Student Support Structures
The School's Handbook gives a detailed overview of the Guildford Grammar School community. Topics covered in this handbook include an introduction and history, aims and organisation of the School, code of conduct, academic work, enrichment activities, sport, clothing lists, administration, support groups and services, scholarships and bursaries, anti bullying, addresses and telephone numbers, daily routines and the School Council. To view the Handbook click here. The handbook is currently under review.
It is a fundamental right of every young person to feel safe in the school environment. In an attempt to achieve this, Guildford Grammar School has developed policies, procedures and practices to ensure as much as possible that any child is emotionally and physically safe. The Anti-Bullying Policy explains the policy and procedures in place at Guildford Grammar School to reduce/eliminate bullying behaviour in the School. To view the Anti-Bullying Policy click here.
The Careers Office is available to provide education on career choices and development of appropriate pathways and to give specific advice on career pathways to individuals. In addition the Careers Advisor organises work experience and is responsible for the supervision and management of the Worklink Program. For more information click here.
The School Chaplain is available for individual confidential counselling. For further information contact Dr Philip Raymont on firstname.lastname@example.org or (+61 8) 9377 9245 or Rev Lisa Perkins on email@example.com.
Child Protection Policy
Guildford Grammar School is committed to the care, safety and protection of all of its students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The responsibility of the School extends beyond academic success to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of children and the provision of a caring and supportive learning environment. To this end, it recognises that it is essential that the safety, health, welfare and well-being of its students are safeguarded at all times when in the care of the School, its teachers, staff and volunteers. To view the Child Protection Policy click here.
Class teachers are always available to assist with academic issues and to talk to as a caring adult about issues of concern.
The School Counsellor is a registered Psychologist and is available for confidential counselling and general counselling for individuals and groups on any issues of concern. For further information contact Ms Linsey Allen on firstname.lastname@example.org or (+61 8) 9377 9244.
As an Anglican foundation Guildford Grammar School has a moral responsibility to its staff, students
and parents to maintain a safe physical and emotional educational environment; the use of the
Internet and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and a number of related cybersafety
issues included. To view the Cybersafety Agreement click here.
Director of Teaching and Learning
The Director of Teaching and Learning is available to offer specific information about subject choices, programs of study, timetable issues, study skills, Curriculum Council matters and Tertiary Institution Services Centre matters. For further information, please contact Mrs Julie Harris on email@example.com or call (08) 9377 9251.
Heads of Houses
Boys are assigned to one of eight Houses. Each House has a Head of House who gets to know each of the boys in his/her House through formal interview and incidental contact. The Head of House works with each boy in their care to establish specific goals aimed at enhancing their achievements in a broad range of pursuits.
Each House has selected and elected student representatives, who assist the Head of House in the running of the House. These boys are able to support and nurture all other boys within their House and can be sought out by House members to provide information, provide support and advice or as a conduit for ideas and suggestions to the Housemaster.
The School has a fully equipped medical centre, with a 12 bed ward. It is staffed by qualified nursing staff, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day during the academic term. The staff of the medical centre is available for the boys to deal with medical issues and to discuss personal problems in a confidential manner. For more information the Medical Centre can be contacted on (+61 8) 9377 9211.
Within each House, there is an assigned staff member responsible for each of the year groups within the House. This Mentor, meets with their mentor group up to 3 times per week for extended periods and gets to know the individual boys in their care very well. They are required to closely monitor the overall academic progress of the boys in their care. They check diaries and work files and engage the boys in discussion of issues related to School or the broader community. They are available for individual counselling of boys if needed. They will make contact with parents/guardians.
Peer Support Leaders
A number of the Year 11 boys in each House are trained as Peer Support Leaders. They work once a week in the first semester on a specific program of activities with Year 8 boys to assist them with their induction into the Senior School and on developing their self esteem and relationship base within the year group and across the House.
School Prefect are student elected representatives of the student body. One of their key roles is to be a voice for the student body and as such any concerns or ideas a student may have can be directed through any of the Prefects they may know or associate with to the School Administration. They have a responsibility to look out for and support their fellow students.
In addition to the classroom teachers and the specialist help they can offer, the School employs two Learning Support teachers to assist with individual needs of students in terms of Literacy and Numeracy. Support is offered in a remedial and extension sense and in addition to those students referred to the Learning Support staff, all students are welcome to use this service on a needs basis. For further information contact Dr Brigitte Burg (Coordinator for Learning Support) on firstname.lastname@example.org or (+61 8) 9377 8503.