Guildford Grammar School has a long history of providing educational opportunities for Indigenous students. To date, over 150 Indigenous students have attended the School, dating back to our first Indigenous student, Charlie Burns, who attended from 1905-1909.
Charlie Burns left the School in 1909 to join the Australian Army and fight overseas. Larry Kickett and John McGuire are two notable Indigenous Old Boys of the School, both of whom have enjoyed outstanding success in their sporting and professional careers. 2009 graduate, and third year Law student, Dylan Collard, was named 2013 NAIDOC Male Youth of the Year.
Guildford Grammar School is leading the way in reconciliation and has recently implemented a Reconciliation Action Plan in the spirit of the statement on reconciliation and apology expressed by Mr Kevin Rudd in 2008.
We have a number of scholarships available for Indigenous students, either as day students or boarders:
- NewGen Power Nyoongar Scholarship Scheme
- Fortescue Scholarship Scheme
- Inkpen Scholarship
- Bayley Scholarship
- Madalah Scholarships
To apply, please submit the following:
- Application for enrolment form. No application fee is payable
- Semester reports for the year prior and NAPLAN results
- Birth certificate
- Proof of Aboriginality
- Candidate testimonial
- References - these can be from coaches, teachers or community members
- List of co-curricular activities and involvement
Guildford Grammar School employs a full-time Indigenous Program Coordinator, Mr Andrew Beck, a Ngadju man, who works with our Indigenous students to support them in all aspects of life at the School, as well as providing opportunities for strengthening cultural identity and leadership.