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From the Principal

  • PSA Winter sport
  • Strategic Plan - Intent 2
  • Child Safety and Wellbeing
  • National Boarding Week

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • PSA Winter sport
  • Strategic Plan – Intent 2
  • Child Safety and Wellbeing
  • National Boarding Week

On the weekend our first round of PSA Winter sport commenced against Hale and it was great to see all of the boys competing. Physical activity is crucial in supporting the mental and physical health of our boys and it was a real positive that the boys had the opportunity to play despite the restrictions currently in place.

We are all acutely aware that things are constantly changing due to responses to the pandemic, and I commend and thank the community for continually reinforcing with the boys that we must adhere to the new rules and that they can really help themselves and the community by continuing to wash hands, cough into elbows and stay at home when feeling unwell.

It has been just over two weeks since our new Preparatory School nature playground was officially opened and it is proving to be a big hit with boys of all ages. It’s fantastic to see the boys rushing out every recess and lunchtime to play in the playground.

Last week the Senior School Prefects provided detail on strategic plan Intent 1 – Teaching and Learning Excellence, and this week our Wellbeing Prefect Parker Robinson will elaborate on Intent 2 – Student Life and Wellbeing.

The fundraising for our Student Scholarship is going well. This is a scholarship “by the boys, for a boy” to allow a student to join the School for their last three years of schooling. I must stress that money donated by students needs to come from them with the full understanding that they are making a positive difference and we are creating a philanthropic culture.

Diversity and student health and wellbeing are priorities for the School, and our Child Safety and Wellbeing policy outlines our goal to develop supportive and inclusive surroundings for the safety, health and wellbeing of all boys. Monday 17 May, the world celebrates the International Day against Homophobia. The School’s work to redefine masculinity for individuals, and at a societal level, shines a light on attributes that affirm rather than diminish a boy’s humanity, and instill the kind of confidence that will enable them to respect and care for themselves and others.

We are very lucky as a community to have boarders on campus, and soon we will be celebrating National Boarding Week, 16 to 22 May. Our boarding staff are committed to providing a home away from home for our rural and international students and we look forward to sharing some very special boarding community moments with the entire community.

Alan Jones
Principal

Head of Senior School

  • Hygiene
  • Health and Wellbeing Forum
  • Mother's Day

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • Hygiene
  • Health and Wellbeing Forum
  • Mother’s Day

I would like to commend our Senior School boys on their adherence to the state Covid-19 requirement to wear a mask. Running around on the oval at recess and lunch has become extremely popular. I would also like to express my appreciation to those parents who have kept their sons home when they are unwell or showing symptoms of a cold.

I wish to recognise the following boys, along with Liam Casson, who all played an integral role to ensure last Sunday’s Health and Wellbeing Forum was a success.

  • Parker (Romsey)
  • Callum (Wolsey)
  • Ben (Queenslea)
  • Sam (Queenslea)
  • Ripley (Moyes)
  • Harry (Noake)
  • Ben (Noake)
  • Bill (Noake)
  • Hugo (Moyes)
  • Tom  (Queenslea)
  • Sam (Jupp)
  • Krish  (Romsey)
  • Noah (Noake)
  • Dylan (Moyes)
  • Rhys (Noake)
  • Oliver (Craigie)
  • Matthew (Queenslea)
  • Lochie (Jupp)
  • Jack (Queenslea)
  • Aditya  (Wolsey)

Finally, I would like to wish all mothers, and significant females in our lives a very happy Mother’s Day and hope that the weather forecast for Sunday so far, a lovely 22 degrees with no rain, proves correct. Please see our special report and video on our SchoolTV website to celebrate this day.

Upcoming Senior School Events

  • Mother’s Day – Sunday 9 May
  • The Wind in the Willows Production 7.00pm, 12 to 15 May (Years 7 and 8 Performance) Bookings here
  • National Boarding Week – 16 to 22 May
  • Parent Forum – Child Safety in the Senior School, Tuesday 18 May – register here
  • Year 7 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews – 24 May
  • Year 6 Senior School Information Evening for Year 7 2022, Tuesday 25 May, 6.00pm (Chapel)
  • Paul Litherland on Cybersafety – Wednesday 26 May – register here

Simon Angus
Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School

Head of Prep School

  • Parent Forum
  • Year 6 Open Classrooms
  • JPSSA Sport

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • Parent Forum
  • Year 6 Open Classrooms
  • JPSSA Sport

Christ Church Preparatory School hosted the first panel event for 2021 on Wednesday evening with a focus on boys’ education in the Preparatory School. Topics included an in-depth look at the Phases of Learning, how the teaching and learning relates to each phase as well as the broader Preparatory School experience in relation to boys’ education.

This week saw the commencement of the Term 2 Open Classrooms with boys from Year 6 sharing their learning to date with their parents, as well as preparing morning tea for their mothers. A tour of the new playground followed, with all parents enjoying the experience. The Year 5 Open Classroom will be held on Friday afternoon, form 2.00pm with boys preparing to interview their mothers about their childhood memories, education and significant life experiences.

As part of the introduction to the broader JPSSA Sports program, boys in Year 4 will travel to Hale School to compete in their first away fixture against Hale and Scotch College in Hockey. We wish all boys the best of luck and to enjoy this opportunity.

Congratulations to the following Building Good Men recipients for this week.

Finally, this Sunday is an important day for all our Mother’s as we celebrate Mother’s Day. I would like to wish all our mums a happy Mother’s Day with your families.

Best wishes for the week ahead!

Dr. Steven Males
Head of Preparatory School