Starting at Christ Church
The Australian academic year, consisting of four terms (two semesters), commences in early February and concludes in early December. While most boys will commence at the beginning of the year, a few may join the School in Terms 2, 3 or 4. To view our 2023 term dates, click here.
Day 1, Term 1
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.
Week 1: 8.25am to 12.30pm (transition period)
Week 2 onwards: 8.25am to 2.30pm
Kindergarten to Pre-Primary times
Week 1 onwards: 8.25am to 2.45pm
Years 1 to 6
Week 1 onwards: Year 1 classes finish at 2.50pm, Year 2 classes at 3.00pm and Years 3 to 6 classes at 3.10pm
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 tablet devices should be collected before the start of term.
Fittings for all new students need to be scheduled with the Uniform Shop.
The Uniform Shop is located on our Claremont campus – see Uniform Shop for specific information and opening times.
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 Christ Church pencil case. The calculator can be purchased in January from the Bookroom and the pencil case can be bought from the Uniform Shop.
My Student Account (MSA)
Parents of all new students will need to establish a cash free card account.
All students will receive their MSA card at the commencement of the school year after they have had their school photo taken. This photo is used in the creation of the card which is coordinated between the boys and their Head of House.
- In the Senior School this is necessary for purchases at the Canteen and Bookroom and is also integrated with the library and Transperth SmartRider cards
- For Preparatory School boys, parents will need to establish an MSA account if they wish to purchase lunch orders from the Canteen
- The information on how to do this can be found here.
Drop-off and pick-up zone
Please be aware that parking in and around the campus is restricted. In order to keep traffic flowing and boys safe, parents are requested to follow the School’s guidelines for allocated drop off and pick up points.
Designated parking bays exist for the families of our youngest boys. ‘Yellow Dot’ parking is located in the car park closest to the Preparatory School and is only for the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten parents (see map here).
A chain gate is utilised at the entrance to the Main Reception/Staff Car Park between 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Only Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten families will be able to pass through the chain gate during this time with the use of a swipe card. These cards will need to be signed for and collected from the Preparatory School Reception at the start of Term 1. For more information please see the ELC Handbook.
Parents of students in Years 1 to 12 must park off campus. We encourage boys to walk, ride or catch public transport to school. We have plenty of bike racks and Christ Church is only a five-minute walk from Claremont train station. If your son does walk or ride, he needs to be mindful that Queenslea Drive and Stirling Highway are very busy roads. Boys must cross at the traffic lights and use the designated crosswalk on Queenslea Drive. We also ask that the students refrain from using headphones if they walk or ride to ensure they are alert to their surroundings.
Christ Church Grammar School is well-serviced by buses and the nearby Claremont train station. To meet the needs of students not on these routes, the School provides bus services to and from certain areas. For bus service details, please visit our Travel page. Walking and biking is also strongly encouraged – for information on cycle paths go to cycle map Fremantle to Perth.