Our March school tour is fully booked and several smaller tours will be arranged later for in Term 1 to meet demand.
Our Workplace Learning Program has produced some great outcomes for our students, including Year 12 student Samuel, who recently completed a very successful work placement at radio station News Talk 6PR 882. I
The Year 6 students recently enjoyed their camp last week, returning to the rebuilt Forest Edge Recreation Facility.
The 2017 Senior School Prefects were inducted this week, at two special Chapel Services in the beautiful Chapel of St Mary and St George.
In 1922 the new house system was introduced with two boarding houses, School House and St George’s House, and Stirling day boy house. By 1927 boarding numbers had grown to such an extent in School House that it was decided to form a new house. When the boys returned to school from the holidays in 1927 they were informed that there were now three houses. School House had been divided into two. There were a total of 90 boys in the Senior and Preparatory School, with 17 in the new Henn’s House.
Commencing on Thursday 16 February at 8.45am and running on a weekly basis, Cameron Fraser from Kāma Wellness is conducting yoga classes on the grassed area near the Boat Shed. Classes cost $15 per person, per session and bookings are not required.
The Chapel Card for Term 1, 2017 is now available.
A reminder to all music students in the Preparatory and Senior Schools that instrumental lessons begin in Week 2. Don't forget to register for our Music Meet and Greet BBQ!
Golf lessons for Preparatory School students will commence on Tuesday 7 February.
Our first School Tour for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 14 March, from 9.00am-1.00pm.
Congratulations to the 2016 Year 12 cohort on their excellent academic results with a median ATAR result of 84.9.
Click here to download the Term Dates for 2017. The first day of term for all students is Monday 30 January, 2017.
This Sunday will see the Preparatory School ovals bursting at the seams as we hold our annual Under 12s Rugby Sevens Competition!
We are pleased to announce that Guildford Grammar Preparatory School is hosting the 2016 Inter-School Spelling Bee in November!
The Guildford Grammar School of Music presents Music for Grey Matter: A music teacher PD day, which will be held on Thursday 15 September from 9.00am-3.00pm at the School of Music. This PD is designed for classroom teachers, instrumental teachers, music education students and tertiary music students who want to explore different approaches and pedagogies in the field of music teaching. It is also an opportunity to meet and work with two of Australia's leading music educators. Tickets cost $50 each and can be purchased online by clicking here.
We are proud to announce the formation of the Guildford Grammar Symphony Orchestra (GGSO), under the baton of Mr Jonathan Tooby. This is the first time in over 30 years that the school has formed a symphony orchestra. The Orchestra will perform its début concert on the evening of Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm in the David Lawe Davies Centre.
We are proud to announce that Toby Digney (11Fr) has been selected as the Team Captain for the Olympic Hopefuls in Hungary in the sport of canoeing.
Registrations are now open for Guildford Grammar School's second Excellence in Classroom Teaching Conference, for primary and secondary school teachers in Perth. Last year's conference was a great success, attended by over 100 primary and secondary school teachers from across the state.
We are hosting three free concerts to celebrate Music Week 2016. All of the concerts are free and all members of the community are welcome to attend any or all!
The opening night of the Senior Drama Production of Amadeus was a great success!
The July Vacation Care Program has been released and offers an array of exciting activities and outings for primary school aged children over the July school holidays.
Our Registrar and Director of Teaching and Learning are heading to Darwin to talk to some of our future families!
Year 2 student Orlando has landed a co-starring role in a short film called "A Voice in the Wilderness".
We are pleased to once again offer the ATAR Attack program to Year 11 and 12 boys to help them prepare for their WACE exams. Based on student and parent feedback the courses will be held during the July holidays.
We entered the Dragon's Den this morning as the Year 7 Small Business Project X class presented their business ideas to a panel of potential investors made up of Mr Webber, Mr Prosser, Mrs Goforth and Mr Creuzot
We are pleased to advise that we have recently started up a playgroup, available exclusively to Guildford Grammar School current and future parents.
We celebrated a very special Lady Day today, with Year 12 student Jacob Levin inducted as a Prefect, a visit to the Chapel by some beautiful angels from the Preparatory School and a special Birthday for our Headmaster, Mr Stephen Webber.
