CCGS World Edition

From the Principal

  • Senior School Grandparents/Grandfriends Day
  • End of year Assemblies
  • Return from Venture
  • Christmas events

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • Senior School Grandparents/Grandfriends Day
  • End of year Assemblies
  • Return from Venture
  • Christmas events

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming more than 350 grandparents on campus to enjoy the Senior School Years 7 to 9 Grandparents/Grandfriends Day. Our guests enjoyed an assembly which included a musical number, a wonderful video made by the boys affirming the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and a delicious morning tea. Grandparents Day is when we recognise the significant contribution grandparents make to families and communities and today could not have been more memorable.

With the end of the School year now upon us, we commence the first of our end of year assemblies for the boys, excluding our Year 12 students who enjoyed Valedictory and associated events in October. Tomorrow we have the Preparatory School Speech morning for Years 3 to 6. This is an important step for the boys as they conclude the year, reflect on their achievements and dream about next year. This year has been a memorable one, when I think back to March when we were planning the induction for all boys for opening of the nature playground and next year we have some very exciting news to share about the Innovation Lab and how this will feature in our boys learning going forward.

Lunch time tomorrow will see boys begin to return from Year 10 Venture, the signature component of our Outdoor Education Program and the event that we see very much as a ‘rite of passage’ through to the Senior School. My chats with the boys when they return always assures me that the experience of the past eleven days will evolve into legendary stories by the time of their Valedictory Dinner. It’s all part of Building Good Men.

With just one week before we enjoy the Carol Service and Nativity Play there is an infectious buzz of excitement in the Preparatory School. The Nativity Play Assembly by our youngest boys from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 is a beautiful occasion where the boys sing and dance and are remarkably ‘cute’.  This event reminds me of what we really should value when we consider the quality of a school experience – children fulfilled, happy and confident, singing and smiling with their friends on the stage in front of their teachers, parents and grandparents. I look forward to sharing photos with you on social media.

A reminder that the Christmas Carol Service will take place in the School Chapel at 6.00pm on Wednesday 1 December. The event will feature carols and performances by students in various ensembles across the school, as well as the Christ Church Community Choir contributing to a Christmas themed service of worship.

I will be in touch next week with a final email for the year which will contain useful information for families as they prepare to conclude this year and consider things that will need actioning for 2022.

Alan Jones
Principal

Head of Senior School

  • Returning devices and books
  • Venture returns
  • Final PSA fixture for 2021
  • Years 7 to 11 Final Assembly and Prize Giving

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • Returning devices and books
  • Venture returns
  • Final PSA fixture for 2021
  • Years 7 to 11 Final Assembly and Prize Giving

As we move into the last week of the school year staff have been reminding boys about their responsibilities in relation to books, devices, belongings, and lockers. All boys have been emailed regarding the day and time for the return of their school equipment, which is variable for each Year group (details are also on the school calendar). Something we have also been emphasising is that textbooks need to be returned on time and in good order to avoid any fees to you, the parents. I’d like to ask you to please remind the boys of their obligations in this regard.

Tomorrow we will welcome home our Year 10 ‘Venturers’. It was very pleasing to see many of the groups in such high spirits last weekend. Venture is a very important ‘rite of passage’ for Christ Church boys. The boys will return with a sense of great achievement from their adventuring and experience in living with others. These experiences will provide stories for a lifetime! I hope you will notice a difference in the boys on their return. The estimated return times for Year 10 Venture groups have been emailed to Year 10 parents along with other details about the boys pick up on Friday.

Next Wednesday afternoon the final fixture for Senior teams will take place against Wesley. All Year 10 and 11 boys will be release from classes at 12.45pm to participate in this fixture. There are a few nominated boys in Years 7, 8 and 9 who, as members of first teams, will be released from classes to travel with senior boys.

On Thursday 2 December from 11.00am to 12.15pm we will have the Years 7 to 11 Final Assembly and Prize Giving. This assembly celebrates the achievements of the boys over the past year. The event is held in the Chapel where space is at a premium. Regretfully, we are unable to accommodate all our Senior School parent group and therefore only parents of prize-winners will receive invitations to attend. Please remind your son that it is important to wear his formal uniform for this occasion.

Mark Morrissy
Deputy Principal
Head of Senior School

Head of Prep School

  • Preparatory Orientation Day
  • End of PSA Sport season
  • Preparatory Final Prize Giving Assembly

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • Preparatory Orientation Day
  • End of PSA Sport season
  • Preparatory Final Prize Giving Assembly

Last Friday, all Preparatory School classes took part in our annual Orientation Day in preparation for the 2022 school year. It was terrific to see so many enthusiastic boys meeting and greeting new classmates and familiarising themselves with their 2022 classes.

As you read this CCGS World article our Years 5 and 6 teams are engaged in their final fixture for the year against Wesley College. It has been great to see all the boys participate as a team each week against other PSA schools. Well done to all the boys for their efforts throughout the Winter and Summer seasons.

Friday is our Preparatory School Final Prize Giving assembly where we recognise boys from Years 3 to 6 for academic excellence, citizenship and general merits. This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the academic program and the values personified across the Preparatory School. Our Final Prize Giving Assembly commences at 8.35am in the Chapel.

The week ahead: Week 8 (Final week of Term 4)

Wednesday 1 December: Year 6 Farewell Assembly (Chapel) 8.35am

Thursday 2 December: Whole School Activity Day

Friday 3 December: Christmas Chapel and ELC Nativity 9.00am

Finish Times Friday 3 December

Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Pre-Primary: 12.00pm
Year 1: 12.10pm
Years 2 and 3: 12.20pm
Years 4, 5 and 6: 12.30pm

Enjoy the week!

Dr Steven Males
Head of Preparatory School