Guildford Grammar School has a long history of providing educational opportunities for Indigenous students. To date, over 200 Indigenous students have attended the School, dating back to our first Indigenous student, Charlie Burns, who attended from 1905-1909.
Charlie Burns left the School in 1909 to join the Australian Army and fight overseas. Larry Kickett and John McGuire are two notable Indigenous Old Boys of the School, both of whom have enjoyed outstanding success in their sporting and professional careers. 2009 graduate Dylan Collard, was named 2013 NAIDOC Male Youth of the Year, had graduated from law and is now a teacher.
Each year a number of our graduates enter university programs as well as following career pathways through TAFE and apprenticeships. Recent graduate Matthew Boddington (2016) entered an FMG cadetship and has recently been appointed to a full time role with the company.
Guildford Grammar School is leading the way in reconciliation and has implemented a Reconciliation Action Plan in the spirit of the statement on reconciliation and apology expressed by Mr Kevin Rudd in 2008.
We have a number of scholarships available for Indigenous students, either as day students or boarders:
Guildford Grammar School employs a full-time Indigenous Program Coordinator, Mr Andrew Beck, a Ngadju man, who works with our Indigenous students to support them in all aspects of life at the School, as well as providing opportunities for strengthening cultural identity and leadership.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Headmaster.
Submit your portfolio to the attention of:
Mrs Tamara Laurito
Guildford Grammar School
11 Terrace Road
GUILDFORD WA 6055
Tel. (08) 9377 9247
11 Terrace Road
Western Australian 6935
CRICOS Provider Code 00437D
T: (+61 8) 9377 9222
P: (+61 8) 9377 3140