The Preparatory School Clubs have been released for Term1 and as usual there is lots for students to do after school!
Congratulations to our first group of Prefects who were inducted at a special Chapel Service this morning.
Congratulations to our second group of Prefects, who were inducted at a special Chapel Service this morning.
Academic and music scholarships for boys and girls entering Year 7 in 2020 close on Friday 22 February.
We are pleased to report the WACE results achieved by the Guildford Grammar School students of 2018 and congratulate then on their fine academic achievements reflected in these results.
The GGS smoothie was inspired by new students starting at the school in 2019. In contains all of the ingredients necessary for a smooth start to the year!
Mr Wight has issued another school holiday challenge and this one involves students sending hand-written notes of gratitude and reading lots of books over the December and January holiday.
Congratulations to Year 7 student Olivia and her pony Enzo on a winning partnership at their first ever WASJA State Championships at the State Equestrian Centre, placing in five of their seven events over three days of competition.
We are proud to announce the Senior School Captains and Vice-Captains who will lead the School in 2019 supported by the wider Prefect group. Congratulations to Captains Rebecca Adamson and Nicholas Sheppard, along with Vice-Captains Benjamin Dewar and Ellen Kozlowska and Boarding Captain Zac Finlayson.
Congratulations to Year 12 student Lachlan Madden who has been awarded an Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the top 50 applicants across Australia who applied for officer training entry into ADFA for 2019. Over 4000 people applied this year. Lachlan is following in the footsteps of his Old Guildfordian father Craig (Wb 82-86), who also received the scholarship when he was in Year 12, entering ADFA in 1987.
This year's Christmas Pudding Appeal is underway and all members of the community have the chance to order their Christmas puddings online, with a portion of sales being returned to the Anglicare WA Christmas Appeal.
Congratulations to the three Senior School students who are currently competing in the Polocrosse Nationals at the State Equestrian Centre.
Three Preparatory School students recently performed extremely well in the State Swimming Championships, bringing home a treasure trove of medals!
Academic and music scholarships for boys and girls entering Year 7 in 2020 are now open
Congratulations to your Year 7/8 A and B Netball teams who both won their Grand Finals over the weekend!
Well done to Year 5 students Fleur and Thomas who both competed in the State Mandarin Speaking competition over the weekend.
Thanks to the generosity of our rugby community a group of staff and students recently made a donation of $4200 to the Emergency Department of St John of God Hospital in Midland.
All members of the school community are invited to join us for a special NAIDOC Week Assembly on Wednesday 19 September.
For the second year running the Languages Faculty is coordinating a charity walk for Walk the Wall, a global charity that raises money for China's abandoned and disabled children under the banner of International China Concern (ICC).
Congratulations to the Titrations Teams who competed in the State Finals last night at Murdoch University. In Mrs Macdonald's own words 'they were amazing!" Our teams finished in 2nd, 3rd AND 4th place, narrowly missing 1st place by just 0.000005!
Our Year 6 students have released their own newspaper - The Guildfordian. The newspaper is written and prepared by our Year 6 students, with the support of Mr David Taylor.
Our Preparatory School Football Team had a special visitor attend yesterday's trophy presentation. Thank you to Nic Naitanui for taking the time to join us for the event and present trophies to students!
Year 10 student Lachlan Minchin has been awarded a High Distinction in the Grade 10 State Champions division of the Australian History Competition.
Year 9 student Alexander Pepermans has initiated a campaign to collect suitcases and bags to help the homeless and those living rough to carry their possessions.
Ahead of the Prefect Sleepout to raise awareness of homelessness, the Prefect group are coordinating a winter clothing appeal for the homeless.
Congratulations to Year 4 students Georgia and Orlando on their achievements at the inaugural inter-school Speaker’s Challenge for Year 3 and 4 students, which was held on Monday night at Wesley College.
We are pleased to once again present our Excellence in Classroom Teaching Conference at Guildford Grammar School. The conference will be held on Saturday 15 September from 8.00am-4.00pm and offers 22 different teaching workshops for primary and secondary school teachers.
