Connor, Lachlan, Jack, Ethan, Liam, Alfie, Shane, Adrian, Tyler, George and Tyler. Of course a team would be nothing without its coach, so a special congratulations and thanks to Mr Grandison for his continued effort and commitment to the success of the Touch Football program here at Golden Grove High… Read more
International Student News
The past week was extremely busy at Golden Grove High with students leaving after their 4 week exchange and some arriving to start their exchange at Golden Grove High School. On Sunday 13 March, four students from Thailand arrived in Adelaide. They were part of a larger group coming from Bangkok, ranging from primary to secondary school. After the official welcome from IES officials, they were taken away by their host families to start their cultural immersion. Tuesday 15 March was the first day at school and they were nervous and excited at the same time. In their own words, four weeks went so quickly and Friday 8 April came quicker than expected. Many memories and experiences will be part of the life of these four brave students who embraced the challenges of this exchange with such… Read more
Wellbeing Newsletter One 2016
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Open Boys Touch Football Team Last week they travelled to the State Finals of the competition and won an epic grand final 7-5 against Tyndale to be crowned State Champions!! A superb effort from the boys and of course Anthony Grandison who has invested so much time into these students over the last few years and the touch footy program in… Read more
National Schools’ Debating Championship 2015
On Wednesday 20th May 2015 35 visitors from all over Australia – debaters, coaches and adjudicators – visited Golden Grove High School, when we hosted two great debates in the National Schools' Debating Championship. Our Year 11 student, Alexander Lai de Oliveira was the Chairperson in the SA v. Victoria debate. The other debate was between Tasmania and WA. The audience of 180 was treated to top-quality debating by exceptional speakers, who seem destined to be politicians in the… Read more
ANZAC DAY ASSEMBLY – Commemorating 100 Years
For the 100 Year Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landing, our Campus held a combined Assembly on the Gleeson Oval on 7 May 2015, with over 3000 students and more than 300 staff to commemorate the event. Representatives from the Australian Defence Force once again offered their valued support by providing a Guest Speaker, WOD Michael Keefe, also a father to two of our students, as well as a Catafalque Party and Bugle player. Our proceedings were flanked by Cadets enrolled at the Campus schools, some of whom had a speaking part within the Assembly. Invited dignitaries were also in attendance. The event was kicked off with a fly-past by an AP3 Orion at 10:50am. In a performance of an original song by representative singers from each School on Campus, Campus students acknowledged the… Read more
GGHS selected as the only public school to represent SA at the National Evatt UN Diplomacy Competition Great news! On Wednesday our Year 12 students, Liam Hayes and Tom Simcic, competed against 14 other teams in the Evatt SA Diplomacy Competition run by United Nations Youth at the Adelaide Town Hall. They performed so well that they have been selected to represent SA, along with the teams from Seymour College and Prince Alfred College, at the National Evatt Diplomacy Competition 2014. Liam and Tom have been attending EXCEL events with UN Youth for two years now, since they were in Year 10, so their years of commitment to extending their global education have paid off! The National Competition just happens to be in Adelaide this year. Good luck… Read more
KESAB has worked closely with education sites across Tea Tree Gully Council through our incursion and excursion opportunities and linking with NRM and Wipe Out Waste programs. In particular, Golden Grove High School has introduced 17 bin banks across the campus and is successfully collecting clean drink containers and removing food from the waste bin to a bin for food collection. A recent bin materials audit showed that they have improved their diversion from landfill by 33% which is a great result. A separate audit of their paper stream identified opportunities to reduce their paper usage and this will be part of their Site Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) into the future. The school is a model for others in the region and has hosted professional development training and sharingRead more