Passion and purpose through co-curricular

At Guildford Grammar School, learning ventures beyond the classroom. Our comprehensive co-curricular program offers extraordinary opportunities for every child to explore their unique passions, talents and strengths.

We value the importance of a well-rounded education. Our aim is to provide students with practical, hands-on and meaningful experiences that develop their skill-set, exhibit their non-academic abilities and provide a pathway to explore these opportunities whilst complementing their curricular program.

Co-curricular activities are an important part of school life and allow students to:

  • Develop curiosity and courage through age-appropriate risk taking in sports, music, the arts or new pursuits.
  • Improve academic success – research shows a strong link between academic outcomes and co-curricular participation.
  • Foster their sense of responsibility and enjoy improved relationships and wellbeing.
  • Younger students adapt their learning through play and discover new strengths and talents.
Preparatory School co-curricular opportunities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Athletics/Cross Country
  • Camps and Tours
  • Chess
  • Creative Thinking
  • Dance
  • da Vinci Decathlon
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Learn to Swim
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Opti-Minds
  • Robotics/Coding
  • Sport
Senior School co-curricular opportunities
  • Art
  • Become a Barista
  • Board Games
  • Book Club
  • Cadets
  • Camps and Tours
  • Careers Experiment
  • Chess
  • da Vinci Decathlon
  • Debating
  • Defensive Driving
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Electric Vehicle Challenge
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Game Design
  • Keys for Life
  • Mock Trials
  • Music
  • Philosothon
  • Public Speaking
  • Singing
  • Sport
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Surfing
  • Titrations
  • United Nations
  • Yoga and Mindfulness.

Read more about our co-curricular program in our co-curricular Handbook.

Friday Activities

Our unique Friday Activities Program offers students in Year 10-12 a wide variety of opportunities to develop new skills, improve talents or continue to pursue and explore their interests. Students choose an activity of their choice each term or they may choose to continue with an activity across multiple terms.

Co-curricular water polo club students in pool practicing passing and catching

Co-curricular clubs

Our clubs and competitions allow students the opportunity to stretch their learning in many areas outside the typical classroom experience.

Preparatory School activities include:

  • STEAM Clubs
  • Art Club
  • Bush Inventors’ Club
  • Debating
  • da Vinci Decathlon
  • Flippaball
  • Dance Club
  • Golf, Tennis and Soccer

Senior School club options may include:

  • Board Games Club
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Debating
  • da Vinci Decathlon
  • Model UN
  • Philosothon
  • Public Speaking