Our annual Careers Expo will be held in the Senior School gymnasium on Wednesday 1 August, for all Senior School students and parents. Once again a wide selection of Old Guildfordians will be on hand to share their wealth of knowledge about many different career paths.
A group of Year 10, 11 and 12 students left last night for the Nepal Service Tour.
Congratulations to Year 11 student Isaac Evans for being selected in the RugbyWA Community Under 18s Schoolboys State Squad.
Congratulations to our three Titrations Teams, who all made it through to the state finals of the Titrations Stakes held at Curtin University.
Looking for a great Vacation Care program for the July school holidays? Our Vacation Care program is packed full of fun activities, excursions and incursions and is open to all members of the community.
Aspiring soccer players in Years 2-6 are invited to attend the mid-winter Youth Training Program at Guildford Grammar School on Friday 20 July from 9.00am-12 noon.
Ping pong anyone? This is one of two branded outdoor ping pong tables very generously donated to the Prep School by the P & F.
Guildford Grammar School will host a special luncheon, on Friday 8 June, to celebrate the 1st XI Cricket Team winning the PSA Darlot Cup for the first time in 32 years. The winning 1st team and key coaching staff will be joined at the lunch by members of previous Darlot Cup winning teams, dating as far back as 1946.
The Anglican EcoCare Commission has released a handy resource to help people with the transition to a reduced plastic lifestyle.
Year 4 student Orlando Borg is about to embark on an exciting project, as a supporting cast member in a new 30 episode ABC TV drama series, “The Heights”, currently being filmed in Perth and due for release early in 2019.
Where's the DOCTOR when you need one? We had a visitor on campus this morning, courtesy of Year 7 student Liam - who made this amazing Dalek at home with some help from his grandfather.
We are now taking enrolments for 2019 entry into our 3-year-old Little Explorers Program.
Congratulations to the recipients of our Year 7 Scholarships for Senior School entry in 2019.
All members of the School community are invited to join us for the Indigenous AFL Round against Wesley College, from 10.00am on Saturday 26 May on the GGS sports ovals.
We are once again offering the ATAR Attack Exam Revision Program over the July school holidays for students in Years 11 and 12. The program includes courses on study skills, essay writing and subject revision.
The Homework Help roster for Term 2 has been released, with teachers and experienced Old Guildfordians available to help students with their homework on Monday through to Thursday in the Senior School Library.
One of our very talented Year 4 students, Summer North, is currently in Melbourne shooting the upcoming film 'Ride Like A Girl' based of the story of iconic jockey Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Enrolments are now open for the Term 2 Learn to Swim Program, which will be held from Tuesday 8 May until Thursday 28 June in the Preparatory School heated pool.
We want to thank our amazing students, staff and community for your contribution towards Retro on Swan last night. It was a very special evening that exemplified everything that makes our School so special and unique.
Congratulations to our two Lady Day Prefects, Dylan Bennetts and Dylan Brooks, who were inducted at a special Chapel Service towards the end of Term 1.
80 brave boys and one brave girl took part in the World's Greatest Shave this week, raising over $37,000 towards the Leukaemia Foundation!
The recipe for HARMONY from our Year 1 students:“Please mix 5 tablespoons of JOY, 4 cups of LAUGHTER, 3 ‘heaps’ of LOVE and 6 sprinkles of GRATITUDE. Shake well and then stir with a wooden paddle. You now have the recipe for HARMONY”.
Three teams of Guildford Grammar School girls competed in our first Beach Volleyball High School Cup Tournament at City Beach on Sunday.
The School congratulates Old Guildfordian Raleigh Finlayson (Sc 1989-1995) for being named ‘First Amongst Equals’, the highest honour at the 2018 Business News 40under40 awards
Congratulations to the 1st XI Cricket Team, who have won the Darlot Cup for the first time in 32 years! More to follow.
