Guildford Grammar School
August 2019
Go Forward

Term 3 Week 3

Stephen Webber, Headmaster of Guildford Grammar SchoolLast night in the Dining Hall 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.  Congratulations to the following students:

Benjamin Bozich (12SG)
Aidan Crummey (12SG)
Hamish Lyford (12St)
Zachary Matthews (12Fr)
Luke Osborne (12Be)
Shine Saju (12Sc)
Ross Stone (12Be)
Jack Sutton (12Be)

Mr Comerford spoke with great heart, conviction and passion about three key guiding principles that would assist the students in their lives beyond the school gates. He encouraged them to:
  1. Keep perspective – even in the most challenging of circumstances broadening your perspective can enable you to see things differently and with greater clarity
  2. Value fellowship – working together in a group with shared values enables all members of the group to support each other through difficult moments. Always be prepared to seek and give support to others
  3. Demonstrate commitment – “successful people finish what they start before they start it”. Why? Because they have already made the commitment to see the task through before they even begin.
It was a wonderful evening sharing this prestigious achievement with the students, their families and invited teachers.

Mr Comerford will be working with the Year 11 students on their leadership day next week, which once again promises to be a most worthwhile experience for all who have nominated to attend.

We are very much looking forward to the School Musical Production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs from today through until Friday evening. I wish all of the cast, musicians and crew well for what will be a memorable musical production. Tickets have been selling fast; however, are still available by clicking here.

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, particularly considering it is a mixed regatta and we only entered one mixed crew on the day.

The following crews were presented with medallions at Assembly this morning and congratulated for winning their events:

Year 9 School Girl Coxed Quad

Nalani Snoeks (9SG)
Georgina Abbott (9SG)
Lara Daffen (9Wb)
Sally Carter (9Wb)
Euan Rattray (9Ha)
Year 10 School Girl Coxed Quad

Eleanor Disselkoen (10St)
Alexi Yelland (10Wb)
Arian Tolomei (10SG)
Keely Reinke (10St)
Year 10 School Girl Double Scull

Eleanor Disselkoen (10St)
Keely Reinke (10St)
Year 10 School Girl Single Scull

Eleanor Disselkoen (10St)
Open Mixed Quad

Eleanor Miller (12Sc)
Abigail Burbridge (12Be)
William Bond (11Fr)
Angus Grigson (12Fr)
Cooper Anspach (11Ha)
Open School Girl Single Scull

Tiffany Trainer (11SG)
After Hamish Adamson (10SG), Angus Adamson (10SG) and Braydon Fernandes (10Sc) recently participated at the National Hockey Championships, Hamish has been named in the u16 Australian Schoolboys side who will be touring to South Africa later in the year.
Also in hockey news Lewis Jones (11He) was recently selected to play his first Premier League game for the Old Guildfordian Mundaring Hockey Club.

Daniel Huynh (7He) has been formally invited to represent Australia through his Yaolin Kung Fu Association club in the 1st Lion Dance Sunwork International Championships in Vietnam in September.

Chad Wiese (11Fr) participated in the Avon decent recently and managed to come second in his category.

Zachary Matthews (12Fr) competed at the National Finals of the Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) recently in Brisbane and enjoyed the opportunity to represent the school and the state. 




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