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Head of Secondary

Pic-04Mr Mel Holland

BEd, DipT, MACEL, JP(Qualified)

Welcome to our Sunshine Coast Grammar School website. I have been honoured to be Head of Secondary at Grammar since October 2006. My career in education began as a teacher of Mathematics in New South Wales before moving to Queensland in the mid 1980’s. Prior to joining Grammar, I gained considerable knowledge through my experiences as a Head of House, Head of Department and Director of Curriculum in the independent sector.

Throughout my career in education I have maintained my passion as a classroom practitioner and continue to teach mathematics to students in their senior years. At Grammar, I have developed a detailed understanding of the benefits of taking advantage of the numerous opportunities that are on offer. In so doing, Grammar students will come to the end of Year 12 with many options available to them – options for life!

Secondary School at Grammar builds upon the knowledge, understandings and skills that are cohesively and sequentially developed in our Primary School. In Secondary School we further develop and integrate the total learning process at home, at school and in the community. The student remains the focal point in all that we do and our aim is to provide each student with many options to meet their individual education goals.

Our curriculum is designed with a strong academic focus to meet the needs of students considering further studies post Year 12. We also recognise the need to provide suitable pathways for all students throughout the Senior Phase of Learning. Opportunities exist for students to be involved in School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships while support is ongoing for those who wish to work toward a Tertiary Rank. It is acknowledged that regardless of the pathway taken, all students have an obligation to uphold the specific academic demands that best prepare them for life beyond school.

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