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Year 4 boys were engaged in learning outside the classroom when they visited Penguin Island last week. The major excursion was an introduction to learning about biomes and the life cycles of animals throughout Term 2.
In Terms 1 and 2, Years 7 and 8 boarders have been participating in a programme promoting leadership and self-esteem in teenage boys. It is the second year the Residential Community has run the LAD (Learn and Develop) programme created by the Becoz Project.
Boys from Wolsey House presented Anglicare with over 65 hygiene packs for homeless youth during a recent house meeting. The packs will be distributed by Anglicare’s night bus, which is part of its mobile street-programme in the city.
A team of eight Christ Church boys won the Western Australian da Vinci Decathlon held at Wesley College recently. The Year 8 boys will travel to Sydney next month to compete in the national competition.
While boys dressed to impress at Saturday night’s Year 12 Ball at the Hyatt Regency Perth, it was their exemplary behaviour that made a lasting impression on Christ Church and Hyatt staff.
The annual Christ Church-St Hilda’s Combined Concert was held in St Hilda’s new performing arts centre last Friday evening. More than 600 people attended the concert with about 360 boys and girls performing.
Students and staff from Christ Church and St Hilda’s spent seven days at St Christopher’s orphanage in Suva during the Term 1 school holidays. Service in Action (SIA) follows on from the successful Pilgrimage of Hope (POH) service learning programme at Christ Church – based on the Christian call to serve others, especially those less fortunate than ourselves.
Storms could not dampen the spirits of the Preparatory Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) boys on their annual camp at Kooringal last week. The Years 4, 5 and 6 boys and staff managed to dodge the bad weather and share a wonderful camp experience.
The captains for the 2013 PSA Winter Season were appointed last week and led from the front against Hale School in Round 1 last Saturday.
Christ Church once again claimed the annual Yachting Western Australia Schools Teams Racing Championship over crosstown rivals Scotch. The win, secured at South of Perth Yacht Club last week, means Christ Church will again compete at the national titles in Tasmania in July.
Christ Church’s globetrotting sportsmen had the pre-seasons of a lifetime touring the United Kingdom (soccer), South Africa (rugby) and Melbourne (football) during the Term 1 holidays. Tour staff organised amazing itineraries including brushes with some legends of games.
A modernised Julius Caesar set in a skate park was the Midnite Youth Theatre Company’s latest offering. The Year 9 play was staged in the Drama Centre from 10 to 13 April.
Two groups of Christ Church students on two very different tours visited China in the Term 2 holidays. While 13 drama students took part in an international schools’ theatre festival in Hong Kong, nine Chinese language students toured the country.
Senior School boys pulled on their house colours in Week 10 to compete in the House Winter Sports Carnival at McGillivray Oval. A new round robin format saw Moyes House jump from last place in 2012 to first place in 2013.
Two old boys, one who graduated 10 years ago and the other 20, were the guest speakers at the annual Year 12 Headmaster’s Dinner this week. David Adam (2003) and Tim Stevenson (1993) talked about making the most of opportunities, looking after mates and the uncertainties in life.
Pre-Primary boys today hosted a special afternoon tea event in their classrooms in honour of their mothers, ahead of this year’s Mother’s Day.
Christ Church boys made headlines on the annual Year 6 Canberra Tour last week when they took part in an unofficial launch of the new Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. The boys were asked to form a guard of honour and lay a wreath, alongside the memorial’s new director Dr Brendan Nelson, and were featured on The Canberra Times’ website.
A re-enactment of the Batavia story was part of a two-week humanities programme designed to prepare Year 8 boys for the School’s Leeuwin Sailing Experience. In two weeks, boys will drive north along the Batavia Coast as they head towards Shark Bay to join the Leeuwin II for their ocean adventure.
The first of the Year 7 camps got underway at the end of March with the last camp held in the final week of Term 1. For boys new to Christ Church in 2013, it was their first taste of the School’s comprehensive outdoor education programme at its home base, Kooringal.
A group of young boarders gained a greater appreciation for life on the farm as they took part in the inaugural Years 7 and 8 Boarders’ Farm Stay late last term. The weekend activity followed on from last year’s Years 9 and 10 Weekend in the Wheatbelt.