Old boy saved thanks to surf life saving cadets In 2002 Nick O’Halloran (’04) signed up to be a surf lifesaving cadet, joining the first ever group of students at Christ Church to enter the course under the direction of Teacher in Charge, Shane McGurk. Little did he know that 16 years later he would be applying those course skills to save the life of a fellow old boy. read more Year 4s forge new friendships at Kooringal Over 100 of our Year 4 boys enjoyed a day at Kooringal recently, taking the opportunity to familiarise with the School’s Outdoor Education center and build new friendships. read more Uniform Shop supports plastic bag ban As from 1 April, the Uniform Shop implemented a plastic bag ban for all customer purchases. read more Autism Awareness Week 2018 Embracing difference, raising awareness and acceptance of autism have been key themes this week as boys in our Preparatory School participate in Autism Awareness Week. read more Class of ‘58 celebrate major milestone Over thirty old boys from the Class of ’58 made an emotional return to Christ Church last week to join celebrations over a major milestone – their 60-year reunion which included the opportunity to perform the Linga, for old times’ sake. read more Year 12s receive theatrical insights Perth theatre director, actor and writer Stuart Halusz was at Christ Church recently as part of a talk to Year 12 ATAR students on representations of homosexuality and politics within the world of theatre. read more Rats of Tobruk honoured at King’s Park memorial service Great honour was paid to one of the nation’s most renowned World War II veteran associations at a recent memorial service held at King’s Park. read more Prep School boys meet the creator of Old Tom and Mr Chicken Last week our boys in Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a wonderful visit from award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Leigh Hobbs, creator of Old Tom, Mr Chicken, Mr Badger and Horrible Harriet. read more Gifted Awareness Week 2018 It’s been a week of celebrating acceptance, diversity and equality as boys in our Preparatory School embrace Gifted Awareness Week which takes place between 18 to 24 March. read more Celebrating a weekend of sporting success Christ Church Grammar School’s list of 2018 summer sport achievements grew last weekend, with impressive wins in Firsts Tennis, Firsts Water Polo, and the 2018 Head of the River. read more Learning the strokes of good fortune Year 7 students studying Mandarin recently visited the Confucius Institute at the University of Western Australia where they engaged in a number of Chinese cultural activities. read more Boys empowered to be young men with integrity Christ Church Grammar School welcomed author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls, Melinda Tankard Reist to campus this week to discuss ‘Respect and Responsibility.’ read more Year 6 boys get a real taste for politics Senator Dean Smith, Liberal Senator for Western Australia, visited Christ Church this week to speak with our Year 6 boys on all things politics. read more New leaders announced and inducted Thirteen new School and House Prefects were announced and inducted at our Senior School Assembly last week, joining our existing student leadership team. read more Christ Church wins the PSA Swimming Inters HBF Stadium was home to a packed crowd last Thursday as the schools went head-to-head in the PSA Swimming Inters, resulting in Christ Church retaining the Tregonning Cup. read more Dirt Away Car Wash an instant success Our Senior PMC boys launched their ‘Dirt Away Car Wash’ service this term as part of their enterprise project, proving to be an instant success. read more Year 5 boys discover the secrets to becoming Earth Keepers It was an adventurous and actioned-filled week for 25 of our boys from 5CT last week as they spent three days at Kooringal, the School’s outdoor education centre, for the very first time. read more Cadet units join forces at Northam Army Camp It was a wonderful joining of forces between Christ Church and Guildford Grammar at the recent recruit induction course weekend held at Northam Army Camp. read more Perth Zoo welcomes young explorers Boys from 4SO enjoyed an overnight experience at the Perth Zoo last week with an amazing night safari and a close encounter with a bearded lizard being labelled some of the key highlights. read more Prep School claims third spot at Inter-School Swimming Competition Our top Preparatory School swimmers took to the indoor swimming pool at HBF Stadium last Thursday, giving their mighty best to claim overall 3rd place for Christ Church in the JPSSA Inter-School Swimming Competition. read more Christ Church Grammar School commissions new School Chaplain Over 1600 boys and members of the Christ Church community gathered in the School’s blue gym this morning to celebrate the official commissioning of Nicholas Russell, Christ Church Grammar School’s new Chaplain. read more Prep boys join coding revolution While not every student is destined to become a programmer, boys in our Preparatory School have taken on a fun and engaging project involving robotics as part of the Australian Curriculum’s push for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in schools across the nation. read more Paul Dillon – Teenagers, alcohol and other drugs Renowned guest speaker Paul Dillon made a return to Christ Church this week, speaking to over 190 school community members on the topic of Teenagers, alcohol and other drugs. How much influence do parents really have? read more Supreme Court experience Our Year 8s visited Perth’s law courts this week as part of their study of Law in Humanities and The Francis Burt Law Education Program, entailing a full court hearing and participation in various legal education activities. read more SIDS and Kids Sunshine Beach Run Ninety members of the Christ Church community took part in the Sids and Kids Sunshine Beach Run last weekend, helping support families who have either lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). read more Forrest claims Spirit Shield at House Swimming Carnival Our Years 3 to 6 House Swimming Carnivals took place last week with Forrest House taking out this year’s Spirit Shield for sportsmanship and House camaraderie. read more Battlecode 2018 Over 1000 teams battled it out at this year’s Battlecode competition, MIT's premier programming event. Year 11 Christ Church student Marcus Handley and team entered the US based competition, taking out second place in the finals and winning a shared prize of $6174 USD. read more Christ Church old boy recognised for service to community The Father Frank Sheehan Award for Service to Community was launched in 2017 to recognise and celebrate outstanding service by a member of the Christ Church community. Last week, Christ Church old boy Dr Grant Fergusson Stewart (’56) was announced as the inaugural winner of this award for his ongoing volunteer work in the area of medical surgery. read more Preparatory School welcomes the Year of the Dog It has been an eventful week of celebrations with boys in our Preparatory School embracing a variety of culturally rich, fun and hands-on activities as part of Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival. read more Three years in a row for Romsey at House Swimming Carnival Romsey House claimed its third consecutive victory at the Senior School House Swimming Carnival on Tuesday evening. Year 9 student, Kai Wylie broke the School’s Under 15 50m Freestyle record, which has stood since 2008. Kai swam the distance in 25.69 seconds. read more