Guildford Grammar School
The Guildford Partnership
At the beginning of the year during Term 1 2023, we launched the Guildford Partnership. This student-led initiative brings together our students' current and future outreach, service learning and charity work under one umbrella.
The aim is to engage students with community service in some capacity, ranging from local, community-driven and global opportunities. This approach enables students to truly engage with service learning and all its benefits. The relationships and partnerships developed will unite both parties to grow in character, and as individuals, empowering them to help others now and in the future.
Some of the initiatives include:
- Partnering with Moorditj Noongar Community College and Guildford Primary School
- Ambassadors for Anglicare WA
- Inter-generational work eg visiting aged care homes
- Duke of Edinburgh's International Award service opportunities
- Supporting House charities
Guided by our School Chaplain, The Revd James Stephenson, our students have taken this idea from inception to reality and are excited to continue to contribute to our local community and make a real difference where they can, growing our partnerships as the program builds momentum.
During the term, our senior students visited Moorditj Noongar Community College and formed small groups with primary school students where they read books together, chatted and learnt a lot from one another.
This new holistic program builds transformational relationships for all students involved and our students are well and truly elated with the Guildford Partnership program so far as they enjoy the many benefits of helping others. As explained by our Chapel Prefects, one of the joys in life is giving back to others in a meaningful way.