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Father Philip on Friendship

Father Philip on Friendship

During this last weekend over lunch I was discussing with one of our Boarding staff how the meaning of “friend” has been affected...

6 Jul 2017 - 3:14 PM
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Stronghills - Our oasis on the Avon River!

Stronghills - Our oasis on the Avon River!

Set on the beautiful Swan River, Guildford Grammar School is blessed with grounds that are the envy of every other school in the state. ...

5 Jul 2017 - 11:43 AM
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Can we make it to the moon...in STEPS?  July School Holiday Challenge!

Can we make it to the moon...in STEPS? July School Holiday Challenge!

So, the July school holidays are almost here and Mr Wight has issued his school holiday challenges for the Preparatory School community - not...

29 Jun 2017 - 2:59 PM
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The Currency of Clever

The Currency of Clever

We needed a fresh perspective, a new way of looking at an old problem and we needed not one idea, but many. It was a problem; a conundrum that...

21 Jun 2017 - 2:33 PM
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The Value of Community Service - How our students are making a difference

The Value of Community Service - How our students are making a difference

The School's Director of Service Learning, Ms Selinna Forward, updates us on the range of community service and service learning projects...

16 Jun 2017 - 9:59 AM
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The importance of resilience

The importance of resilience

In light of some reading I managed to do on the plane, and considering recent global events, as well as events which may occur in our students...

1 Jun 2017 - 8:04 AM
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Charles Fadel: what qualities & skills do our kids need to succeed in the 21st Century?

Charles Fadel: what qualities & skills do our kids need to succeed in the 21st Century?

Parents have a vital role to play in making sure their children have the schooling they need to succeed in work and life, according to Charles...

31 May 2017 - 3:42 PM
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Focus on Boarding

Focus on Boarding

It was a privilege to hear from a number of wonderful student speakers at Assembly this morning. One of the addresses related to National...

18 May 2017 - 9:33 AM
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Teaching for the 21st Century

Teaching for the 21st Century

Research has indicated that young people today are likely to have 17 jobs over five different careers after they leave school. Charles Fadel...

17 May 2017 - 10:01 AM
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Upsets = Set ups = Growth

Upsets = Set ups = Growth

As we focus on growth this term, it is incredibly important that we share stories about our own growth. Times where “everything was hard...

10 May 2017 - 3:30 PM
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A Growth Mindset

A Growth Mindset

One of our intentions as a Preparatory School this year is our focus on Growth and Kindness. This term we will shift our focus towards the...

28 Apr 2017 - 2:55 PM
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This article is dedicated to you - our students!

This article is dedicated to you - our students!

This article is dedicated to you, our students. Thank you! Your boundless energy and enthusiasm at 8.15am on Monday morning gets us excited...

5 Apr 2017 - 4:06 PM
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Choosing Love

Choosing Love

I was asked on Tuesday morning by one of our Year 6 students what I missed the most when I was away from the Preparatory School last week. My...

8 Mar 2017 - 12:09 PM
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The Great Kindness Challenge

The Great Kindness Challenge

Our Preparatory School students were issued a new challenge this week by Mr Clark Wight - to take part in the Great Kindness Challenge. The...

15 Feb 2017 - 3:22 PM
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Colour their world

Colour their world

Supporting our students to learn and understand key principles and concepts across all their subject areas and to apply this knowledge in...

8 Feb 2017 - 4:30 PM
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The importance of transition

The importance of transition

The start of a new school year truly is a wonderful time. Despite most of our staff already having been back on campus over the past couple of...

1 Feb 2017 - 12:59 PM
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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

We have started to build the wall in the Preparatory School, thanks to you. The wall is being built right outside my office and it is looking...

1 Feb 2017 - 12:54 PM
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A special message from the Head of Prep

A special message from the Head of Prep

Mr Wight, Head of the Preparatory School, has a special message for all Preparatory School students: I hope that you are well and getting...

28 Jan 2017 - 12:41 PM
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Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

We are pleased to report the WACE results achieved by the Guildford Grammar School students of 2016 and congratulate them on their fine...

2 Jan 2017 - 1:07 PM
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Catalyst - Our Junior Secondary Curriculum

Catalyst - Our Junior Secondary Curriculum

What if the traditional school timetable could be changed? Traditionally, students experiencing the first three years of Senior...

8 Dec 2016 - 1:29 PM
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Inspired by our students

Inspired by our students

This article is dedicated to our students.Simply… you inspire us.You… yes you. Every one of you in your own unique way and in...

2 Nov 2016 - 2:56 PM
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The importance of deep learning in the Preparatory School

The importance of deep learning in the Preparatory School

Wow! So many of you “crushed” the 48-hour challenge on being outside in nature. I have been inundated with journals, logs...

12 Oct 2016 - 4:04 PM
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Clark’s October School Holiday Challenge!

Clark’s October School Holiday Challenge!

During the month of October (and as soon as our holidays begin) we have set for our community the following holiday challenge: Who of you...

21 Sep 2016 - 4:05 PM
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Inspiring students to achieve personal excellence and to be outstanding citizens who work to create a just, loving and peaceful society.