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 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