Crazy Hair Day at the Preparatory School raised over $20,000 towards the Leukaemia Foundation, with 30 students shaving their head to raise valuable funds towards the cause.
In the lead up to Crazy Hair Day, our beautiful and caring Kindy students decided they wanted to draw pictures for the children in hospital that aren't fortunate enough to go to school. The results melted our heart.
Applications are now open for the Go Forward Scholarships that are available to students entering Years 8 to 11 in 2019, who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend Guildford Grammar School and who display outstanding characteristics across a broad range of areas including high academic achievement. The successful applicant will be a student who has displayed qualities of excellence, respect, service, leadership and commitment within their school and wider community. The Go Forward Scholarships are not open to students who are currently attending Guildford Grammar School.
Our 1st XI Cricket Team will play Trinity this weekend in the decider for the Darlot Cup and we are in a great position to take home the Cup for the first time in 32 years!
At the end of each reporting cycle we formally recognise those students who have exhibited excellence or improvement in their attitude and effort towards their academic studies, through the Honour Rolls for Attitude and Effort. These Honour Rolls are based on the frequency with which students have demonstrated positive learning behaviours.
Congratulations to the team of 22 GGS girls who competed in the SunSmart Women's Triathlon at Hillarys over the weekend
Retro on Swan - COMING SOON!
Things are about to get CRAZY in the Preparatory School as our students and staff prepare for Crazy Hair Day, to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Over the past 12 years we have raised over $108,570 to help find a cure and provide support for people with Leukaemia.
Three of our students have returned triumphant from the Australian Junior Track Cycling Champions in Melbourne.
Congratulations to our Preparatory School leaders, who were inducted at a special ceremony last week.
All parents and students interested in equestrian as a competitive sport or hobby, or who are simply keen to be involved with the development of equestrian at Guildford Grammar School, are invited to join us for a BBQ Sundowner on Tuesday 6 March at 6.00pm at the Thwaites Centre Courtyard.
Guildford Black Eagles AusKick Centre has now landed at Guildford Grammar School. Registrations have now opened to all Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 girls and boys to register for the 2018 season.
Our congratulations to Year 6 student Max on being awarded a UNSW Medal for ICAS English, achieving the top score in WA in the Year 5 ICAS English test. Well done Max!
The Queen's Baton Relay is coming to Guildford Grammar School on Monday 26 February and you and your family are invited to join us as the Baton moves through the School on its way to Stirling Gardens!
Following the success or the recent Hockeyroos v Spain hockey test match held at the school, Hockey Australia has announced that the Hockeyroos will play world number 8 China in five practice matches, two of which will be played at Guildford Grammar School as preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Congratulations to the 2018 Senior School Prefects who were inducted at special Chapel Services last Thursday and Friday.
The first day of the 2018 school year will long be remembered as an historic day in the life of Guildford Grammar School. For the first time since 1901, female students will commence in the Senior School in Years 7, 8 and 11. The 49 girls will join more than 100 girls currently enrolled in the Prepartory School.
We are pleased to report the WACE results achieved by the Guildford Grammar School students of 2017 and congratulate them on their fine academic achievements reflected in these results.
The December edition of the Co-Education Update now now available by clicking here.
Year 12 student Harry Weston has won the major prize at the Bond University Film & Television Awards (BUFTAs), taking home a full scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television valued at $90,000.
Guildford Grammar School is proud to host two fixtures of the five-match Hockey Test Series between the women’s national teams of Australia and Spain in January 2018.
Our Junior and Senior Scholar's Cup teams travelled to Yale University to compete in the 2017 Tournament of Champions, taking out second place in the world as the Champion Team and first in the Australia and the Americas Top Teams!
Congratulations to the Prefects-Elect for 2018, who were named at Assembly this morning.
This morning we joined together to celebrate our NAIDOC assembly.
Congratulations to our Preparatory School Opti-MINDS teams for their involvement in the State Finals on the weekend. One of our teams has qualified to represent WA at the National event in Brisbane in October.
