Grant High School is a large, co-educational high school that opened in 1961. The school is named after Lieutenant James Grant, Commander of HMS Lady Nelson (1800). Lieutenant Grant, sailing on the Lady Nelson on the Southern Ocean, sighted and named Cape Northumberland, Cape Banks, Mount Schank and Mount Gambier in December 1800.
Grant High School, located in Mount Gambier on the Limestone Coast, is a dynamic school recognised for its innovation, student agency, and academic excellence. Our school’s values of Respect, Commitment, and Trust underpin the behaviours that are positively promoted at Grant High School. Our mission is to build future ready citizens. Future ready citizens are resilient, creative, lifelong learners. They approach all aspects of their lives with passion, enthusiasm, and determination in order to be meaningful contributors to their communities.
Grant High School is structured with 5 Communities containing students from years 7 to 12. Each Community has a dedicated Leader and Wellbeing Manager, supporting continuity of care throughout each young person’s school life. This structure enables informed decision-making around the needs of each student and ensures the provision of support each student requires as they move toward their life beyond school.
Our staff are purposeful in endorsing these characteristics and our structures encourage meaningful engagement. The benefits of our Community model have become more evident as time progresses. The connections our Community Leaders and Managers have with their community members have led to much clearer decision-making around students’ subject choices and career pathways.
Our School currently has 1063 enrolled students
Our mission is to build future ready citizens. Future ready citizens are resilient, creative, lifelong learners. They approach all aspects of their lives with passion, enthusiasm, and determination in order to be meaningful contributors to their communities.
- Respect – actively listening, using good manners, and considering others’ needs.
- Trust – having confidence, and reliance on others based on their integrity, honesty, and consistency.
- Commitment – demonstrating dedication, perseverance, and loyalty towards one’s goals and responsibilities.
Grant High School’s values apply to all members of the school community. They underpin the Student behaviour policy and each member of the school community is clear on the expectations required to demonstrate these values in an effective and meaningful way. These values encourage a focus on school pride, which is also enhanced by the constant upgrading of facilities at the school.