Guildford Grammar School Celebration

Guildford Grammar School Celebration

5 December 2022

Guildford Grammar has an amazing history of Indigenous students attending and graduating from their school, the first Student to achieve this was a man named Charlie Burns originally from Wyndham all the way back in 1906 which was an incredible achievement for an Indigenous person at the time.

Fast forward 116 years and in 2022 Guildford Grammar School has its very first Indigenous female graduates, MADALAH scholars Jettah Cuimara and Rikara Kirby. These two young ladies have created history within Guildford by graduating and were presented with a beautifully painted plaque by fellow MADALAH and Guildford student Ivyana Vinci.

They were also presented with a sign for the renaming of the Guildford Grammar Student Business Centre which will now be named “The Burns and Cuimara Mandjoogoordap Student Business Centre”. This powerful name was chosen by fellow Indigenous 2022 graduate Jalen Coppin.

This is a beautiful tribute to the three trailblazing graduates as their journeys have and will create many more pathways for Indigenous students through schooling at Guildford Grammar School.

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.