Guildford Grammar School
Term 1 Week 2
 
 
05 FEB 2020
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Term 1 Week 2

 
 
 


Congratulations to our 2020 Prefects


Congratulations to the 2020 Prefects, who were inducted at two special services last Thursday and Friday:

  • Ellen Cutler (Captain of School)
  • William Kail (Captain of School)
  • ​Jade Begovich (Vice-Captain)
  • Lauren Byford (Vice-Captain)
  • Trent Sherlock
  • Max Stewart
  • Lewis Tester
  • Charlie Weston
  • Terence Win
  • William Bond
  • John Carter
  • Mackenzie Hall
  • Olivia Park
  • William Tang


Only one place left in female boarding for 2020


We are pleased to report that as of this week we only have one place left in female boarding for this year! Our girls have now been living on campus for a week and are adjusting to life as a Guildford Grammar School boarder along with all of the new male boarders who joined us this year. Places are currently open for 2021 and beyond where all boarders will reside in our new state-of-the art co-ed boarding facility. If you are interested in further information please contact our Registrar on (08) 9377 9247 or email registrar@ggs.wa.edu.au.
 
 

Latest Information on Novel Coronavirus


Please click here to view the latest update from the Australian Government Department of Health on the Novel coronavirus.
 
 

SchoolTV Special Report: Moving To A New School


Guildford Grammar School parents have access to a comprehensive online resource called SchoolTV, which contains a range of multimedia information on topics relevant to families, children and school. SchoolTV has published a special feature this month on moving to a new school.

Moving to a new school is a big deal! Your child is going to meet lots of new people and be thrown into new situations. That’s bound to make them feel lots of different emotions. They may feel worried and anxious, but also excited and happy – all at the same time.

Making new friends, learning new routines, discovering new environments, accepting new cultures and adjusting to new learning practices is all part of the process. Some children will sail through this period of change, whilst others may need a bit more guidance. It is important to give your child the chance to feel comfortable in their new space. This may take a few months, but ensure you keep the lines of communication open and check in regularly with your child to see how they are settling in.

In this Special Report, parents and care givers will be presented with a number of strategies that can be deployed to help ensure a smooth transition. 

Here is the link to your special report https://ggs.wa.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/moving-new-school

 


School TV Special Report: Surviving the Final Year


It’s no secret that the end of school can be a huge source of anxiety for both students and parents alike. Studies have shown that over 40% of final year students suffer from high-level anxiety or stress, with some even suffering from depression.

It is important to prepare a student’s brain for success. Studies show there is a clear link between students taking care of their health, and their overall productivity during the final year of school. Understanding how best to support your child’s health and wellbeing during this time will help them perform at their best. The student brain has a lot going on, so understanding how it works will help them get the most out their brain power. Acknowledge that not all stress is bad. The art is in finding the right balance. Having the right amount of stress can encourage students to be at their optimal level of alertness, and improve behavioural and cognitive performance. It helps tune their brain and focus.

In this Special Report, parents and care givers will be presented with a number of strategies on how best to support their child during the final year at school. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Here is the link to your special report https://ggs.wa.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/surviving-final-year

 
 


Open Water Swimming


Congratulations to the swimmers who took part in the Open Water Swim at Shorehaven on Saturday morning. The results are below:

500m Overall and Under 15 Boys 1st Place
William Stoker (7He)

500m Under 18 Girls 1st Place
Jemma Gartrell (10He)


1.25km Under 15 Boys 1st Place
Joss Bates (7Be)

 

1.25km Under 18 Boys 1st Place
Jamie Bates (11Be)

 


Summer has a big week!


Summer Year 6 student Summer North has been nominated in the WA Young Achiever Awards for the Town of Victoria Park Arts and Culture Award. Summer was picked from thousands of children who auditioned to play a young Michelle Payne in the movie "Ride like a Girl". You can read the full article at http://echonewspaper.com.au/girls-set-bar-for-achievement. Summer was also lucky enough to meet Michelle Payne at the Cottesloe Film Festival last Friday night!


 



Congratulations and Achievements


Please continue to email news of your child's achievements outside of school to gillian.macdonald@ggs.wa.edu.au along with any photos you would like to share.


 


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