Mr Royce Helm was appointed to the position of Head of Grimwade House at Melbourne Grammar School from the start of Term 2 2016 . Previously Mr Helm was the Headmaster of Southwell School, located in Hamilton in New Zealand, and he was in this role for thirteen years. Southwell School caters for students from Prep to 8, and is the largest coeducational, independent primary and boarding school in New Zealand. Prior to his role at Southwell, Royce was the Headmaster of St George’s School in Wanganui in New Zealand. He has also held the positions of Deputy Headmaster and Head of Middle School at St Kentigern School in Auckland. Royce holds a Master of Education (Administration) from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Education from Massey University.
Mr Helm has a love of sports and his co-curricular record includes coaching basketball and softball, and playing rugby and volleyball competitively. Royce is a highly experienced, strategic leader in education, with an impressive track record of improving student and staff performance. Possessing a highly collaborative leadership style, he works closely with his staff to identify needs and develop solutions. He is highly regarded in education in New Zealand and is well respected throughout the independent school community, demonstrating a deep understanding of the expectations of parents and students in a school such as Grimwade House.
A message from the Head
Parents and visitors to Grimwade House often comment on the warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere of our School.
Our purpose at Grimwade House is to nurture children in their early years of learning and our success lies in producing thoughtful, compassionate, well-rounded young people, capable of managing the exciting transition into the next stage of their lives.
Offering a strong academic focus in a coeducational, nurturing environment, we help girls and boys from Prep to Year 6 develop confidence and resilience. Our students have boundless opportunities to develop leadership skills in an exceptional learning environment supported by outstanding facilities.
Our staff are motivated and impassioned to deliver educational excellence that is both engaging and innovative. Classroom, specialist teachers and support staff are committed to the individual care and personal achievement of each child.
I invite you to tour the School and see how Grimwade House can be a part of your family.
Head of Grimwade House