Guildford Grammar School
March 2019
 
 
Go Forward

Term 1 Week 9

 
 
Stephen Webber, Headmaster of Guildford Grammar School
There has been a dramatic decrease in the amount of hair being worn by our students across the School, following the recent World’s Greatest Shave events in the Senior and Preparatory Schools, in support of the Leukaemia Foundation. It has been wonderful to see so many students and staff passionately supporting the event and getting involved by shaving or colouring their hair, or donating in some cases up to 40cm in length to go towards the production of wigs.

With the amount raised in the Senior School currently at $52,000, added to that of the Preparatory School currently at $38,000, the impressive grand total of $90,000 is a wonderful achievement by the entire school.
Thank you to everyone in our school community for getting involved and backing our students to show that they can make a difference as they look beyond our gates to the needs of others in our society.

At our Senior School assembly our Indigenous Program Coordinator, Mr Andrew Beck, presented a national award to the School. At the recent Indigenous Education & Boarding Australia Awards ceremony in Queensland the School was awarded the winner in the ‘Exceptional Cultural Connection by a Boarding School or Residence’ category. Andrew was also nominated as one of three finalists in the ‘Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Leadership’ category, a fantastic personal achievement.

 
It was a pleasure to receive this recognition for our Indigenous Program that has a proud history in the life of the School and that has been actively supported by the Council and school leadership for many years. Our program not only enables wonderful opportunities for our Indigenous students, it supports all students and staff in developing greater knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and connection to land and country. I thank all of the Indigenous leaders in our community for their support, contribution and encouragement of the growth and development of our program.
 
Congratulations

At the Head of the River last weekend the School finished in second place in the Hamer Cup competition only six points away from first place in an outstanding performance by the entire Boat Shed. Congratulations to all of the following crews for their fine performances on the day and special mention to the 9D crew on winning their race.
9E – 2nd place
9D – 1st place
9C – 2nd place
9B – 2nd place
9A – 5th place
10 Quad – 2nd place
10A VIII – 3rd place
10A VIII – 3rd place
4th VIII – 3rd place
3rd VIII – 2nd place
2nd VIII – 4th place
1st VIII – 6th place

 
Wei Ngo (12St) was inducted as a School Prefect on Lady Day this week and is commended for his outstanding leadership, particularly in his role as Captain of Stirling House.

Yousef Elhosainy (10Sc) finished second in the 400m (53.51s) in the recent State Athletics Championships and has been selected to represent WA Athletics in their forthcoming tour of Malaysia.

Olivia Sangalli (Year 6) was presented with an award along with another student from Bindoon Primary School from Birdlife WA, WA Museum & Parks & Wildlife for their fundraising efforts and raising awareness of the Carnaby Cockatoo.

Callum Partington (11Ha) and Nathan Schupelius (8St) coached by Cameron Fenner, represented Midland Tennis Club in the State Boys Junior league winning the grand final (for the second year in a row) against tough opposition from Greenwood.



STEPHEN WEBBER
HEADMASTER



 

 


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