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 Term 1 Captains of Sport announced This week our Term 1 Captains of Sport were announced ahead of the 2018 PSA summer season. read more Visual Arts boys attend ‘Art Camp’ at Curtin Boys from our Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts course were privileged this week to receive guidance from some of Western Australia’s leading artists and educators at the School’s annual Art Camp held at Curtin University’s School of Design and Art (SODA). read more Year 11s inspired to strive for excellence Our annual Ad Astra Day took place at St George’s College this week, offering all Year 11 boys a special opportunity to gain inspiration and guidance from a line-up of speakers including old boy and keynote speaker, The Hon. Chief Justice Wayne Stewart Martin AC. read more PMC boys set to make a big splash Boys from our Junior and Senior Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) are currently underway with artistic works as part of The Big Splash WA, a vibrant art initiative that will see a huge pod of wildly colourful dolphin sculptures take to the streets, parks, and public spaces of Perth and surrounds over coming months to raise mental health awareness and valuable funds for Perth Children’s Hospital. read more Boarding community welcomes new members to Christ Church Our newest boys to boarding were given a warm welcome at the recent Boarders’ Orientation weekend held on campus. Joined by over 55 members from new and existing boarding families, the occasion allowed new boarders and their families an opportunity to familiarise with the residential community and its surrounds. read more A scorching start to the cricket season Perth Scorchers Vice-Captain and 2010 old boy Ashton Turner made a special appearance at Round 1 of the 2018 Darlot cricket season against Trinity, presenting caps to each of the debutants in our First XI Cricket team. read more Christ Church musicians continue on a high note Our Year 12 music cohort of 2017 demonstrated true excellence in achieving amazing examination results and tertiary placements for continuing studies in music, at both WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) and the University of Western Australia (UWA). read more Christ Church and MLC join forces to deliver life-changing experience for kids Graduates from both Christ Church Grammar School and Methodist Ladies’ College teamed up in December for the 2017 Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp held on campus. read more Past Drama student to appear in local play Following his performance in Garrick Theatre’s production of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie in 2017, Christ Church old boy Kael McGrechan (‘16) received various nominations for ‘best performance by a youth.’ This included nominations in each Breakthrough Award category and the Brian Maddox Adjudicator’s Youth Award, the latter of which he received. read more Cadets complete promotion courses for senior leadership positions Between 6 to 14 January, Christ Church Grammar School Army Cadets attended the Cadet Under Officer and Warrant Officer courses held at Leeuwin Barracks and Bindoon Training Area, where Cadet Sergeants (CDTSGT) Zhou, Rocchi, McQuillan and Maloney qualified as platoon commanders by completing the CUO course, and CDTSGT Kay attended the WO course to fulfil the role of Company Sergeant Major. read more Senior School welcomes incoming students Our Year 7s for 2018 received a warm welcome from our Senior School at Orientation Day last week, joined by parents, staff, and boys new to the School as they prepare for the years that lay ahead. read more Students who read are more likely to succeed in life There’s nothing like a long summer break to get stuck into a good book. With Christmas holidays fast approaching, our Senior School Library discusses several benefits associated with reading and ideas on how parents can support their sons’ reading at home. read more Years 3 to 6 House Sports Day Over 350 boys from Years 3 to 6 enjoyed fun and friendly competition last week as they participated in the House Sports Day, earning points for their respective House in a selection of sports including soccer, basketball, cricket and football. read more Christ Church boys meet Mark McGowan Throughout this week, our Year 9 boys across different class groups have been participating in an excursion to the West Australian Parliament, Electoral Education Centre and the Constitutional Centre of WA as part of their Civics and Citizenship course. read more Christ Church boys place in top ten percent of nation This year Christ Church Grammar School had 17 students participate in Australian Science Olympiads which saw 10 of our boys achieve high distinctions, placing them in the top 10% of students in the nation. read more Mojos Bar welcomes our musicians Over 200 guests gathered at Mojos last Sunday to support our Rock Workshop students as they performed a compilation of their favourite songs and originals at this popular annual event. read more Senior School Remembrance Day commemoration Grandparents and grandfriends of boys from our Senior School gathered in great numbers last week join commemorations for Remembrance Day, honouring past servicemen and Christ Church old boys who have sacrificed their lives during war. read more The AdVenture of a lifetime begins Our Year 10 cohort set off on Tuesday morning for their highly anticipated Venture, comprising a 11-day journey in small groups with two staff, through the bushland, majestic forests and coastal settings of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. read more Year 6 boys Chinese culture immersion As part of the School’s Mandarin course, Year 6 boys have the special opportunity each year to participate in an end of year Chinese culture excursion, allowing them an authentic experience of Chinese culture and cross-cultural understanding. read more Legendary old boys receive honours Friends and family of three very special old boys joined students and staff in celebration last week as they were honoured as ‘Legends,’ many attending as a show of respect and to honour those who have achieved so much since leaving Christ Church. read more Christ Church boys perform incredibly well at Mathematics Olympiad Over 440 students across 117 teams competed in the 19th Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) held at the University of Western Australia and parallel session in Bunbury on 28 October. read more Harry Nye plays the ASX sharemarket game and wins Each year, Christ Church Grammar School enters a number of classes into the ASX’s Sharemarket Game as part of the Economics and Finance areas of Humanities, enabling boys to develop their knowledge of the sharemarket. read more Answering the Captain’s call Our School and House Prefects for 2018 were formally inducted at Senior School Assembly last week, revealing a line-up of boys with a determination to lead by example. read more Mothers and sons share magical moment There was a wonderful turn out to last weekend’s Mothers and Sons ‘Time and Space’ event as close to 200 attendees gathered to discuss times of transition in our boys’ lives. read more Over three tonnes of rescued food feeding Perth’s disadvantaged Our Year 10 ENCOMM (Environment and Community Service) boys and other student volunteers were recently presented with certificates of appreciation by Food Rescue UnitingCare West. read more Boarders reflect on Christ Church experience The Walters Residential Community recently bid farewell to its graduating Year 12 boarders with a special guard of honour and celebration held in Sandover Dining Hall. read more Year 12 cohort bid farewell this week Our graduating Year 12s were honoured with their final assembly and a Valedictory Dinner on Tuesday. read more Future problem solvers progress to Internationals Two representing teams from Christ Church Grammar School took part in the recent 28th National Future Problem Solving Nationals held at Knox Grammar School in New South Wales, placing third and fourth in the competition with one of our teams now progressing to the Internationals. read more