Meet the Director of Boarding

Boarders form a special part of the Melbourne Grammar School community. My priority is to provide boarding students with a safe, caring ‘home away from home’ which offers independence, privacy, flexibility and fun.

The School takes the responsibility you place in us to care for your son extremely seriously and take great care in providing the academic guidance and pastoral care required for a successful, enjoyable boarding experience.

We look to our School values to inform everything we do, and we are very considered in our approach to students’ nutrition, health, mental well-being and, of course, their academic progress.

With experience in managing a similar boarding environment at an independent school in Perth, Western Australia, and a long association with Melbourne Grammar School as both a teacher and a parent, I feel I understand the nature of boys and, in particular, those who choose to become boarders. It is a privilege to be able to nurture young boys and help them develop into strong, capable and community-minded men of the future.

I live next to the boarding precinct, together with my wife and two of my children. My eldest son attended Melbourne Grammar School from Year 7 – 9 (until we moved to Perth), and my other son completed his final two years at Melbourne Grammar in 2016. We all enjoy being part of the boarding community.

Mr Geoff Guggenheimer, Director of Boarding