The new Chapel lights were installed last week and they look amzaing!
Mr Clark Wight, Head of the Preparatory School, is proud to present the first of three Parent Forward Workshops for Term 2 - In Praise of a Slow and Connected Childhood.
A massive thank you to Supa Iga Midland and Logic Cranes for their support and sponsorship of the Pedal Prix competition
Applications are now invited for the Go Forward Scholarships, for entry in Years 8-11 only. Applications close at 2.00pm on Wednesday 6 April, 2016.
Congratulations to our fantastic Year 4, 5 and 6 swimming team, who competed for the first time in the Hills Inter-School Swimming Carnival against St Anthony’s and Helena College at Bilgoman Pool today and finished in first place!
Guildford Grammar School is pleased to announce a new partnership with Burnley FC in the Community, the community arm of the English Football League Championship Club, Burnley FC.
Congratulations to the Preparatory School Councillors, Captains, Vice-Captains and Monitors who were inducted at a special Assembly on Friday.
Congratulations to Year 12 student and Prefect, R J Pollard, on being named the 2015 Junior Landscape Photographer of the Year by the Australian Photography magazine.
Year 9 student James Derrick recently received four gold medals in the WA Junior Track Cycling Championships at Midvale Speed Dome.
Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the 2016 Prefects, who were inducted at a special Chapel Service on Thursday and Friday.
Guildford Grammar School will soon have the first synthetic hockey turf located in the Eastern Corridor of Perth. The turf is currently under construction adjacent to Roberts Oval.
We are proud to report that towards the end of last year the Guildford Grammar School Out of School Care Program was assessed by the Government's Education and Care Regulatory Unit against the National Quality Framework, and passed with flying colours, meeting all of National Quality Standards. Congratulations to all of the Centre's staff on providing such an outstanding service.
The electronic version of the December 2015 Forward magazine is now available for viewing online.
Four Year 11 students have designed and built an electric vehicle which will be entered in this year's ev Challenge.
The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, officially opened Guildford Grammar School’s new Preparatory School building at a special service this morning. The three new wings of the School have been named in honour of three Nyoongar leaders, in consultation with the Whadjuk People, the traditional owners of the land on which Guildford Grammar School sits
We are very proud to report that our Jarokaphonic musical ensemble, along with our Boodjar Bidi dancers, will be appearing on Telethon Perth this year!
We are proud to once again host the Guildford Sevens Under 12s Rugby Tournament this Sunday (20 September) from 8.40am
A great initiative by a group of boarders has seen them feature in the current edition of Farm Weekly!
In an exciting new initiative, Guildford Grammar School will host a playgroup for a 3-week trial, for babies through to school aged children, commencing on 20 October 2015. Initially the playgroup will be aimed at Guildford Grammar School families, and if successful, expanded to include the wider community.
All current families are invited to an Open House in the new Preparatory School buildings on Tuesday 22 September, between 3.30pm and 5.15pm.
This Thursday, staff and students will participate in R U OK Day to inspire conversations and ask each other "are you OK?" This one sentence can make a world of difference.
It's Jeans for Genes Day in the Preparatory School on Friday, with students, teachers and parents invited to wear their jeans to school in return for a gold coin donation towards the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI).
This week we celebrate Music Week with two concerts in the Senior School and the Preparatory School Music Eisteddfod!
The Midland Reporter visited the School today to take photos of respected writer and editor, Gordon Bass, and Deirdre Carlin, the daughter of Ben Carlin.
Tomorrow School House is hosting Sock it to Sarcoma Day, with the aim of raising money and awareness for those affected by sarcomas. For a gold coin donation, Senior School boys can come to school wearing two odd socks.
Congratulations to the 1st XVIII players, coaches and support staff on taking home the Alcock Cup for the first time since 1958!
Around 450 Preparatory School students turned up to school this morning dressed up in Where's Wally costumes!
Around 500 Guildford Grammar School students, from Kindergarten through to Year 6, will dress up as Wally this Friday, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Book Week. The students and staff will attend their assembly at 8.30am dressed as Wally, and will then gather on the School’s oval at 9.15am for a whole school “Where’s Wally” photo!
