Starting at Christ Church
The Australian academic year, consisting of four terms (two semesters), commences in late January and concludes in early December. To view the 2017 term dates, click here. While most boys will commence at the beginning of the year, a few may join the School in Terms 2, 3 or 4.
Day 1, Term 1
Preparatory School: Boys should wear summer uniform; first bell at 8.25am with lessons starting at 8.30am. Books and resources will be given by the classroom teacher. Pre-Primary boys have staggered start dates and times.
Senior School: Boys should wear summer uniform; meet for first Assembly at 8.25am in the Chapel, followed by House meetings. Lessons start at 11.00am. Most text books are online, however, any physical textbooks and iPads should be collected before the start of term.
Senior School Curriculum Policy click here
Uniform: The Uniform Shop is located on our Claremont campus – go to Uniform Shop for specific information and opening times.
Please access the lists below. The School does not have a preferred supplier, however, if you leave your list at Officeworks, they will pack your order for you ready for collection. The only items that need to be purchased from the School are the calculator and the CCGS pencil case. The calculator can be purchased in January from the Book Shop and the pencil case can be bought from the Uniform Shop.
Transport: To avoid the heavy traffic in and around Claremont, avoid using your car to bring your son to school. If he is old enough (Year 4 upwards), encourage him to use public transport – click on travel smart to find information on the different options. Walking and biking is also strongly encouraged – for information on cycle paths go to cycle map Fremantle to Perth. Note: Parents are advised to check the commencement date of the CCGS/MLC southern suburbs bus service with Buswest on 9395 4444.
Drop-off and pick-up zone: As there is extremely limited campus parking, all parents and carers apart from those with Pre-Primary boys, must use the drop-off and pick-up zone – see Claremont Campus Map. For the first week only of Term 1, parking is available on the top oval for new Preparatory School boys, however, all cars must be removed before 8.30am.
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Orientation program for 2018 entry
Pre-Primary: Mini-Launchpad Monday 17 July 2017; mini-Orientation Morning: Saturday 27 January 2018, 10.00am to 11.00am – boys should wear their new school polo shirt, blue shorts and sandals or sports shoes.
Years 1 to 12: O-Day Friday 17 November 2017 and Year 7 Boarders’ Sleepover, Friday 17/18 November 2017
Years 7 to 12: Orientation Morning, Saturday 27 January 2018, 8.45am to 11.30am: all boys new to the Senior School in Years 7 to 12, together with their parents and/or guardians, are required to attend the compulsory orientation morning on the Saturday immediately prior to the commencement of Term 1. The morning commences in the School Chapel at 8.45am and concludes at 11.30am. Boys should wear their summer uniform.
Years 7 to 12 Boarders’ Orientation Weekend 26 to 27 January: new boarders and their families are invited to a special weekend orientation program that commences prior to the Senior School Orientation Morning. A detailed program is distributed to all new families in December each year.
Preparatory School: Please note, apart from Pre-Primary, there is no requirement for new Preparatory School boys to attend an orientation event in January.