Golden Grove High School

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Golden Grove High School
1 Adey Place, Golden Grove
Golden Grove, South Australia 5125
Type Public high school
Motto iCARE
Established 1989
Principal Peter Kuss
Exam board SSABSA
Grades 8–12
Number of students 1671
Houses Tilly, Milne, Stevens and Robertson
School color(s) Green and Gold

Golden Grove High school is a public secondary school (8–12) located with Gleeson College and Pedare Christian College private schools in Golden Grove, South Australia. The three schools share a common campus. The school was built as part of the Delfin Golden Grove development as part of a planned community. The school opened in 1989. A special education unit is included for students with intellectual and physical disability. It is also a special interest dance/drama school.

Student leadership[edit]

The school since its founding, has incorporated the leadership of students into its development.

Sporting events[edit]

Golden Grove High School holds an annual sports day on Gleeson Oval, where all students are encouraged to attend and get involved in numerous sporting events.

Golden Grove is a sporting school that actively participates in the north eastern schools competition, Vista. Vista includes a variety of sports including but not limited to soccer, football, cricket, hockey, basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton, touch football, swimming, athletics and table tennis.


The three schools have a shared facilities area where mainly senior subjects are located. The shared facilities centre includes numerous computer rooms for computer science classes, chemistry, physics, psychology and biology labs, woodwork and metalwork rooms, senior art studios, a music suite and senior home economics building.

The South Australian Government built an adjoining Community Recreation Centre at a cost of approximately 9 million dollars,[citation needed] and was completed in 1993. This centre included two individual stadiums (one with retractable grandstand seating), a gymnasium and a 500-seat performance theatre. Special flooring in the stadiums was made from a special rubber compound, designed to prevent sporting injuries. All three schools and the public share the Recreation and Arts Centre.

The local hockey field is also shared by the three schools.

The Dame Roma Mitchell Centre was recently[when?] built near the Administration Block of the School. This is a specialist arts centre with facilities for drama and dance. This has an upper level, which has a large lecture theatre used for assemblies and lessons for various subjects. This facility is also shared by the three schools.


Golden Grove Library is located near the centre of the school. Senior students use Thiele Library (named after Colin Thiele),[citation needed] which is located in shared facilities.

Notable alumni[edit]

2011 Winner of Australia's X-Factor and Sony Music contracted, Reece Mastin was enrolled at Golden Grove High School. Mastin's first single release 'Good Night' took a matter of hours to become number 1 song downloaded on iTunes.

Thomas Strain, footballer for Hednesford Town F.C. playing in the Conference North, on loan from Aston Villa F.C.


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Coordinates: 34°47′37″S 138°41′46″E / 34.79361°S 138.69611°E / -34.79361; 138.69611