Published on: 27 April 2017

I trust all families enjoyed their ANZAC Day break and are ready for Term 2 to commence.

This morning at our first assembly for the term, we welcomed to the School Lieutenant Colonel Ben Passmore of the Royal Australian Army, members of the Old Boys’ Association (OBA) and special guests. The whole of school event saw the unveiling of a bronze war memorial, and with special guest and old boy Colonel Passmore, sharing memories of his time at Christ Church and life in service. The sculpture, gifted during the OBA centenary year, depicts a mature man and a young boy with the base of the sculpture scattered with poppies, representing the number of Christ Church old boys who served their country and lost their lives doing so. Some photos from this morning can be viewed here.

Last night I had the pleasure of hosting the Principal’s Dinner with our Year 12 boys. A wonderful night when we celebrate the boys’ contributions to the School and wish them well for the final phase of their time at Christ Church. Every year we invite two old boys to come and speak, and this year Ben Purcer and Nic Brunsdon attended and shared stories with the boys about their time at the School and provided a fabulous insight into the journey ahead. Both old boys spoke particularly well and I am happy to share with you Nic’s notes for the night, which contain some fabulous points you may like to share with your son(s).

Alan Jones