Music and drama students from Guildford Grammar School and Perth College are set to launch one of the most ambitious musical productions ever staged at the School, with the School Edition of Les Misérables opening on Tuesday night.
Our current Organ Scholar met up with three past Organ Scholars at Jangoo Chapkhana's (Ha/Be 76-81) Organ Recital at the School on 13 July.
As our new Preparatory School building nears completion, Mr Krause took the opportunity to test out the new slide!
Year 12 student Cadon Gates recently styled his first professional fashion shoot and is making a name for himself in local and national fashion circles.
A number of our Senior School boys did well at the Perth Winter Track Cycling Grand Prix held at Venueswest SpeedDome on Sunday.
In the recent Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Titration Stakes Competition, our team consisting of Brayden Gray (12St), Ryan Dale (12St) and Matthew Wirth (12St) finished in second place and now qualify for the state finals which will be held in September.
It was great to have the Blue Dog film crew at Guildford Grammar School this week to shoot a scene with students from our school. We wish the production team well and look forward to seeing the movie!
Year 12 student Lachlan McLennan has been short-listed as a finalist in the Hypervision Art Exhibition.
Effective from Term 3, we have made some changes to the Dianella bus run, which now extends into Karrinyup.
Guildford Grammar School is hosting its inaugural one-day Excellence in Classroom Teaching conference, for primary and secondary school teachers, as well as people training to be teachers. Perth teachers are often frustrated by the lack of opportunities to enjoy good quality professional development focusing on classroom practice which they can use immediately with their own students
The Guildford Grammar School Chapel Choir, under the direction of the School Organist, Mr David Gething, will travel to York on Saturday 20 June to sing Choral Evensong in the historic Holy Trinity Church. The Service will commence at 5.00pm. Members of the local parish and the broader York community will be joined by Old Guildfordians, boarding parents and their respective families for this special performance.
Our talented music students are gearing up for another exciting Music Week, which will be celebrated from 17-19 June with three free concerts for all members of the School community.
Our Preparatory School families raised an amazing $26,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation through today's Crazy Hair Day.
The 6D class took part in a gruelling lap-a-thon yesterday, in support of a classmate whose younger brother is suffering from cancer.
Anne Harley wrote a great article for the PRIMO Life magazine, featuring the Guildford Grammar School rowers!
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2016 Scholarships.
To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Australian forces landing at Gallipoli, Guildford Grammar School is holding a special ANZAC Dawn Service, on the banks of the Swan River, at 5.45am on Friday 24 April
In what might be a world record, a group of 30 Guildford Grammar School music students, our Boodjar Bidi Indigenous Dance Troup and seven staff, will participate in a sponsored 7-hour music performance aboard The Prospector, from Perth to Kalgoorlie on Monday 4 May. The students have submitted details of the performance to Guinness World Records for the creation of a new world record – the longest continuous music concert (distance), with the students playing continuously in 15-minute sets, for 650 kilometres over a period of 7 hours.
We are very proud to report that Old Guildfordian, Dr Alex Wood (He 94-06), has been awarded one of only 100 prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships for 2015.
Old Guildfordian John Lyall (He 32-39) was featured in an article in The Weekend West for being awarded France's highest award, the Legion of Honour, in recognition of his role in the liberation of France during WW II.
Five Guildford Grammar School rowers have been selected to represent WA at the National Underage Selection Trials to be held at Penrith next week.
Headmaster of Guildford Grammar School, Mr Stephen Webber, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.
Congratulations to all of the Preparatory School students who received Head of Prep Awards at this morning's Assembly.
The beautiful Chapel of St Mary and St George at Guildford Grammar School will “light up blue” each evening from Friday 27 March until Thursday 2 April, in recognition of Autism Awareness Week.
Old Guildfordian Angus Turner (He 1988-1994) has been named “First Amongst Equals”, the highest honour at the 40Under40 Awards on 11 March 2015
Last Friday, at a special Preparatory School assembly, the Year 6 student leaders were inducted.
