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Next Edition: 6 December

From the Principal

  • Nativity play and assembly
  • Acknowledgment of our wonderful teachers and staff
  • Latest Fees schedule and policy
  • Events in 2019

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • Nativity play and assembly
  • Acknowledgment of our wonderful teachers and staff
  • Latest Fees schedule and policy
  • Events in 2019

This morning I attended the Prep School’s nativity play and assembly, which each year seems to signal the beginning of the end of the school year. As always, it was beautiful and engaging with our youngest boys singing, dancing and really enjoying themselves. Congratulations to all the boys and thank you to the staff members who made today possible, your creative input and guidance always makes this a highlight of the year.

2018 has been another wonderfully successful year in the life of the School. We should be very proud of the boys for what they have achieved this year across all our years, from Pre-Primary to Year 12. It is this time of year when the teachers have an enormous amount to do – including marking exams, writing reports and keeping the class focused for the final few weeks of term. I would like to thank every one of our teachers for the outstanding job they do every day in motivating our boys to learn and encouraging them to be the best they can be. I would also like to thank our support staff who not only assist our teaching staff but also add to the all-round education of our students.

At each November meeting of the School Council, it considers the budget for the following year. These deliberations take into account three ongoing and consistent pressures that directly impact the setting of our comprehensive, all-inclusive fee for the following year and the medium to long-term planning of the School. These are the levels of funding, planned staffing levels and the costs associated with running the School. With the consideration of these factors, and our focus on delivering value, the School Council has determined that fees in 2019 will rise by 2.5 per cent. Our latest Fees schedule and policy can be found here. Should you have any issues associated with fees now or in the future, please do not hesitate to email the Finance Office ARFinance@ccgs.wa.edu.au.

We have a wonderful community and every year we hold a number of events for families. In 2019, we will have the official opening of the new Prep School which will be held on Wednesday 6 February in the early evening, Jazz on the Green a welcome picnic for all families on Sunday 17 February, and on Saturday 18 May together with St Hilda’s, we are holding a combined parent cocktail party at the Royal Fresh Water Bay Yacht Club. More details on all of the above will be communicated closer to the time.

Finally, let me finish this last newsletter for the year with a heartfelt thank you to the entire community regarding support this year as the School has been very busy. We have progressed the Prep School build, River Precinct development, implementation of the Year 9 Program and so much more. Next year will be a year of consolidation, when we will maintain our focus on excellence and embark on fewer major projects.

My warmest wishes for a wonderful, safe and refreshing holiday period for you and your family.

Alan Jones
Principal

Head of Senior School

  • Messages of thanks

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Christ Church Grammar School Perth, Western Australia
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  • Messages of thanks

As we move into the final days of the school year and for me, come to the realisation that this is my final communication to the Christ Church community, I must convey my thanks. I am very proud to have had the privilege to teach at Christ Church Grammar School for the past 31 years. It has also been my home for the past 16 years as Head of Senior School. Thus, I have come to know many families and young men on their educational journey and been fortunate to establish life-long friendships and associations with many of them along the way. There is no doubt that I will miss the hurly burly of school life and that only time will enable me to reflect on my time. Christ Church has many unique attributes, but the one that resonates with me is the incredible warmth and sense of community that permeates everything that it undertakes.

Thank you Christ Church, most sincerely, for all that you have given to me, and will no doubt, continue to do for many others in the years to come.

On behalf of all the Senior School staff, I would like to wish you all a very safe and enjoyable Christmas holiday.

Roger Bayly
Deputy Principal
Head of Senior School

Head of Prep School

  • Farewells

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  • Farewells

The end of year brings a number of farewells. This year we wish Mrs T’Ann Steel well as she leaves us after eight years in the School as a teacher and teaching and learning co-ordinator and will commence at Wesley College in the new year. Mrs Steel is known for her exceptional organisational and teaching skills. She has achieved a great deal in the classroom and as Years 3/4 and then 5/6 Co-ordinator.

Didi Caddy has decided to retire at year’s end. Mrs Caddy has taught at Christ Church since 2008, where she taught in Year 1 and then Pre-Primary. More recently, Mrs Caddy has taught in the Learning Development Centre. She is a highly talented educator and has made a difference in many children’s lives, at Christ Church and across her career. She will be missed by current staff and boys.

Elizabeth Barrett has been at Christ Church for two years. She is a consummate professional and very talented and knowledgeable teacher. Mrs Barrett is leaving to become a mother. We wish her and Roan all the best for the coming adventure.

Holly Miller leaves the School after joining in 2007 as a Year 1 teacher, with her very first class being this year’s Year 12s. Dr Miller is an extraordinarily talented, skilled and knowledgeable teacher and leader. She has taught in Pre-Primary, Year 1, Year 4 and has held leadership positions as Pre-Primary to Year 2 Co-ordinator, Director of Pastoral Care, Planning and Co-curricular and Director of Studies. She has truly done it all and led much of the significant change and direction of the Preparatory School. Dr Miller has been an invaluable deputy this year and I will be forever grateful for her support, knowledge, efficiency and effectiveness.

As this is my final CCGS World, I want to thank the Christ Church staff for their exceptional care and work with our sons. Thank you to the parents and community that have supported me and the Preparatory School team over the past 10 years. My final thanks are to the boys who make this place an energetic, joyful, agile and fun place to be. All will be missed.

Richard Wright
Head of the LW Parry Preparatory School