"Dare to Dream" Hockey Gala Dinner (3 May 2014)Posted: Friday, 11 April 2014Posted: Friday, 11 April 2014The Guildford Grammar School Hockey community presents the "Dare to Dream" Hockey Gala Dinner on Saturday 3 May 2014, from 6.30pm-late in the Guildford Grammar School Dining Hall.
It promises to be a memorable evening with three-time Olympian and the recipient of a gold medal and two bronze medals in Hockey, the talented Mr Mark Knowles, taking the stage as guest speaker for the evening. Mark will be interviewed by our very own Olympian and Old Guildfordian, Mr Shane Tonkin, who will be hosting the night.
To showcase some of the School’s most talented players, the Guildford Grammar School Champion Hockey Team, 1955-2013, will be announced.
After an amazing 32 years of service to the School, the recently retired Mr Lloyd Tonkin will also be honoured on the night.
Lounge suit/cocktail dress.
Tickets are $90 each and include a three course meal, beer, wine and soft drinks. To purchase your tickets click here.
Ticket proceeds will go towards a new hockey pitch for the School and auctions will be held throughout the night.
We hope you will join us to help make the GGS Hockey Pitch more than just a dream.
Singapore Reunion (12 Jul 2014)Posted: Monday, 10 March 2014Posted: Monday, 10 March 2014The sensational city of Singapore will be the location of our next overseas reunion. The main event will be the Reunion Dinner and Performance, on Saturday 12 July, with Guildford Grammar School’s very talented School of Music and the Indigenous Dance Troupe entertaining the guests. A four day program of optional activities has also been built around the reunion from 10 July to 13 July (inclusive), which will include an amazing Chinatown trishaw night tour and bumboat ride, a Universal Studios day tour, and a Zoo Night Safari with dinner.
For more information go to www.is.gd/singapore2014
2013 Old Guildfordian of the Year - Dr Simon CarrollPosted: Tuesday, 29 October 2013Posted: Tuesday, 29 October 2013Old Guildfordian of the Year
Simon Carroll PhD MBA FAICD
Henn’s House 1965-1969
As a molecular biologist, science advisor and senior executive, the astonishing career of Simon Carroll has seen him receive many accolades, and most recently he added Old Guildfordian of the Year to the list at October’s Old Guildfordians’ Annual Dinner.
Simon’s decorated career includes being awarded the AusBiotech Chairman’s Excellence Award for service to the biotechnology industry in 2010, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Medal for Business Excellence in 2000, and three medical research fellowships. Having been a member of several company and research organisation boards and advisory bodies, some of the highlights include Dr Carroll’s work on the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Council Working Group on Biodiscovery in 2005, and the Premier’s Science Council Working Group on Medical Research in 2002. Simon has studied internationally in the field of molecular biology and held senior executive posts in science-based organisations, including the inaugural Director of the Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute and Professor of Biomedical Research at Curtin University. He was also a named inventor on a number of granted gene delivery patents.
Adding another dimension to his impressive repertoire, Simon even put science to good use in the Dairy Industry when he co-founded the Margaret River Cheese Company in 1982.
Dr Carroll also spends his personal time involved in the community and participating in the active sports of sailing and cycling. A member of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club since 1972, he has been on the General Committee, a Flag Officer and he has participated in ocean and dinghy racing at the international level. More recently, his attention has been on cancer research and awareness through the “Sock it to Sarcoma” program and its fund raising and strategic development.
After years amassing exceptional experience and choosing to continue his journey in the realm of science, Simon hopes to widen the appeal of science and to increase the awareness and interest of all Western Australians. With this honorable goal in mind, in 2011 Dr Carroll became the Director of Science Partnerships at Scitech. In this role, Simon is responsible for many aspects of community science engagement, including Inspiring Australia activities, National Science Week in WA, and the online publication of ScienceNetwork WA telling the world about WA science.
We are proud of Simon’s stellar career, and even more proud of his choice to promote science to generations of Western Australians. He dreams of a time when talking about science over a Saturday barbecue is as commonplace as talking about sport. While today the understanding of scientific principles may remain more elusive than a West Aussie’s knowledge of the local footy team, the pursuit of lifting our collective scientific understanding for the benefit of tomorrow’s society remains a noble pursuit indeed.
Automotive class at Car RallyPosted: Friday, 13 September 2013Posted: Friday, 13 September 2013The 2013 Old Guildfordians' Car Rally brought out some fine examples of automotive class on Sunday, 8 September 2013. Glorious weather made for a most enjoyable day which included a drive through the beautiful Swan Valley and the Hills. Contestants answered questions along the way, and prizes were given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and best car.
1st Place (Course Points)
Phil Stewart (He 02-12) and Jess
2010 Mercedes Smart Carbriolet
2nd Place (Course Points)
Dylan Jackson (Fr 93-97) and Brad Savage (Ha 93-97)
2012 Holden VE SS Thunder Ute
3rd Place (Course Points)
Jason Hitchins (St 93-99) and Melissa
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Owned by Jason Hitchins (St 93-99)
Guildford defeats PSA RivalsPosted: Thursday, 1 August 2013Posted: Thursday, 1 August 2013Guildford was victorious on 5 October 2012 as our Old Boys took on other PSA rivals at the PSA Golf Day. The battlefield was the lush greens and fairways of Cottesloe Golf Club, and 80 players attended representing the seven PSA schools. The Winners of the event were calculated from the cumulative points of the best 4 individual stableford scores within each school group, and Guildford cleaned up its competition in style. The odds were against our champions of Stephen Nottage (Ha 71-75), Peter Scanlon (He 58-62), Maxwell Carson (Ha 63-67) and Joel Cooper (Wb 86-93) as both Scotch and Christ Church had a greater number of players. Other Old Guildfordians that played on the day include James Toll (Ha 63-67), Peter Toll (Sc 89-94), John Toll (Sc 92-97), Peter Miles (SG 52-57) and Ross Finlayson (Sc 53-63).
Supporting Guildford Grammar SchoolPosted: Thursday, 11 July 2013Posted: Thursday, 11 July 2013Guildford Grammar School’s success depends on you! The pace of change and the realisation of the School’s master plan will largely be dependent on the philanthropic support we get from you, our community. The School’s 10 year capital works program will require significant investment in a range of infrastructure that will ensure Guildford Grammar School is able, not only to respond to the rapidly changing way of teaching by providing quality teaching and learning spaces, but to provide sports facilities such as a swimming pool and synthetic hockey field.