We view curriculum as all that we do rather than as isolated units of study. At Guildford Grammar Preparatory School learning is meaningful and conducted in a purpose built modern environment
as well as in nature. We are blessed with having space to inquire, to dream, to create, to explore, to wonder, to experiment, to test our theories and to learn with and from others. Our learning is relevant, engaging and challenging and personalised so that each child can experience success and be recognised for their strengths. We see the child as having enormous potential and our role to provide a learning environment where each child is able to develop his or her special talents.
We go beyond the curriculum set, using the Western Australian curriculum as the basis for planning, yet we are not confined by it. Our students are immersed in learning; often spending large blocks of time deeply engaged in activities that allow for critical and creative thinking, for problem solving and for collaborating with others; skills so necessary for the citizens of the future. We use modern technologies as tools for learning as naturally as we use those things that nature provides. Our students are encouraged to take risks and to be responsible for themselves and their learning. They learn empathy and the value of diversity, they learn to get on with others, to take responsibility for their own actions and to be active participants in their own learning.
At Guildford Grammar School we value personal excellence and aim for our students to understand what this means and how to achieve it. Our programs provide the level of support and extension needed by each individual. We achieve this by knowing our students well, by understanding how they learn, their strengths and relative weaknesses and, when faced with any difficulty, we seek to understand and to make accommodations. We understand the complexity involved in educating a student well. We use pre-assessments to understand what students know and can do before teaching and continually refine our teaching to meet individual needs.
The curriculum is well planned and taught by a team of experienced primary school teachers, ensuring that all the elements of the Western Australian Curriculum are explicitly taught where necessary. We understand that primary school aged students need specific skills and knowledge and ensure that we give them strong foundations. We believe, however that an educated person is not one who only has skills and knowledge. We want our students to believe in their ability to learn, to strive for personal excellence and to make a difference in the world as a result of their learning. We want to prepare our students to be global citizens and our Mandarin program is one small part of this.
Our Christian faith
is an important element of life at Guildford Grammar School whilst we embrace and accept others.
The Western Australian Curriculum includes:
Mandarin (Language other than English)
Humanities and Social Science
Health and Physical Education
All are important at Guildford Grammar School and we value and encourage our students to achieve their best in all aspects of life.
You are most welcome to contact Janet Wilmot
, the Director of Pedagogy, or Clark Wight
, the Head of the Preparatory School, should you wish to discuss this or if you have any questions.