Published on: 29 November 2013
The campus was abuzz on Friday as boys and parents arrived for the Preparatory and Year 7 (2014) Orientation Day. While the Prep boys joined their classes and future Year 7 boys met in Sandover Dining Hall, new parents gathered on Walters Lawn overlooking the Swan River.
More than 200 parents attended the New Parent Morning Tea, which was hosted by the Parents’ Auxiliary. There were lots of introductions and conversations as attendees made fitting appointments for the Uniform Shop and put their names down to become part of the Auxiliary team.
Parents then attended a briefing session in the Chapel where they were welcomed by Headmaster Garth Wynne and heard from School Chaplain Canon Frank Sheehan. President of the Parents’ Association Susan Montanari, President of the Parents’ Auxiliary Samantha Goebel and Uniform Shop Committee co-convenor Jane Eton also gave an insight into parent support and volunteering.
Meanwhile, about 150 boys were having their first taste of life as a Christ Church student. In the Preparatory School, 60 boys joining Years 1 to 6 had a chance to see the School in action as they joined their future classmates in a range of activities. The day included ‘getting to know you’ games, sports and arts activities, a library visit as well as some assessments in Mathematics and Reading.
In the Senior School, 90 new boys as well as 100 current Year 6 students got a glimpse of life as a Year 7. Head of the Senior School Roger Bayly introduced the boys to the School’s House system and their allocation for 2014, followed by a tour of the Senior School. The boys had a chance to befriend one another over lunch, games and in House groups.