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2019

20 Sep 2019 | Preparatory School Students Sharing Love Around the World

A group of Year 5 and 6 students today launched a very special project, "Love, it's around the world",  a song that was written, produced and performed by the students.  They also directed, filmed and edited their very own music video clip.

16 Sep 2019 | Two New Preparatory School Councillors Inducted

Congratulations to Year 6 students Olivia Sangalli and Ronen Chowdhry who were both inducted as Preparatory School Councillors at Friday morning's assembly.

10 Sep 2019 | Emily heads to the state championships

Congratulations to Year 9 student Emily Nayler for her achievements in the swimming championship last weekend. She has been selected for the WA team to travel to the AIS in Canberra to compete in the Australian State Teams Championships. Well done Emily!

10 Sep 2019 | Ryan excels at North Perth Music Festival

Congratulations to Year 9 student Ryan Buckeridge who competed at the North of Perth Music Festival last week, entering the junior vocal solo sections for contemporary, classical and music theatre.

10 Sep 2019 | 2019 Sparring National Champion

Congratulations to Year 10 student Cameron Schnell who won gold at the 2019 Taekwondo National Championships over the weekend and is now the 2019 Sparring National Champion for the male juniors under 68k black belt division!

5 Sep 2019 | Preparatory School Sacristans

Congratulations to our Preparatory School Sacristans who were inducted at a special Chapel Service on Wednesday 4 September.

30 Aug 2019 | Duke of Edinburgh Award Presentation

Mr Stephen Webber and Mr Martin Dell both attended the 60th Anniversary Celebration Evening for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia at the Government House Ballroom on Tuesday 20 August.

30 Aug 2019 | Combined Soccer and Languages Tour to China

We are now taking expressions of interest from students who are interested in attending a combined Soccer and Languages tour to China in 2020.

28 Aug 2019 | Expression of Interest: Inter-school Equestrian 2020 Pilot Training Program

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from equestrian enthusiasts to join our Pilot Inter-school Program, commencing in Term 4, 2019.

23 Aug 2019 | Join us for a lesson in maths!

Preparatory School parents are invited to join us for a parent workshop on how we teach mathematics. The workshop is open to parents in all Preparatory School years.

21 Aug 2019 | Refugee Scholarship Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for our Refugee Scholarship for students joining the School in 2021.

21 Aug 2019 | October Vacation Care Program Open for Bookings

Our October Vacation Program is now open for bookings! As always we have put together an amazing program of activities for all primary school aged children including art, sports, excursions, music, film making, gardening and woodwork.

21 Aug 2019 | Luke awarded Lions Youth of the Year

Congratulations to Luke Osborne (12Be) who was presented with a Lions Youth of the Year Award at this morning's assembly,  

20 Aug 2019 | Congratulations to Members of Senior Academic Honour Society

Last week we celebrated the induction of eight Year 12 students into the Senior Academic Honour Society at a formal dinner, joined by our guest speaker Mr Chandler Comerford, a former US Navy SEAL who now works as a leadership consultant and trainer. The Senior Academic Honour Society celebrates Year 12 students who have scored a minimum of ten A achievement grades from Year 11 in Semester 1 and 2, and Year 12 in Semester 1.

16 Aug 2019 | Little Shop of Horrors Delights Audiences!

The Senior Drama Production of Little Shop of Horrors was a resounding success, with audiences delighted by the acting, singing, live music and set.  

16 Aug 2019 | Girls Excel at All Schools State Rowing Championships

The All Schools State Rowing Championships were held last Saturday and members of our Boat Shed performed at an exceptional level, especially considering that our female rowers have only been competing for two years. We had a large number of crews in the finals, including a second place performance by our 1st VIII Girls Crew. Overall we placed second out of all schools, which was a fine result!

2 Aug 2019 | 2018 Career Expo Leads to Successful Work Experience Placement for Vishal

The 2019 Career Expo will be held in the Gymnasium next Wednesday, where students and parents will have access to Old Guildfordian career mentors and representatives from universities, colleges and training organisations, who will share their wealth of knowledge about many different career paths.Year 11 student Vishal met Dr Tao-Shan Lim (Be 87-94) at last year's Career Expo and as a result he completed a work experience placement with Dr Lim at Joondalup Orthopaedic Group over the July school holidays.

2 Aug 2019 | Year 1 students explore the 'whys' of fire with Dr Harris!

Some of our Year 1 students today enjoyed a special lesson on fire safety with Dr Julie Harris, Director of Teaching and Learning. The lesson was developed in response to the students' questions in relation to fire.

2 Aug 2019 | Henn's House Jeans for Genes Day

Thank you to the Henn's House students for coordinating Jeans for Genes Day today. All money raised will be donated to the Children's Medical Research Institute.

