This morning we joined together to celebrate our NAIDOC assembly.
Congratulations to our Preparatory School Opti-MINDS teams for their involvement in the State Finals on the weekend. One of our teams has qualified to represent WA at the National event in Brisbane in October.
This photo, taken yesterday by Year 12 student Sam, was nearly 70 years in the making, with Mr Tony Lovrich waiting patiently for 25 years for his opportunity to take the photo.
We are pleased to announce that we are planning to launch a 3-year-old Program, called Little Explorers, in 2018. Little Explorers will be run through the Out of School Care Program in alignment with the Early Years Framework. We are now seeking expressions of interest from families who are interested in registering for the program.
Congratulations to Graydon Wilson (12Be) on winning yesterday's Chapel Gift - the annual sprint around the Senior School that signifies the commencement of the athletics season.
This Wednesday the Preparatory School is celebrating National Science Week with a Science Discovery afternoon.
We are pleased to advise that registration is now open for our third Excellence in Classroom Teaching Conference, which will be held here at the School on Saturday 16 September from 8.00am-5.00pm. The conference costs $150 for teachers and $100 for trainee teachers, and includes a wide selection of workshops for primary and secondary school teachers, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking opportunities.
Over the July school holidays, 15 students from Years 8-10 travelled to Greece to compete in the Athens Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup competition. All teams performed exceptionally well in the competition and it is a credit to them that all qualified for the Tournament of Champions to be held at Yale University later this year.
Congratulations to two of our Senior School students, Rourke (Year 10) and Ben (Year 9) who competed in the National U/15 and Youth Weightlifting Championships in Brisbane over the school holidays. Both boys represented the state and the school in admirable fashion, with Rourke bringing home a gold medal and Ben a bronze medal in their respective weight classes.
Year 8 student Tjiirdm McGuire is well on his way to stardom, as one of the key characters in the new 13-part children's television series Grace Beside Me (working title). The series is currently being filmed in Queensland and will premiere on NITV in 2018.
The Preparatory School Clubs program for Term 3 has been released and there really is something for everyone, with students able to select from 27 different co-curricular clubs for Term 3!
In just over a month Guildford Grammar School present the iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar for the Senior Drama production, a superb rock musical presented in a 60’s context.
The Australian Army Cadets is a leading national youth development organisation, with the character and values of the Australian Army, founded on a strong community partnership, fostering and supporting an ongoing interest in the Australian Army.
A huge congratulations to our amazing community! A small team of Senior and Preparatory school staff and students attended the World's Greatest Shave Awards last night and proudly accepted two awards.
The theme for Book Week this year is “Escape to Everywhere”. We would like to create a display of postcards in the Preparatory School Library celebrating the many wonderful destinations many of you may visit in the holidays. It doesn’t matter if you are having a stay at home holiday, simply find your favourite Perth or Guildford touristy postcard and send it into us telling us about your adventures at home. We would love to hear about what you are getting up to on the holidays and make an exciting display of the postcards when you return.
We are proud to announce that Guildford Grammar School is featured in the prestigious international publication Innovation 800, produced by Cambridge University Students' Union in partnership with St James's House.
Exciting news! Our K2 ‘climb’ has been approved and we are ready to start. This daunting challenge issued to our Prep boys and girls is to climb the mountain, K2, in books per metre. This is a feat few have accomplished, but we believe you are ready!
Guildford Grammar School is proud to present a program of activities for the July school holidays, open to all members of the community. The program includes a circus program, a soccer clinic, a hockey coaching clinic and Tech Camps for Kids!
We are pleased to announce that the Guildford Grammar School 2017 Prospectus is now available.
The Guildford Grammar School Bus Services cover an expansive area, from Muchea, through to Ellenbrook, Stirling, Warwick, Como, Mount Lawley, Gidgegannup, Kalamunda and Lesmurdie!
The Out of School Care program at Guildford Grammar School would like to hear from families who would be interested in a 3-year-old program, Little Explorers, that we are hoping to offer from 2018.
A series of athletics training sessions have been launched for Senior School students this week ahead of the start of the 2017 Athletics Season.
June 23 is Positivity Day in the Preparatory School and all students are invited to take part, join in the fun and feel great!
The July School Holiday Program has been released, and once again it is jam-packed full of exciting excursions and in-centre activities, from a Marvel Superhero Day to Suitacase Circus!
We are proud to once again host the Indigenous AFL Round, against Trinity College, on Saturday 27 May. All members of the community are invited to join us for this special sporting event.
We are delighted to have author Shane McCarthy in the Senior School this week as our Author In Residence. Shane is a freelance writer whose work has been published internationally by DC Comics, Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing to name a few.
Congratulations to our Golf Team who took out first place at the PSA Golf Day held over the weekend.
Applications for Indigenous Scholarships are now open. Applications close at 2.00pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.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.
FOPS is proud to present a special Mothers' Morning Tea, which will be held from 10.30am on Friday 12 May, 2017 in the Preparatory School playground.
Registrations are now open for our June School Tour, which will be held on Thursday 15 June from 9.00am-1.00pm. The tour covers all years, from Kindergarten to Year 12, and attendees can opt to tour the Preparatory School, the Senior School, or both!
The Preparatory School Clubs program for Term 2 has been released and there really is something for everyone, with students able to select from 22 different clubs to join for Term 2!
Last night's Symphonies on Swan concert, featuring three Guildford Grammar School ensembles, with special guest Courtney Murphy, was a fantastic night and the perfect way to end the term.
Congratulations to the 1st VIII, their coaches, families and friends, on winning the Head of the River for 2017!
Guildford Grammar School is offering a limited number of Go Forward Scholarships for students entering Years 8 to 11 in 2018, who display outstanding characteristics across a broad range of areas including high academic achievement.
The April School Holiday Program has been released, and as always it is jam-packed full of exciting excursions and in-centre activities!
We wish all of our crews the best of luck for this Saturday's Head of the River.
Imagine - it's twilight, the sun is setting over the Swan River and you're listening to great live music and enjoying delicious freshly cooked street food with your friends and family - sound good? If so, you need to join us for a very special event - Symphonies on Swan with Courtney Murphy - on Thursday 6 April from 6.00pm-8.00pm, on the grassed area near the Boat Shed.
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.
The Chapel Card for Term 1, 2017 is now available.
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.
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.