Romsey claims win at 2017 House Swimming Carnival Romsey House claimed its second consecutive victory on Tuesday night at the Senior School House Swimming Carnival held at HBF Stadium. With 750 points, Romsey won the Lapinski-McCoubrie Cup ahead of Wolsey (705), followed by Moyes (659.5), Noake (649), Jupp (612.5), Craigie (595), Queenslea (591) and Hill (545). read more Captains of Sport – Summer 2017 The Captains of Sport for 2017 have been announced ahead of a competitive season of sport. read more Art Camp 2017 Students from our Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts course spent two stimulating days at Curtin University’s School of Art and Design last week for the annual Art Camp, participating in a series of practical workshops as well as an art history session and gallery visit to view the current Festival of Perth exhibitions. read more Running for SIDS 90 members of our boarding community recently took part in the 6th SIDS and Kids Sunshine Beach Run, an annual event aimed at raising much needed funds and awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). read more Green power Amy Warne from Earth Carers was a special guest at a recent Preparatory School Assembly, sharing awareness and education regarding battery recycling and sustainability. The boys from 4SS enjoyed performing a play based on reducing waste, reusing items and recycling rubbish before being joined on stage by a friendly mascot and playing a game focused on placing batteries into the correct bin. read more Dale House take out victory at 2017 House Swimming Carnival After two days of competition, Dale House are the 2017 Preparatory School House Swimming Champions. In one of the closest finishes, Dale finished on 1,236 points, followed by Stirling (1,232), Giles (1,175) and Forrest (1,162). Dale House was also awarded the Spirit Shield for demonstrating great sportsmanship and spirit at both carnivals. The presence of their Year 6 leaders at the Years 3 and 4 carnival was a wonderful new addition. read more Digital Learning Day 2017 To celebrate the wonderful learning and teaching technologies at Christ Church the School will be participating in Digital Learning Day on 23 February. Christ Church is officially the first Australian school to register and host a Digital Learning Day event. read more Exploring the world of biomes at Perth Zoo Year 9 boys visit Perth Zoo on Wednesday 15 February to explore the world of biomes. The boys spent time learning about and observing animals and vegetation across three different biomes which they recently have been studying; Australian hot desert, Asian rainforest and the African savannah. read more A showcase of the best at the Art Gallery of Western Australia Year 12 Perspectives showcases works by some of Western Australia’s brightest and most talented graduating high school artists. This year’s exhibition features the work of three 2016 graduates - George Gare, Christian Wong and Jack Retallack. read more Towards the stars and beyond Our Year 11 cohort visited St George’s College last week as part of Ad Astra Day, an annual event providing boys with an opportunity to gain inspiration and guidance from a line-up of speakers. This year’s keynote speaker was former Christ Church Captain of School, Yannick Spencer (2005) who spoke to the boys about keeping things in perspective, maintaining flexibility, looking out for your friends, and accepting support. read more Experience prevails on the court A few old boys may be pulling up sore this week after a tough basketball match against the CCGS team over the weekend. James Balfour (’02), Max Ward (’02), Paul Coni (’01), Rhy Pozzi (’03), Dan Dewberry (’13), Ben Purser (’07), Luca Agostinelli (’15), Sam Butler (’14) and Zac Gattorna Hargraves (’16) represented the old boys with pride, taking out a narrow win against our student players. read more Big Bash League stars are cricket’s odd couple Growing up in Bicton, Ashton Turner (2010) went to school at Christ Church. Under 10s was his first year of club cricket. “Growing up I was good but I wasn't really good. A lot of the guys on our team at the moment would have stood out a lot more than I did”, says Ashton. read more Bringing smiles and love to the kids of Laos Thanks to the generosity of parents at Christ Church and MLC, the Uniform Shop was recently able to pass on plenty of used uniforms to disadvantaged children in Laos. This was done through the aid of Global Hand, a WA-based charity which the School continues to proudly support. The kids' smiles said it all when they were gifted the uniforms. read more My island home It’s the first day of school, but 13-year old Will Wardle arrives barefoot. He awaits until the last minute, slowly slipping on his pristine white socks and black private school shoes. Finally, taking a deep breath, he ambles through the gates of Christ Church Grammar School. read more Latest members to join the ’99 Club’ The ’99 Club’ recognises and celebrates our leaving students who achieve outstanding academic results in their ATAR. This year, during the School’s first assembly for 2017, 22 boys from the 2016 cohort were formally recognised in front of the entire Senior School and presented with certificates by Principal, Alan Jones. read more Celebrating the Year of the Rooster This week as part of the Preparatory School Mandarin classes, boys embraced Chinese New Year by creating Chinese lanterns and enjoying a live cooking demonstration (fried rice). They were also treated to a variety of culturally rich and fun activities related to the Chinese celebration. read more Perth finally meets Matilda With Matilda The Musical opening in Perth in the coming months, Tim Minchin, Christ Church Grammar School old boy (1992), is now experiencing success that comes from hard work and perseverance. As the music composer for Matilda The Musical, Tim's talent has been recognised with the musical receiving more than 70 awards around the world. read more Pianist’s virtuosity casts astonishing Hu If you’ve not heard of William Hu, then make a note of the name. Because if ever a 15-year-old was on a fast track to musical fame, it’s this astonishingly gifted young student and pianist from Christ Church Grammar. read more Results – Class of 2016 read more Jake to the rescue of islanders Jake Ward’s Christmas Day may be lunch with a few people, a cruise around the island, and a surf. The Christ Church Grammar School Old Boy and former Claremont resident will be on Vanuatu, not Rottnest, and it will be his first Christmas in the Pacific country. read more Christ Church welcomes new families The campus was abuzz on Friday as boys and parents arrived for the Preparatory and Year 7 (2016) Orientation Day. read more Preparatory boys inspired by former Australian cricketer   Director of Cricket and First XI Coach, Graeme Wood, recently joined the Preparatory School cricket team, inspiring the boys for a fun and energetic season ahead. read more Year 12 work on show at the Art Gallery of WA Christ Church will have three works on show as part of the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. read more Years 3 to 6 House Sports Carnival The Years 3 to 6 boys had a fun afternoon at the Mount Claremont playing fields and Bendat Basketball Stadium last week, as they competed in their House Sports Carnival. read more Grow the game – The launch of St John’s Wood playing fields Our new playing fields will be ready for action in 2017 and we need your support for the construction of the new change room facilities through the Building Fund. read more Christ Church boys strike a chord at Carnegie Hall At the very young age of 9 and 11 respectively, Ethan and Jeremiah Wang know how to perform. read more Building strong scientists Geoff Sang, Tim Chapman, Keaton Wright and Alexander Shearer were recently recognised for their exceptional performances in the Australian Science Olympiad examinations. read more The Preparatory School joins the World’s Greatest Shave Boys from the Preparatory School raised a staggering $14 000 for the Leukaemia Foundation as part of the World’s Greatest Shave on Friday. read more Spelling champions in the Prep School Six Preparatory students recently represented the School in an Interschool Spelling Bee competition at Guildford Grammar School. read more A year of rocking out The Rock Workshop had their final concert at Mojos on Saturday, where the audience were treated to some extremely high quality performances. read more Year 6 boys inspired by family history Who were your family members who migrated to Australia and why did they come? read more A time capsule for 2045 The Year 6 boys have had a very special few weeks, preparing for and burying their time capsule for excavation in 2045, and reflecting on the meaning of time at the Old Boys’ Association Assembly. read more