About Us


Welcome to Guilford Young College

As the only Catholic Year 11 and Year 12 college in this State, Guilford Young College occupies a unique place in Tasmanian education.

Our students have established a record of exceptional achievement in their studies, careers, sporting and cultural pursuits and service to the community.

Our College has an outstanding reputation in the community and we welcome your future contribution to it.


Guilford Young College opened its doors in February 1995, having been established by the Archdiocese of Hobart, the Christian Brothers, The Dominican Sisters, the Salesians of Don Bosco, the Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Its creation fulfilled the vision, originally articulated by Archbishop Sir Guilford Young, to build a Catholic senior secondary college in southern Tasmania. The College is dedicated to the memory of Archbishop Sir Guilford Young who served the people of Tasmania for 34 years as Archbishop of Hobart from 1955 until 1988.

Guilford Young College’s history is rich and our future is bright



In choosing a Catholic school, our students belong to a community of faith. Firmly based on Gospel values, the faith life of our students is nurtured through study of religion, retreat and Prayerful experiences. We aim to build an atmosphere of care and respect which allows each person in our College community to feel a sense of well-being and belonging.

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House Charisms

Students enrolled at Guilford Young College are welcomed into one of six Houses named for, and embodying, the spiritual grace and gifts of the founders of the religious congregations from which Guilford Young College was borne.

Bosco – Named for St John Bosco who founded the religious congregation of the Salesians of Don Bosco, in Turin, Italy in 1859.

Carmel – Named for Mary Aikenhead who founded the religious congregation, the Sisters of Charity, In Ireland in 1816. 

Guzman – Named for St Dominic Guzman who founded the religious congregation, the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 1216, although the first convent for nuns was established in 1206.

MacKillop – Named for St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Rice – Named for Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers. 

Tenison – Named for Father Julian Tenison Woods, founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Community Outreach

At Guilford Young College we are inspired by our Catholic Christian values to live justly, be compassionate, care for the natural world, serve others in need and work for peace. Our young adult students provide service leadership through community-based projects and partnerships. Active volunteering occurs in class time through Religious Education electives, through our College, Campus and House based fundraising and awareness raising activities.

Our approach is to see the need, judge situations with informed ethical understanding, reflect thoughtfully and respond generously to issues that arise as local, national and global citizens.

We work closely with agencies of the Catholic Church such as; Caritas Australia, St Vincent de Paul, Mary McKillop Foundation, Edmund Rice and the Salesians of Dom Bosco. We support the work of the Cancer Council, the Red Cross and The Leukaemia Foundation. Our students active participation in the annual Mission Australia National Survey has impelled our student leadership body to promote the work of mental health and wellbeing promoting agencies such as Headspace, Stay Chatty and RUOK.

Community Outreach fosters generosity of spirit and service to others

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Catholic Education Tasmania believes that children and young people have a fundamental right to be respected, nurtured, cared for, and that every child and young person is entitled to be educated in a safe environment.

More information can be found here – Child Safe Communities


Board Members

  • Sandra Brady – Chair
  • Natalie Brown
  • Tanya Dalton
  • Craig Deayton – Principal
  • Elaine Doran
  • Narelle Green – Treasurer / Chair of Risk & Compliance Committee
  • Anita Nutting – Board Secretary
  • Adam Rhodes
  • Samuel Scurrah – Deputy Chair
  • Christian Street
  • Iain Weir – Business Manager

The Board is a vital structure in supporting the operation of the school at a local level