29 Jul 2019 | 10 Years as Chaplain for Father Philip

Our much-loved Chaplain, Father Philip Raymont, enjoyed a special Chapel Service yesterday to commemorate the ten year anniversary of his commissioning as our Chaplain

29 Jul 2019 | Term 3 Preparatory School Clubs

Term 3 Preparatory School Clubs now available

5 Jul 2019 | School Holiday Challenge - 1000 Hours of Awe

Mr Clark Wight has issued a holiday challenge for the July break, to see how much time we can collectively spend in nature with no buzzing, beeping or "hurry up we are late for..." Just real time in nature with no plans, just endless possibilities, spending some time in nature and enjoying 'slow time'. Our goal is to log 1000 hours in nature across the Preparatory School!

28 Jun 2019 | Meet the New Principal - Message from the Chair of Council

On behalf of the Guildford Grammar School Council, I am delighted to share with you that Mrs Anne Dunstan has been appointed as the next Principal of Guildford Grammar School commencing in January 2020.

27 Jun 2019 | Head of Music working with Darwin Symphony Orchestra!

Congratulations to our Director of Music, Mr Kieran Hurley, who has been commissioned to arrange music for the Darwin Symphony Orchestra for their musical show "Aussie Rock Legends" which is being performed this Saturday! Mr Hurley was commissioned by Old Guildfordian Mr Jonathan Tooby (St 82-86) who is the Musical Director and Conductor of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

27 Jun 2019 | Seeking Story Dogs for GGS

You might have seen on TV recently a segment about Story Dogs volunteer teams going into schools and helping kids to learn to love reading. We would love to introduce the program here at Guildford Grammar Preparatory School and we have contacted the local co-ordinator who also happens to be the Junior Boarding Housemother, Mary O’Donovan!

27 Jun 2019 | Titrations Congratulations!

Two teams competed at the RACI Titration competition last night. Tia Mackenzie, Tom Hodgins and Ben Bozich (12SG) came 7th in the heats and are through to the state finals at Murdoch.

27 Jun 2019 | Students coordinate run to stop trafficking

This Sunday, 30 June, a group of Senior School students are hosting a 5-kilometre run/walk for Guildford Grammar School students, staff and parents to raise money and awareness for Stop Trafficking 5K. The walk will depart from the Jacaranda tree in the Senior School at 1.00pm and there will be a free afternoon tea at 2.00pm.

25 Jun 2019 | Lots to do at Guildford Grammar School over the Holidays!

Guildford Grammar School has coordinated a range of school holiday activities and workshops for all members of the community, facilitated by Fire Tech Australia, Educated by Nature and Thinkways.

21 Jun 2019 | Over $90,000 raised for Leukaemia Foundation!

This morning we were pleased to present a cheque to the Leukaemia Foundation Western Australia for the amazing amount of $93,785.91! 

19 Jun 2019 | Parent Art Classes

All parents are invited to join us for an 8-week art class commencing on Wednesday 7 August. The program will be run from the Preparatory School Art Room from 6.30pm – 7.30pm each Wednesday night. For the first four weeks you will be exploring the art of resin pouring and free form pottery, focusing on the organic qualities that free form pottery creates.  The second four weeks you will have the opportunity to create a painting using acrylic paints on canvas. The subject matter and style of painting is your personal choice, with assistance and guidance provided to help you achieve your goal.

19 Jun 2019 | Zach wins state final of Plain English Speaking Competition

Our congratulations to Zach Matthews (12Fr) on being selected as the winner in the recent state final of the Plain English Speaking Awards

11 Jun 2019 | Broome Family Information Evening

Unfortunately we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Broome Family Information night.  Anyone seeking information on co-educational boarding can visit our boarding pages.

5 Jun 2019 | Dr Harris' Kalgoorlie Adventure

Most people realise the obvious perks of teaching (rising early to spend time with keen and enthusiastic students, marking exam papers, etc) but there are sometimes hidden perks that arise by chance.  Last weekend I had the opportunity along with science teachers from three other schools to fly to Kalgoorlie courtesy of Curtin University, to attend the WA School of Mines graduation ceremony and dinner and spend an afternoon at a real gold mine – and who could resist an offer like that?

4 Jun 2019 | Preparatory School Authors in the Making

Some of our Year 5 and 6 students took part in our annual Writing Festival during Term 1, gaining valuable skills and experience as writers and learning more about the creative processes involved in writing in various forms.  To celebrate the Festival, we have produced a multi-media publication featuring some of the students' work, including short stories, poems, plays and songs.  

4 Jun 2019 | Free Parenting Workshops - The Importance of 'why' in Early Childhood Learning

Guildford Grammar School presents two free parenting workshops with three of our most experienced educators on the developmental journey of childhood. These free talks are open to all members of the community and will cover a child's developmental stages from ages 2-5, preparation for starting school (for the parent and the child), the importance of imagination, creativity and purpose in learning and how to make the most of all your child's 'why' questions. The workshops will be held on 20 and 21 June in the Foundation Pavilion at two different times to accommodate as many parents as possible.

4 Jun 2019 | Bookings Now Open for July School Holiday Program

Bookings are now open for the July School Holiday Program, with lots of exciting activities on offer for children from Pre-Kindy to Year 6!  

