Walk Through 100 Years of Christ Church
Old boys, parents, grandparents, friends and past and present staff gathered together last Tuesday to walk through the stunning Christ Church Grammar School campus, the first of four heritage walks to take place this centenary year.
School Archivist Freida French hosted the enlightening tour recalling historical information about the School’s buildings while strolling through the beautiful surrounds and breathtaking river views of Christ Church.
The tour explores the development of the School from when Reverend J McClemens started Christ Church in 1910 with a single classroom and an initial enrolment of nine day boys through to what has become one of Australia’s leading independent schools.
Old Boy Alexander Scott Humphry (who boarded in the 1930s) did the walk with his wife Crystal who had also sent their son and grandson to board at Christ Church. She said to walk through the grounds after their three-generation affiliation with the School brought back so many enduring memories.
Mother Jamelia Gubgub has enjoyed many positive experiences at Christ Church. She was full of praise and pride as she walked through the grounds of the school that turns boys into well-rounded and well-mannered young men.
Visiting grandparents of a Preparatory School student said they were so happy to have been able to walk around and learn about their grandson’s school before their return to England. They said they now have a good understanding and will be able to place him each day.
Further sessions will take place throughout the year on 12 May at 10.00am, 8 August at 1.00pm and 21 October at 10.00am.
The walk begins at Christ Church Claremont on the corner of Stirling Highway and Queenslea Drive, and finishes at the Sandover Dining Hall.
Alternatively, set your own pace and enjoy a self guided tour of the campus with the aid of an audio version of the tour and map.
For further enquiries contact the School Reception on 9442 1555.
- This article was written by professional placement student Annie-Rose Durack.