A group of students and staff were involved in helping Men of the Trees break a new Guinness World Record for the most tree planted simultaneously!
A State Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 15 February in honour of The Hon David Malcolm AC QC, Old Boy of the School.
Old Boy, David Moody (Wb 08-12), has been selected to play cricket for the Prime Minister's XI against England.
We are pleased to advise that commencing in Term 1, 2015, we will be running a bus service from the South Perth/Victoria Park area, along Great Eastern Highway to the School.
Click here to watch our latest 20-second commercial, to be shown at Movies by Burwsood over the summer season!
Our Boodjar Bidi Indigenous Dance Troupe featured in a segment on the Today show this morning!
The 2015 Prefect Elect group was announced this morning, at a special assembly attended by The Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia.
Friends of the Senior School (FOSS) will once again be offering a range of delicious Gravel Road Christmas puddings to the School community.
A group of Year 6 students touring Canberra yesterday laid at wreath at the Australian War Memorial, accompanied by Member for Hasluck, Mr Ken Wyatt.
Congratulations to the Year 12 boys who were presented with Honours Ties at assembly this morning.
The Year 3 students recently completed a project where they wrote their own Mr Men book, complete with a model of their Mr Men character.
Today we celebrated the Centenary of the Prepararory School, at a very special and moving assembly.
The 2014 Guildford 7s Under 12 Rugby Tournament will be held at Guildford Grammar School this weekend.
Two of our students, Cassius Hynam and Mitchell Robinson, recently competed in this year’s grand final of the City of Swan Youth Out Loud public speaking competition. Year 10 student Cassius not only won in his division but was also awarded the overall winner of the competition.
Guildford Grammar Preparatory School will celebrate its Centenary at a special assembly on Friday 12 September. Former staff, students and parents of the Preparatory School will join with current staff and students for the assembly, which will feature two prominent Old Boys of the School, a photographic history of the School, viewing of items saved in the 2004 time capsule, and the cutting of a Centenary cake.
Congratulations to Albert (Albie) Dean (Ha 09-13) who was awarded the Jack Clark Medal for the Best & Fairest player in WAFL Colts competition last night.
Year 12 student Alistair MacLachlan from Woodbridge House has taken home today's Chapel Gift.
This morning’s Preparatory School assembly celebrated the outstanding achievements of Lachlan Gray, who was inducted as a Preparatory School Councillor for 2014.
Guildford Grammar School has produced another outstanding drama production, this time tackling Tim Winton’s nostalgic novel, Cloudstreet.
Well done to everyone in the Preparatory School for raising over $1700 for Jeans for Genes Australia today. What an awesome effort!
Both our Year 7 (Novice) and Year 11 (Senior) Debating teams won their debates last night and are now through to the Semi-Finals of the Western Australian Debating League competition.
Following the success of the 2013 holiday revision program, we have again chosen Master Mind Australia to conduct our Year 12 revision and study skill program, in the first week of the Term 3 holidays.
Full details of all recipients of the Honour Rolls for Excellence in Attitude and Effort and Most Improved Attitude and Effort are now available.
Today we welcomed seven Year 12 students into the Senior Academic Honour Society.
Congratulations to Year 11 student Brayden Gray for winning the 2014 Hasluck Leadership Award.
Year 6 students at Guildford Grammar School are travelling down the rabbit hole to join Alice’s zany adventures in Wonderland, in the Year 6 musical production of Alice in Wonderland.
This weekend a group of very lucky students enjoyed a hockey coaching workshop with World Cup hockey champion Mark Knowles.
The Guildford Grammar School Jarockaphonic Orchestra and Boodjar Bidi Dance Troupe will conduct a tour of Singapore during the July school holidays. As part of the tour, the School will partner with Singapore schools, Edgefield Secondary School and Naval Base Secondary College, to host a Euphonious Concert in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
A group of Year 7 boys had a great afternoon yesterday on the Carlin Challenge boat activity, as part of our innovative Catalyst curriculum.
Students in Years 6-12 have a once in a lifetime chance to attend a Hockey Coaching Clinic with two of the World Cup winning Kookaburras - Mark Knowles and Jamie Dwyer!