30 May 2019 | Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Year 7 Scholarships for Senior School entry in 2020. We are currently working through the Go Forward Scholarship process which will then be followed by the Indigenous and Refugee applications.

14 May 2019 | Wellness Week - A Prefect Initiative

This week the Senior School Prefect Group are coordinating a range of activities for Year 11 and 12 students, to provide an opportunity to focus on wellness and take some time out to relax and focus before exams. 

14 May 2019 | Three Day Kindy - Now Taking Expressions of Interest

We are now taking Expressions of Interest from families who would be interested in a three-day Kindergarten option at Guildford Grammar School in 2020. We strongly believe in our five-day program, but do understand that some families feel that this is a big step for their child.

14 May 2019 | Congratulations to the Year 7 Netball Team!

Congratulations to our Year 7 Netball Team on their performance at today's ACC Netball Lightning Carnival at Matthews Netball Centre.

6 May 2019 | Indigenous Scholarships Now Open

Indigenous Scholarships for entry in 2020 are now open.

1 May 2019 | Preparatory School Clubs for Term 2

The Preparatory School Club list for Term 2 is now available and taking bookings!

1 May 2019 | ANZAC Assembly

Lest we ForgetOur Senior School ANZAC Day Service was held at this morning's assembly. Thank you to our Cadets who always represent the School with such great pride, here at the School and out in the wider community.

1 May 2019 | Kids still Old School!

We were pleased to be contacted by The West Australian yesterday for a chance to comment on playground activities and how our students benefit from playing outside!

26 Mar 2019 | New Playgroup coming to Guildford Grammar School

Today is World's Biggest Playgroup Day and we are pleased to report that we are opening a new Playgroup! We are calling for expressions of interest from parents and carers of babies or young children for a Guildford Grammar School weekday playgroup, or a Saturday morning playgroup. You can register your interest online at www.ggs.wa.edu.au/playgroup.

22 Mar 2019 | Seeking our Next Principal

With the appointment of Mr Stephen Webber as Principal of Redlands in Sydney, Council seeks a new Principal who will continue to lead our staff and students to achieve personal excellence, be outstanding citizens and create a just, loving and peaceful society.  The right candidate will have a keen appreciation of co-education and boarding and a commitment to a holistic education that esteems academic achievement, pastoral wellbeing and spiritual nurture.

21 Mar 2019 | 2019 Head of the River

The 2019 Head of the River, hosted by Scotch College, will be held this Saturday at Champion Lakes.

20 Mar 2019 | Go Forward Scholarships Now Open

Applications for the Go Forward Scholarships for students entering Years 8-12 in 2020 are now open. The Go Forward Scholarships are available for students who display outstanding characteristics across a broad range of areas including high academic achievement.

20 Mar 2019 | Crazy Hair Day supports the Leukaemia Foundation

Congratulations to the Preparatory School community for raising the OUTSTANDING amount of $38,284.44 at last weeks Crazy Hair Day, with all proceeds going to the Leukaemia Foundation.

11 Mar 2019 | Guildford Grammar looks to the next era of educational excellence

Guildford Grammar School has launched a global search to replace long-serving Headmaster Stephen Webber, who will leave the School at the end of 2019 after nine years of service. School Council Chair Mitchell Wells said a new Head would be appointed in the coming months and the School was well placed to embrace the next era of education excellence under a new leader.  

7 Mar 2019 | Co-educational Boarding from 2020

We are excited to announce that from 2020 we will welcome girls into boarding at Guildford Grammar School, offering a fully co-educational boarding experience. We have recently released the designs of our new world-class, state-of-the-art co-educational boarding development that has been submitted for approval, with the new facility to be ready by 2021.

7 Mar 2019 | Finalist in Indigenous Boarding Awards

We pleased to report that we have been named as a finalist in two categories of the Indigenous Boarding Awards coordinated by Boarding Australia.

7 Mar 2019 | Join us for Breakfast!

Students and parents are now welcome to join us in the Preparatory School Café for breakfast each morning! If you don't have time for breakfast before you leave the house, we will be serving breakfast for students and parents from 8.00am each morning.

22 Feb 2019 | Congratulations to our Preparatory School Leaders

Congratulations to the 2019 Preparatory School Captains, Vice Captains, Councillors, Quarter Captains and Specialist Captains, who were all inducted at a special assembly this morning:Oliver Radi (School Captain) Mikaela Hyman (School Captain) Riley Schafer (School Vice Captain) Belinda Yuen (School Vice Captain)

4 Feb 2019 | Preparatory School Clubs for Term 1

The Preparatory School Clubs have been released for Term1 and as usual there is lots for students to do after school! 

4 Feb 2019 | Prefect Induction Day 1

Congratulations to our first group of Prefects who were inducted at a special Chapel Service this morning.

4 Feb 2019 | Prefect Induction Day 2

Congratulations to our second group of Prefects, who were inducted at a special Chapel Service this morning.  

4 Feb 2019 | 2020 Year 7 Scholarships Closing Soon

Academic and music scholarships for boys and girls entering Year 7 in 2020 close on Friday 22 February.