Living in Perth

Western Australia is the largest Australian State occupying about one-third of the continent. The State contains approximately 12 500 kilometres of coastline and covers an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres. With the State being so vast, Western Australia contains many different climatic regions including tropical conditions in the North to temperate conditions in the South-West. 

Perth itself experiences a Mediterranean climate of warm to hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Perth skies are often clear of cloud and a beautiful blue and Perth boasts the highest number of average daily sunshine hours of any major Australian city. With an extensive coastline of white sandy beaches, it is easy to understand why Perth’s lifestyle is enjoyed by so many. The temperature ranges from a mean monthly maximum of approximately 17ºC in July to 29ºC in January and February.  The majority of Perth’s 853mm of rainfall falls in the winter months of June, July and August.  Perth has a population of over 1.6 million which represents about three-quarters of Western Australia’s total population.

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Campus Location

The Guildford Grammar School campus is magnificently situated on the banks of the Swan River, some 15 kilometres from the city of Perth. Set on almost 100 hectares of undulating land, our School has been able to preserve a delightful, rural atmosphere, whilst offering a comprehensive education for our students.
Transportation links are also on our doorstep. The East Guildford Train Station adjoins the Campus, providing a direct link to the city and western suburbs. The main highways to the State's north and east pass our boundary, while the Domestic and International Airports are only a short distance away.
Campus Environment

The Guildford Grammar School Campus is acknowledged as one of the most picturesque in the country. At its entrance, and framed by magnificent 72 year old London Plane Trees, stands the very imposing Chapel of St Mary & St George. Consecrated in 1914, the Chapel is recognised as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Australia and holds pride of place in the hearts and minds of all Guildfordians.
Among the many outstanding educational facilities that our students enjoy are the Wright-Bennett Family Technology Centre, the Oliverson Physical Education Centre, the David Lawe Davies Centre for the Arts, and the Old Guildfordian's Memorial Science Building. Features within our co-curricular program include a 50m heated Olympic swimming pool in the Senior School, a 25m heated pool in the Preparatory School, and the outstanding HC Small Boatshed for rowing. All International students have access to a modern library and information services centre that is open from 8.00am-5.30pm each week day.  In addition International  boarders have supervised study each week night from 7.00pm-10.00pm in the Halls of residence with full access to computer and internet services.
Set within spacious grounds, the School's towering Sugar Gums are symbolic of Guildford's commitment to the growth and freedom sought by young minds and bodies, qualities so often lacking in today's ever-shrinking society.
Guildford also jealously guards its social environment. Our School is non-selective in its enrolment policy and is proud of the eclectic mix of our students. We do not seek to promote ourselves as something we are not; rather we encourage hard work and collegiality in a supportive, yet demanding environment