A week of celebrating artistic talent The Week of the Arts is an annual spectacle for all to enjoy, featuring an exciting program of events and a celebration of the artistic talent and diversity of boys in our Prep School. read more Languages Week 2017 The School recently celebrated Languages Week, offering boys at Christ Church an opportunity to discover and immerse into foreign cultures. read more The hunt for the paper plane champ Making paper planes in class normally results in being told off by the teacher. That wasn’t the case however for our boys from Years 5 to 6 last week, as they battled it out to become the 2017 Preparatory School Paper Plane champion. read more Welcome to the world of Brownes Dairy Boys in Pre-Primary made a special visit to the Brownes Dairy Factory this week, exploring the ins and outs of one of Western Australia’s most iconic and well established dairy companies. read more Soloists unleash musical talent at Hadley Hall Ten of our elite soloists took to the Hadley Hall stage last Saturday as part of Soli ’17, impressing over 200 guests with an outstanding afternoon of music ranging from classical through to jazz and Contemporary genres. read more Working together to deliver a positive change Boys from our Prep School were busy running laps last week as part of fundraising efforts for the Cambodian Children’s Fund, helping improve the lives of families in Cambodia. read more Prep boys claim third place in chess tournament Eight of our boys from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the recent IPSHA Chess Tournament hosted by St Mark’s Anglican School, taking out third place after a competitive battle. The boys were made up of past and present members of the Prep Chess Club. read more AFL stars visit Christ Church Junior and Senior boys from the Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) were flying high last week following a visitation by star West Coast Eagle players Josh Kennedy, Luke Shuey, Fraser McInness and Mark Hutchings. read more Prep boys celebrate Book Week Boys in our Preparatory School have been celebrating Book Week with a variety of events and activities dedicated to fostering and encouraging a love for good quality Australian children’s literature. 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 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 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 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 Problem-solving skills shine at ICAS There has certainly been a buzz in the air with boys from Years 2 to 6 participating in ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) over past weeks. read more Stirling claim first cross country win Boys from Years 3 to 6 took part in the House Cross Country Carnival last week, earning points for their respective House with top runners earning bonus points for finishing within the top 10. read more Ngalak Warangka – We sing Our Year 3 and 4 boys got to a hopping start this week, participating in traditional and modern Noongar songs in the Chapel. The workshop, hosted by the Madjitil Moorna Choir, forms an introduction to Aboriginal culture as part of their Humanities and Music in Society classes. read more 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 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 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 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 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 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 Celebrating the Year of the Rooster This week as part of the Preparatory School Mandarin classes, boys embraced Chinese New Year by creating Chinese lanterns and enjoying a live cooking demonstration (fried rice). They were also treated to a variety of culturally rich and fun activities related to the Chinese celebration. read more Christ Church welcomes new families The campus was abuzz on Friday as boys and parents arrived for the Preparatory and Year 7 (2016) Orientation Day. read more Preparatory boys inspired by former Australian cricketer   Director of Cricket and First XI Coach, Graeme Wood, recently joined the Preparatory School cricket team, inspiring the boys for a fun and energetic season ahead. read more Years 3 to 6 House Sports Carnival The Years 3 to 6 boys had a fun afternoon at the Mount Claremont playing fields and Bendat Basketball Stadium last week, as they competed in their House Sports Carnival. read more