ENCOMM boys plant for the future Eighteen of our ENCOMM (Environment and Community) students from Year 10 took part in planting trees at Lake Claremont last Sunday morning, planting over 600 native plants as part of the wet lands regeneration activity. read more National Science Week 2017 It is National Science Week (12 to 20 August) and this year’s theme is Future Earth, focussed around Australia’s sustainability science. Held during mid-August each year, National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology where thousands of individuals from students to scientists get involved. read more Senior boys rock it out in the Chapel The School Chapel was the scene of the House Shout this morning, with an amazing array of vocals on display as each House took to the stage. read more The impact of the digital age on children Over 550 school community members filled the Chapel on Monday evening for the award-winning documentary Screenagers, a documentary that successfully explores the impact of the digital age on children and how families can help minimise harmful effects as they strive for that important balance. read more Top performers receive wisdom from old boy Four of our top performing students recently attended the Year 12 Student Economics Forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI). read more The benefits of a positive mindset Research has shown that our emotional responses are biased towards correcting our mistakes, rather than recognising what went well. read more Incredible talent showcased at the State Theatre Centre Over 2000 attendees were drawn to the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia between 3 to 5 August to witness the impressively colourful production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, retelling the Biblical story of ‘Joseph’, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours in a magical musical full of unforgettable songs. read more Ray House Run 2017 Boys from each Senior School year level took part in the annual Ray House Run earlier this week, sprinting 600m to the finish line to earn points for their respective House. read more Book launch for Ochre – I want to paint by Ross Ashton The Centre for Ethics is pleased to present the book launch for Ochre – I want to paint by Ross Ashton. The book is an imaginative construction of a mysterious past and an exploration of ways to reconcile a fractured and troubled present, giving rise to new hope. read more Random acts of kindness that go a long way How many acts of kindness did you do yesterday? How many acts of kindness did you receive yesterday? And what could you do for others? These were just a few of the questions asked of our Prep boys during the ‘Random acts of kindness’ Daily Bulletin challenge held recently. read more AMC Mathematics Competition 2017 Prep School boys from Years 3 to 6 recently took part in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), taking on a series problem solving challenges designed to put their mathematical thinking to the test. read more Year 6 boys get a taste for what’s coming up On Wednesday morning Year 6 boys and parents attended a special tour of the Senior School as part of their transition activities. The tour offered the boys and their parents an opportunity to experience the Senior School campus together and familiarise with its facilities and layout. read more NAIDOC Week 2017 The School has embraced NAIDOC Week celebrations this week with a range of activities for all to participate. Led by our Indigenous students and Indigenous Program Co-ordinator, Michael Ralph, NAIDOC presents a special opportunity each year for us to highlight and reflect our commitment to the part we must play towards reconciliation. read more Christ Church Army Cadets claim top ranks During the first week of the holidays, 10 Christ Church Army Cadets and three cadet instructors participated in the Western Australian Army Cadet Brigade Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Course. The march-out parade took place with 75 cadets completing the course. read more The ones that didn’t get away It was tight lines these school holidays with boys from Years 10 and 11 fishing the remote coastlines of the Lacepede Islands as part of our 2017 Fishing Tour. read more Space Techsploration Prior to the end of last term our Year 5s took part in a surreal world event titled ‘Space Techsploration.’ Combining engaging science with immersive technology, the students got to expand their understanding of our modern-day solar system. read more Informatics teams STEAM ahead Two teams of Christ Church coders are celebrating unprecedented success following two similar yet different Australian team competitions. read more Boys educated to know, to do, to live with others and to be A group of eight boys and two staff members from St. Paul’s College in Hong Kong have been with us for the past week as part of a strong exchange program which Christ Church has shared with the school for the past six years. read more The wonderful relationship between a father and son The Year 12 Father/Friend and Son Breakfast took place at Frasers Restaurant prior to the end of Term 2, drawing together over 300 fathers and sons for a very special occasion. read more World Scholar’s Cup 2017 Five of our Christ Church boys have made it through to the next global round of the World Scholar’s Cup, having competed in this year’s event. read more Luke brings love to the dogs of North Sumatra Year 6 Christ Church student Luke Arnason is a passionate dog lover, and when he learned about the Sumatran Dog Health Program, he decided he wanted to help out. read more A night 100 years in the making Over 480 old boys gathered in the school gym on 1 July to join celebrations in the Old Boys’ Association’s centenary year. The celebrations opened with a special chapel service led by Father Frank Sheehan incorporating an interview with Duncan MacLaurin, a legendary teacher of English Literature during his tenure at Christ Church from 1988 until 2006. read more Annual Giving Christ Church parents, friends and old boys have come together for decades to make a powerful difference in the lives of our boys. We invite you to consider a gift to one of our priority initiatives for Annual Giving, including scholarships and building programs, in 2017. read more The road to Mathematics Olympiad As a child, William Hu (Year 11) enjoyed music and puzzle books. In between composing his own pieces and playing on the piano, he was engrossed with solving puzzles, where the patterns in numbers and shapes never failed to fascinate him. read more Music Scholars’ Recital 2017 Our music scholars presented their annual Music Scholars’ Recital last Tuesday 13 June with all performers showcasing phenomenal talent throughout the evening. read more Language skills assist in navigating Chinatown Our Year 10 Chinese class, accompanied by teachers and an assistant, ventured into Perth’s Chinatown last Thursday to test out their language skills in various authentic situations. read more IPSHA Performing Arts Festival 2017 Our Year 5 boys were shining stars at the recent Independent Primary Schools Heads Association (IPSHA) Performing Arts Festival, performing in front of a number of independent schools at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Riverside Theatre. read more Supporting our mates through Men’s Health Week In Australia, almost one young male is lost to suicide every day. That male could be someone’s son, brother and mate. read more Environmentally minded boys make a positive impact Our Pre-Primary boys have been doing their part for the environment by leading weekly clean ups by the river. This also includes collecting food waste for their worm farms and compost bins. read more House Cross Country 2017 Six-hundred and fifty boys across Years 7 to 12 took part in the annual House Cross Country last Friday afternoon, tackling a near 4km course around Kings Park under what was pleasant running conditions. read more