This photo, taken yesterday by Year 12 student Sam, was nearly 70 years in the making, with Mr Tony Lovrich waiting patiently for 25 years for his opportunity to take the photo.
We are pleased to announce that we are planning to launch a 3-year-old Program, called Little Explorers, in 2018. Little Explorers will be run through the Out of School Care Program in alignment with the Early Years Framework. We are now seeking expressions of interest from families who are interested in registering for the program.
Congratulations to Graydon Wilson (12Be) on winning yesterday's Chapel Gift - the annual sprint around the Senior School that signifies the commencement of the athletics season.
This Wednesday the Preparatory School is celebrating National Science Week with a Science Discovery afternoon.
We are pleased to advise that registration is now open for our third Excellence in Classroom Teaching Conference, which will be held here at the School on Saturday 16 September from 8.00am-5.00pm. The conference costs $150 for teachers and $100 for trainee teachers, and includes a wide selection of workshops for primary and secondary school teachers, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and networking opportunities.
Over the July school holidays, 15 students from Years 8-10 travelled to Greece to compete in the Athens Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup competition. All teams performed exceptionally well in the competition and it is a credit to them that all qualified for the Tournament of Champions to be held at Yale University later this year.
Congratulations to two of our Senior School students, Rourke (Year 10) and Ben (Year 9) who competed in the National U/15 and Youth Weightlifting Championships in Brisbane over the school holidays. Both boys represented the state and the school in admirable fashion, with Rourke bringing home a gold medal and Ben a bronze medal in their respective weight classes.
Year 8 student Tjiirdm McGuire is well on his way to stardom, as one of the key characters in the new 13-part children's television series Grace Beside Me (working title). The series is currently being filmed in Queensland and will premiere on NITV in 2018.
The Preparatory School Clubs program for Term 3 has been released and there really is something for everyone, with students able to select from 27 different co-curricular clubs for Term 3!
In just over a month Guildford Grammar School present the iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar for the Senior Drama production, a superb rock musical presented in a 60’s context.
The Australian Army Cadets is a leading national youth development organisation, with the character and values of the Australian Army, founded on a strong community partnership, fostering and supporting an ongoing interest in the Australian Army.
A huge congratulations to our amazing community! A small team of Senior and Preparatory school staff and students attended the World's Greatest Shave Awards last night and proudly accepted two awards.
The theme for Book Week this year is “Escape to Everywhere”. We would like to create a display of postcards in the Preparatory School Library celebrating the many wonderful destinations many of you may visit in the holidays. It doesn’t matter if you are having a stay at home holiday, simply find your favourite Perth or Guildford touristy postcard and send it into us telling us about your adventures at home. We would love to hear about what you are getting up to on the holidays and make an exciting display of the postcards when you return.
We are proud to announce that Guildford Grammar School is featured in the prestigious international publication Innovation 800, produced by Cambridge University Students' Union in partnership with St James's House.
Exciting news! Our K2 ‘climb’ has been approved and we are ready to start. This daunting challenge issued to our Prep boys and girls is to climb the mountain, K2, in books per metre. This is a feat few have accomplished, but we believe you are ready!
Guildford Grammar School is proud to present a program of activities for the July school holidays, open to all members of the community. The program includes a circus program, a soccer clinic, a hockey coaching clinic and Tech Camps for Kids!
We are pleased to announce that the Guildford Grammar School 2017 Prospectus is now available.
The Guildford Grammar School Bus Services cover an expansive area, from Muchea, through to Ellenbrook, Stirling, Warwick, Como, Mount Lawley, Gidgegannup, Kalamunda and Lesmurdie!
The Out of School Care program at Guildford Grammar School would like to hear from families who would be interested in a 3-year-old program, Little Explorers, that we are hoping to offer from 2018.
A series of athletics training sessions have been launched for Senior School students this week ahead of the start of the 2017 Athletics Season.
June 23 is Positivity Day in the Preparatory School and all students are invited to take part, join in the fun and feel great!
