Gregory Grinham

Principal

Granville Public School

Greg commenced his career in education after completing a Trade Certificate in Boiler-making and, his pre-service training at Mitchell College of Advanced Education (Charles Sturt University).

Greg received his post-graduate M. Ed. - Languages Other Than English and M. Ed. - Education Leadership and Administration from Deakin University, B. Ed. – Primary & Special Education from Charles Sturt University, Graduate Certificate in Languages Other Than English from Charles Sturt University.

He commenced his teaching career as a Physical Education and English Teacher at All Saints College Bathurst, before moving into the NSW Department of Education where he continued teaching across these two facilities. Greg then took a, the first of several, career change, transferring to Special Education; and his first executive appointment as Teacher in Charge of the Support Unit t Brewarrina Central School. Since Brewarrina, Greg has taught in metropolitan and country schools within the NSW Sate system and held several executive positions within the Independent Schools System in Victoria and Jakarta Indonesia.

In addition to this, Greg has tutored in Post-Graduate Studies at both Western Sydney and Charles Sturt Universities, as well as teaching Adult Numeracy and Literacy in the NSW TAFE system. He has presented workshops on Boys’ Education and Reengaging Students in Learning in both Jakarta and Melbourne. Greg has presented a paper on catering for Students with Autism in the Mainstream at the Jakarta Autism Symposium and presented papers on Leadership as part of the NSW Deputy Principals Induction Programme.

Principal of Granville Public School, a position which he has held since the commencement of term 2, 2015; the school is multicultural with 85% of the students coming from a language background other than English. The school is comprised of 22 K-6 Mainstream Classes, 2 pre-school classes and 7 Special Education Support Unit Classes. Under his leadership, the school has been recognised as one of the Innovative Schools in Australia in 2018. Greg oversaw the successful implementation of a transition programme for children entering Kindergarten, turning 5 in the months of May, June or July; a two-year programme based on the Australian Early Years Framework. His work is based on research from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Finland, Scotland, Canada and the USA where play is an integral part of the curriculum, focussing on both socialisation and cognitive development.

 

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