News from May 2010
A hands-on indigenous programme and the second visit of an Aboriginal male dance group to the Preparatory School will culminate in a memorable performance to mark the Christ Church Centenary.
The vuvuzela, an instrument that will become synonymous with the World Cup in Cape Town next month, was amongst music-making apparatus on show by visiting musicologist Pedro Espi-Sanchis.
Two past staff members were recognised for almost 40 years of combined contribution to Queenslea House at a house meeting recently. The house unveiled two new trophies in honour of Paul Draper, a former Head of Queenslea House from 1984 to 2003, and Lorna Matthews, a former house tutor from 1984 to 2004.
A forward thinking, former head of department and a new head from Australia’s ‘mathematics capital’ have Christ Church students well on track for the national curriculum.
A Year 3 class has been engaged in a special creative activity in preparation for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week.
A number of students were thrilled to find out that their music teachers had fared well at the West Australian Music Industry Awards (WAMi) recently.
An exciting ceramics project has given Prep School students a chance to offer their unique creative flair while exploring ideas of community.
When the thirsty Christ Church hoards descend on Boost Juice Claremont on Thursday mornings they are greeted by a familiar face.
A record number of Language students from across the state gathered at Christ Church for the annual “Why We Learn French Forum 2010” this week.
A successful 2010 Midnite Youth Theatre Company tour to the United Kingdom and growing relationship with Gresham’s School in Norfolk has provided an exciting opportunity for a past student to pursue his theatre ambitions.
An annual football match in the Prep School has united dads and their Year 5 and 6 sons in their love of the game.
A Year 4 Cultural Studies class had the opportunity to hear about an extraordinary woman’s experiences living in the North West teaching Aboriginal children this week.
Early Learning Centre students were introduced to The Other Bears this week – a beautifully illustrated book created by old boy Michael Thompson (1994).
Three new ‘boys’ began life at Christ Church last week although they represent students from the past 100 years. The figures, a permanent sculpture installation created by WA artist Tony Jones OAM, are a centenary gift to the School from the Old Boys’ Association.
Christ Church’s art adviser Michael Reid walked students through some of the School’s Foundation Collection pieces last week. His visit came at an exciting time as the School announced its latest acquisition and prepared to unveil another.
The energy and excitement at the inaugural Battle of the Bands kick started what will be a full weekend of events for the Old Boys’ Association to celebrate the School’s centenary year.
Year 11 student Curtis Spencer was rewarded for his service to North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club when he was named Junior Club Member of the Year last week.
Peter Moyes Centre students showed why they were all-round winners at a recent swimming carnival during a wonderful presentation at the Senior School assembly this week.
A balance of youth and experience in teaching staff, along with the right mix of contemporary and classic texts in the classroom, is keeping boys engaged and rewarded in English.