The July School Holiday Program has been released, and once again it is jam-packed full of exciting excursions and in-centre activities, from a Marvel Superhero Day to Suitacase Circus!
We are proud to once again host the Indigenous AFL Round, against Trinity College, on Saturday 27 May. All members of the community are invited to join us for this special sporting event.
We are delighted to have author Shane McCarthy in the Senior School this week as our Author In Residence. Shane is a freelance writer whose work has been published internationally by DC Comics, Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing to name a few.
Congratulations to our Golf Team who took out first place at the PSA Golf Day held over the weekend.
Applications for Indigenous Scholarships are now open. Applications close at 2.00pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.Guildford Grammar School has a long history of providing educational opportunities for Indigenous students. To date, over 150 Indigenous students have attended the School, dating back to our first Indigenous student, Charlie Burns, who attended from 1905-1909.
FOPS is proud to present a special Mothers' Morning Tea, which will be held from 10.30am on Friday 12 May, 2017 in the Preparatory School playground.
Registrations are now open for our June School Tour, which will be held on Thursday 15 June from 9.00am-1.00pm. The tour covers all years, from Kindergarten to Year 12, and attendees can opt to tour the Preparatory School, the Senior School, or both!
The Preparatory School Clubs program for Term 2 has been released and there really is something for everyone, with students able to select from 22 different clubs to join for Term 2!
Last night's Symphonies on Swan concert, featuring three Guildford Grammar School ensembles, with special guest Courtney Murphy, was a fantastic night and the perfect way to end the term.
Congratulations to the 1st VIII, their coaches, families and friends, on winning the Head of the River for 2017!
Guildford Grammar School is offering a limited number of Go Forward Scholarships for students entering Years 8 to 11 in 2018, who display outstanding characteristics across a broad range of areas including high academic achievement.
The April School Holiday Program has been released, and as always it is jam-packed full of exciting excursions and in-centre activities!
We wish all of our crews the best of luck for this Saturday's Head of the River.
Imagine - it's twilight, the sun is setting over the Swan River and you're listening to great live music and enjoying delicious freshly cooked street food with your friends and family - sound good? If so, you need to join us for a very special event - Symphonies on Swan with Courtney Murphy - on Thursday 6 April from 6.00pm-8.00pm, on the grassed area near the Boat Shed.
Our March school tour is fully booked and several smaller tours will be arranged later for in Term 1 to meet demand.
Our Workplace Learning Program has produced some great outcomes for our students, including Year 12 student Samuel, who recently completed a very successful work placement at radio station News Talk 6PR 882. I
The Year 6 students recently enjoyed their camp last week, returning to the rebuilt Forest Edge Recreation Facility.
The 2017 Senior School Prefects were inducted this week, at two special Chapel Services in the beautiful Chapel of St Mary and St George.
In 1922 the new house system was introduced with two boarding houses, School House and St George’s House, and Stirling day boy house. By 1927 boarding numbers had grown to such an extent in School House that it was decided to form a new house. When the boys returned to school from the holidays in 1927 they were informed that there were now three houses. School House had been divided into two. There were a total of 90 boys in the Senior and Preparatory School, with 17 in the new Henn’s House.
Commencing on Thursday 16 February at 8.45am and running on a weekly basis, Cameron Fraser from Kāma Wellness is conducting yoga classes on the grassed area near the Boat Shed. Classes cost $15 per person, per session and bookings are not required.
The Chapel Card for Term 1, 2017 is now available.
A reminder to all music students in the Preparatory and Senior Schools that instrumental lessons begin in Week 2. Don't forget to register for our Music Meet and Greet BBQ!
Golf lessons for Preparatory School students will commence on Tuesday 7 February.
Our first School Tour for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 14 March, from 9.00am-1.00pm.
Congratulations to the 2016 Year 12 cohort on their excellent academic results with a median ATAR result of 84.9.
Click here to download the Term Dates for 2017. The first day of term for all students is Monday 30 January, 2017.