Old Boy of the School, Professor George Yeoh, was recognised in an article in this week's Sunday Times.
Old Boy of the School, Robin Jeffrey, is part of a team to win a gold medal at the second of five ICF slalon World Cups in Tacen, Slovenia.
Three Old Guildfordians, Professor Barry Ninham, Carl Vine and Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Wells, were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Today we welcome well-known Australian author Michael Gerard Bauer to the School as our Author in Residence for the week.
The recent Year 8 camp to Stronghills was a great success, with the boys enjoying a variety of activities including archery, canoeing, bush biology, survival skills, camp cooking and team strategy games.
The Preparatory School Hockey team yesterday formed an honour guard at Aquinas College for the Senior School 1st team as they ran onto the field
A group of Senior School students recently attended the One World WonTok Youth Poverty and Development Conference, hosted by Penrhos College.
The School will host the first Indigenous AFL round in the PSA on Saturday 7 June, against Wesley College.
The Guildford Grammar School Art Exhibition will be held on 11-15 October and we are seeking expressions of interest from artists interested in exhibiting their works. We are looking for paintings, drawings, 2 dimensional media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, new media and jewellery.
All members of the community are invited to attend a public lecture at the School on 10 June, by Professor Geoffrey Sherrington of the University of Sydney.
The GGS football community were joined by AFL greats Darren Harris, Larry Kickett, Gavin Bell and Luke Miles at their jersey presentation last night in the Foundation Pavilion.
Congratulations to the 2015 Scholarship recipients.
Congratulations to the Guildford Grammar School PSA Golf team, who won the PC Anderson Cup for the fourth time in six years at the recent PSA competition at Royal Perth Golf Club.
A current and past student are making a name for themselves in the sport of canoeing, with some recent exciting results.
The media X class this morning had a lesson on special effects photography, with some outstanding results!
A new Chapel History has been commissioned, to celebrate the Centenary of the Chapel of St Mary & St George.
Huge congratulations to Lachlan Robertson, who last night was awarded first prize in the HBF Junior Sports Hero Awards for 2013.
William Barton is one of three acclaimed musicians we have invited to the School to celebrate the Centenary of the Chapel next week.
The 1st VIII for Saturday's Head of the River was announced at this morning's assembly.
Students entered onto the Honour Roll for Excellence and Attitude for reporting period 1, 2014, have been finalised.
2013 graduate Russell Roberts (St 08-13) has been awarded Best International Film in the Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase, as part of the San Luis International Film Festival for his film "Color".
Year 9 student Lachlan Robertson has been announced as a finalist in the 2013 HBF Junior Sports Heroes Award.
Mr Clayton Massey, Head of Senior School, leaves today for the United States of America to present a paper at the 21st Century Academic Forum to be held at Harvard University in Boston.
In March 2014, Guildford Grammar School will celebrate the Centenary of the historic Chapel of St Mary & St George. A week of events has been planned to celebrate the historic occasion.
Congratulations to our Director of Music, Mr Hurley and Teacher of Brass, Mr Pervan, who have both been invited to perform in the Perth International Jazz Festival All Star Big Band, for one performance in the Perth Concert Hall on 9 May.
Former parent of the School, Mr Barrie Oldfield OAM, returned to the School today with his wife Sallie to unveil a brand new Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, purchased thanks to his very generous donation to the School.
Year 11 student Jonathan Savea has been named in the Rugby WA Under 17 team to play in next month’s inaugural Junior Gold Cup, which will see the best young talent from each state go up against each other.
At a special Chapel Service this morning, leading Australian composer, Gerard Brophy, handed over the new mass he has written to celebrate the Centenary of the Chapel of St Mary & St George. Mr Brophy handed the mass to Headmaster, Mr Stephen Webber, and Chaplain, Rev'd Dr Philip Raymont.
Congratulations to the Rollo brothers, William and Nicholas, on some outstanding personal results in this week's Senior House Inter-House Swimming Carnival.
The Centenary Quarter Swimming Carnival for Years 4-6 will be held in the Preparatory School Swimming Pool on Tuesday 25 February from 3.45pm sharp.
