We have arrived at the end of another fantastic and busy term, and as I move around the School I can see it is perfect timing for the break and some down time.
This week the Preparatory School has been celebrating its Week of the Arts, part of the annual Springtime Celebration. With a variety of exciting music activities scheduled throughout this week, we began with the Year 6 boys’ musical production of Splash!on Monday night. This sold out play, running until Wednesday night, provides our Year 6 boys with an opportunity to express themselves on stage with a version of Noah’s Ark expressed by the animals. Additionally this week our Preparatory School musicians have been performing class concerts for their year groups each day. The Week of the Arts will culminate on Friday with the very popular House Shout, and this year’s theme is One Hit Wonders, which promises to deliver some very entertaining moments.
We are now well into the planning for Term 4 and we have a great regional event being finalised, plus our Art exhibitions, Awards nights and Assemblies to look forward to. I know the Parents’ Association are excited to be hosting the Sequins and Suits parent event on Friday 21 October. If you haven’t already bought tickets please go here. This will be an outstanding night when the Christ Church Community can come together for the first time, in a long time!
During the September holidays I will be hosting reunions overseas and I am really looking forward to seeing the alumni after a three year hiatus due to COVID-19. If you are in Singapore on Saturday 24 September, please go here to join us. If you are in London on Thursday 29 September please go here to register your attendance. I look forward to sharing details of the reunions when I return.
A reminder that tomorrow, Thursday 22 September, is a National Day of Mourning and as such the School will be closed. Friday 23 September is a regular school day.
Wishing everyone a safe and restorative break, and quality time with family and friends.
As we prepare to head into the holidays, I am reminded of the simple significance of the message displayed in all our classrooms – Ready to learn. It is a primary responsibility for all boys as they plan for the new term to recharge and reflect in the holidays to enable them to return with renewed energy and focus to ensure that they strive to achieve goals set earlier in the year. Many boys will be engaged in school activities during the holidays, some around preparations for Term 4 sporting competitions, some in Cadet activities and others in fine tuning their academic understanding through targeted revision programs. I commend all boys for their commitment to these varied activities and encourage them to find the balance and have some ‘down time’ with family and friends.
Leading into next term I urge parents to carefully scrutinise their son’s appearance and presentation of school uniform before the mad rush takes place as the new term begins. Term 1 summer uniforms may be a bit small, and we want all uniforms to be well fitted, respectful of the standards of the School. Similarly, the school day begins at 8.25am and lateness simply starts the day off on the back foot, thus I seek parents’ co-operation to ensure boys arrive on time and be in tutorial by 8.30am.
In conclusion, can I thank the Christ Church community for all they have done this term to support and facilitate a huge range of exciting and diverse school activities. I would also like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday in the weeks ahead.
National Day of Mourning (Public Holiday) – Thursday 22 September
Term 3 concludes – Friday 23 September, 12.45pm
Start of Term 4 – Tuesday 11 October, 8.25am
Year 12 Celebration Day – Tuesday 18 October, 8.30am to 12.00pm
Year 12 Study Day – Wednesday 19 October
Year 12 Prize-giving and Award Assembly – Thursday 20 October, 8.30am to 9.30am
Year 12 Valedictory Service and Dinner – 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Mark Morrissy Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School
Over the last two weeks it has been wonderful to see the Preparatory School showcase all facets of the Arts’ that the boys engage with regularity. We have the Preparatory School House Shout taking place Friday in the Chapel commencing at 11.00am; all families are invited to see the four Houses sing their hearts out in what is one of the highlights of the year.
Additionally, I would like to congratulate all the boys who performed in the Preparatory School production of Splash! this week. It was a magnificent performance, full of song, dance and humour. I would like to acknowledge all the cast, Mr Ryan Dawson and Mrs Eboney Yapp for all their hard work and dedication in putting on such an amazing show.
A reminder Term 3 concludes at the following times for the Preparatory School:
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten – 12.00pm
Year 1 and Pre-Primary – 12.10pm
Years 2 and 3 – 12.20pm
Years 4, 5 and 6 – 12.30pm
As this is the final CCSG World newsletter for Term 3, I would like to thank you again for all your support and continued interest in your son’s education throughout the term. I look forward to seeing you in Term 4. A reminder that Term 4 commences Tuesday 11 October 2022.