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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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