Our Year 2 students visited the School's Museum this morning, receiving lots of interesting historical information from our Archivist Rosemary
We now have our full complement of Senior School Prefects, with the second Induction Service held this morning.
Year 3 student Caitlin had the experience of a lifetime when she was given the opportunity to interview Brad Hogg for the television crews, at the Big Bash League final on Friday.
Old Guildfordian, Corey Thomas (SG 09-11), has been named in the Western Force 34-man squad to tackle Samoa A this weekend.
We are pleased to report the WACE results achieved by the Guildford Grammar School boys of 2013 and congratulate them on their final academic achievements reflected in these results.
Donna Paull, the School's contract painter, has been named Group Training WA and Master Painters and Decorators Apprentice of the Year.
Congratulations to our 2013 leavers who were recently awarded WACE Certificates of Commendation.
Rowers and their families enjoyed a great day of racing at the recent Guildford on Swan Regatta.
Congratulations to Tristan Dale, 2013 Dux of School, and the many other Special Prize recipients. The full list can be viewed here.
Earlier this week the Prep 1st XI Cricket Team played an all day cricket match against Trinity College.
Three of the School's Media students have walked away from the BUFTA Film Awards with a swag of awards, including winning the coveted Best Film maker Scholarship.
Experienced swimming coach, Gordon Shaw, has now joined the Guildford and Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club and will work alongside current coach, Brett Tongue, in the School's swimming programs.
The inaugural Year 6 & 7 Beach Rugby day was a huge success, held on 9 November on the pristine white sand of Sorrento Beach.
Past and present members of the School community filled Priestley Hall this morning to bid a fond farewell to long serving Preparatory School teacher, Heather Hambleton.
For the first time in history, a set of identical twins, Fraser and Gavin Pensini, were selected as Captain and Vice-Captain of the School for 2014.
Around 400 Grandparents enjoyed spending some time in the School today, celebrating Grandparents' Day!
Two Year 11 boys, Cohen Dix and Harry Cassell, have won the ATOM Film Awards for Best Senior Secondary Music Video for their video Sleepless and five Year 12 students have been announced as finalists in the Atwell Film Festival.
This year our Solar Boat Challenge Team, consisting of Duke Gordon and Andrew Chase, finished in second place in the Junior Solar Boat State competition.
Congratulations to the 2014 School Leaders, who were announced at Assembly today.
The 13th annual Guildford Grammar School Art Exhibition and Sale will be open to the public from Saturday 12 October until Monday 14 October, in the School’s Cecil Oliverson Gymnasium. As well as the official opening on Friday 11 October, this year’s exhibition will feature an All-Day Community High Tea on Sunday 13 October, where fashion parades, high tea and entertainment by Courtney Murphy will keep guests entertained.
The academic and music scholarship nomination process is now open for those students who are due to enter Year 7 in 2015.
Following their outstanding results in the state finals of the RACI Chemistry Titration competition, we are proud to announce that our teams finished first and fifth in the national finals.
Over 600 fathers and sons enjoyed a cooked breakfast this morning at the Friends of Senior School's Dads' Big Breakfast.
Over 600 fathers and sons enjoyed a cooked breakfast this morning at the Friends of Senior School's Dads' Big Breakfast.
Three Year 9 students proudly presented a cheque for $1000 to the Headmaster at Wednesday’s assembly, the result of placing second in the Western Australian leg of the Aurecon Bridge Building competition. The boys’ entry, which withheld a weight of 41kg, was made from a combination of balsa wood, string, cardboard and glue.
The plans for the new Preparatory School classrooms have been released.
Year 12 student, Saul Campion, recently featured inThe West and on the Channel Seven News.
Walk past the Out of School Care Centre at around 2.00pm on any day of the week, and you will enjoy the smell of freshly baked bread or pastries, as new Coordinator, Melanie Berrington, introduces a range of fresh, home made foods to the menu.
Dylan Collard is a natural born leader and exceptional young 20-year-old Whadjuk-Ballardong man from Perth WA who has achieved a lot in a short time.