High achievers join forces for special cause A poolside chat between Bill Kirby and Karl Paganin saw these two high achievers join forces for a special cause. read more Proud to be Australian One hundred and two of our Year 6 boys returned back from our Canberra just before Term 1 break. The visit was part of a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. read more WA Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships 2017 Christ Church was very well represented at the recent 2017 Western Australian Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships hosted by Nedlands Yacht Club between 10 to 12 April. read more Bindaring Clothing Sale for the Australian Red Cross – 8 to 12 May Christ Church Grammar School is proud to once again support this year’s clothing sale by making available collection boxes on campus between 8 to 12 May. read more WA da Vinci Decathlon 2017 Eight students in each Years 7 to 10 competed in the WA da Vinci Decathlon at Wesley College in late March. The da Vinci decathlon is an academic competition in which boys work together to complete tasks across 10 different disciplines. These include Mathematics, Science, English, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry, Cartography, General Knowledge, Creative Producers, Ideation and Engineering. read more Christ Church families share traditions on Harmony Day Harmony Day falls on 21 March each year. It celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Christ Church boys come from a wonderful array of different backgrounds and cultures, and this year the Pre-Primary Harmony Day celebrations tapped into the great resource our families are. read more Year 4 boys encounter the great outdoors Our Year 4 boys had their very first experience of Kooringal at the end of March as part of the School’s comprehensive Outdoor Education program. This was a special opportunity for the boys to orientate themselves with the School’s Outdoor Education facilities that they will be accessing over the next five years of their schooling experience at Christ Church. read more Celebrating diversity Our Prep School boys will be taking part in the celebration of Access Asia Week next week, a whole week program dedicated to enabling boys and staff to develop Asian literacy and engage in the diversity of Asian cultures around the world and within the Christ Church community. read more New York, New York Twenty-one boys from Years 9 to 12 will be heading across to the Big Apple next week as part of our popular Art Tour. This 17-day tour will include New York City via Hong Kong where each student will get to experience the authentic, contemporary cultural vibe that each city has to offer. read more Year 3 boys make a smart start Last Friday our Year 3 boys took part in the Start Smart program delivered by staff of the Commonwealth Bank. This saw a special visit from ‘Coach Cash’, a personal money trainer who provided tips on how to be clever with coins. read more Earthkeepers go above and beyond Whilst the Year 5 Earthkeepers Outdoor Education program may be finished up at Kooringal, the boys will be working hard at home and in class to become ‘Level One Earthkeepers’. read more Students set the scene at Music to the Fore The CCGS Music Department proudly presented its inaugural community event last Friday evening, Music to the Fore. The outdoor concert showcased an impressive variety of talent from students and adults alike, with the Chapel as an impressive backdrop for the evening. read more The Mask You Live In Our Year 10 boys were recently invited to a screening of the U.S documentary The Mask You Live In which follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating society’s narrow definition of masculinity. read more Solving real-world problems using robots Each year, the School sends a team of students to compete in the Rescue division of the ‘RoboCup’. RoboCup is an annual and international robotics competition with teams ranging from high school to post-graduate university level competing from all over the world. read more What’s your favourite colour? Our Year 6 boys were involved in a special activity this week – a unique ‘get-to-know-you' on the school oval. read more Champions of 1958 return to Head of the River Last Saturday morning saw a fantastic community event down at Champion Lakes with the prestigious 2017 Head of the River Regatta. read more Unlocking your child’s genius The Centre for Ethics in collaboration with The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing are hosting an upcoming talk titled ‘Creating Resilient Families’ featuring guest speaker and renowned author, Andrew Fuller. read more Year 4 boys discover Perth Zoo at night Our very first Zoo Camp for the year took place last Thursday with boys from 4SS camping overnight at the Perth Zoo. read more Building our next generation of engineers Each Friday morning, our Mathematics Department run a specialist class for students from Years 10 to 12 who are on the Maths Methods or Maths Specialist pathway, and are interested in studying engineering (particularly mining engineering) at university. read more New prefects join student leadership team Fifteen new School and House Prefects were inducted at the Senior School Assembly last week to help lead the current student leadership team. read more Christ Church claims Tregonning Cup The School swim team proudly took out the Tregonning Cup at last Thursday’s PSA Inters swimming competition at HBF Stadium in front of a packed stadium. read more Music to the Fore The CCGS Music Department invites all parents, students and friends to Music to the Fore, a fantastic community event under the stars. Discover what music at Christ Church is all about over an evening of live performances including student ensembles and soloists, and a special appearance by the Christ Church Community Choir. read more A taste of the colonial court system Boys studying Humanities in Year 8 paid a special visit to Perth’s law courts last week to experience a full court hearing process and participate in legal education activities. read more Stanley is a life-saver thanks to CPR skills Year 11 student Stanley McFarlane has been hailed a hero after saving the life of an elderly lady on Queenslea Drive. read more The amazing life of butterflies Year 3 boys have been witnessing one of nature’s most amazing spectacles – the transformation of Monarch butterflies. read more Olympian motivates swimmers at pasta night Christ Church old boy and Olympian swimmer Tommaso D’Orsogna (2007) provided motivation to the PSA Inters swim team last night ahead of tonight’s competition at HBF Stadium. read more The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee The Midnite Youth Theatre Company proudly launches its 2017 season with a hilarious American musical for grown ups at the Subiaco Arts Centre, presented by the Midnite Ensemble. read more Christ Church celebrates 107 years Over 1600 boys and staff gathered last Thursday to commemorate the School’s foundation and 107th birthday. The special occasion included a ceremonial walk with the ‘Torch of Learning’ from Christ Church Claremont to the gym. read more Mental health strategies Founder and CEO of zero2hero, Ashlee Harrison, was at Christ Church recently speaking to our Year 11 boys on how to effectively deal with mental health issues. The visit complements our Personal and Spiritual Development (PSD) program delivered to all boys from Years 7 to 10. read more Sausage sizzle for Youth Focus In support of the Youth Focus charity, boys from the Preparatory School purchased a sausage and drink for lunch on Tuesday. To ensure the BBQs ran smoothly, Principal Alan Jones was in the kitchen taking charge of the sizzle as orders rolled in. read more Year 12 Psychology class gets a furry visitor Our Year 12 Psychology boys invited a friendly and furry visitor into class this week – Barnsey the guide dog. Barnsey came with trainer Phil Stanley from Guide Dogs WA and Phil shared insights with the class on how to best train animals and the psychological theory behind their training methods. read more 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