This Sunday will see the Preparatory School ovals bursting at the seams as we hold our annual Under 12s Rugby Sevens Competition!
We are pleased to announce that Guildford Grammar Preparatory School is hosting the 2016 Inter-School Spelling Bee in November!
The Guildford Grammar School of Music presents Music for Grey Matter: A music teacher PD day, which will be held on Thursday 15 September from 9.00am-3.00pm at the School of Music. This PD is designed for classroom teachers, instrumental teachers, music education students and tertiary music students who want to explore different approaches and pedagogies in the field of music teaching. It is also an opportunity to meet and work with two of Australia's leading music educators. Tickets cost $50 each and can be purchased online by clicking here.
We are proud to announce the formation of the Guildford Grammar Symphony Orchestra (GGSO), under the baton of Mr Jonathan Tooby. This is the first time in over 30 years that the school has formed a symphony orchestra. The Orchestra will perform its début concert on the evening of Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm in the David Lawe Davies Centre.
We are proud to announce that Toby Digney (11Fr) has been selected as the Team Captain for the Olympic Hopefuls in Hungary in the sport of canoeing.
Registrations are now open for Guildford Grammar School's second Excellence in Classroom Teaching Conference, for primary and secondary school teachers in Perth. Last year's conference was a great success, attended by over 100 primary and secondary school teachers from across the state.
We are hosting three free concerts to celebrate Music Week 2016. All of the concerts are free and all members of the community are welcome to attend any or all!
The opening night of the Senior Drama Production of Amadeus was a great success!
The July Vacation Care Program has been released and offers an array of exciting activities and outings for primary school aged children over the July school holidays.
Our Registrar and Director of Teaching and Learning are heading to Darwin to talk to some of our future families!
Year 2 student Orlando has landed a co-starring role in a short film called "A Voice in the Wilderness".
We are pleased to once again offer the ATAR Attack program to Year 11 and 12 boys to help them prepare for their WACE exams. Based on student and parent feedback the courses will be held during the July holidays.
We entered the Dragon's Den this morning as the Year 7 Small Business Project X class presented their business ideas to a panel of potential investors made up of Mr Webber, Mr Prosser, Mrs Goforth and Mr Creuzot
We are pleased to advise that we have recently started up a playgroup, available exclusively to Guildford Grammar School current and future parents.
We celebrated a very special Lady Day today, with Year 12 student Jacob Levin inducted as a Prefect, a visit to the Chapel by some beautiful angels from the Preparatory School and a special Birthday for our Headmaster, Mr Stephen Webber.
The new Chapel lights were installed last week and they look amzaing!
Mr Clark Wight, Head of the Preparatory School, is proud to present the first of three Parent Forward Workshops for Term 2 - In Praise of a Slow and Connected Childhood.
A massive thank you to Supa Iga Midland and Logic Cranes for their support and sponsorship of the Pedal Prix competition
Applications are now invited for the Go Forward Scholarships, for entry in Years 8-11 only. Applications close at 2.00pm on Wednesday 6 April, 2016.
Congratulations to our fantastic Year 4, 5 and 6 swimming team, who competed for the first time in the Hills Inter-School Swimming Carnival against St Anthony’s and Helena College at Bilgoman Pool today and finished in first place!
Congratulations to the Preparatory School Councillors, Captains, Vice-Captains and Monitors who were inducted at a special Assembly on Friday.
Congratulations to Year 12 student and Prefect, R J Pollard, on being named the 2015 Junior Landscape Photographer of the Year by the Australian Photography magazine.
Year 9 student James Derrick recently received four gold medals in the WA Junior Track Cycling Championships at Midvale Speed Dome.
Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the 2016 Prefects, who were inducted at a special Chapel Service on Thursday and Friday.
We are proud to report that towards the end of last year the Guildford Grammar School Out of School Care Program was assessed by the Government's Education and Care Regulatory Unit against the National Quality Framework, and passed with flying colours, meeting all of National Quality Standards. Congratulations to all of the Centre's staff on providing such an outstanding service.