Christ Church Grammar School is an independent Anglican day and boarding school for boys from Pre-Primary to Year 12. Located in Perth, Western Australia. The school overlooks the Swan River at Freshwater Bay in Claremont.
The school is a member of the Public Schools’ Association (PSA), Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA), Association of Independent Schools in Western Australia (AISWA), Association of Headmasters of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA) and Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA).
Christ Church Grammar School was founded in 1910 by the Reverend W.J. McClemans. The school opened on 7 February 1910 as Christ Church Preparatory School with a single classroom and nine boys. In 1917, the school’s status was raised from a preparatory school to university junior examination level and renamed Christ Church School. In 1931, it became known as Christ Church Grammar School.
Over 1500 boys, 110 of whom are boarders, are enrolled at Christ Church. More than 1020 boys study in the Senior School (Years 7 to 12) and over 480 attend the Preparatory School (Pre-Primary to Year 6).
As a non-selective school, Christ Church caters for a wide range of boys from those who are academically gifted through to students with learning challenges. It also offers places to overseas students.
Famous quotes containing the words grammar school, christ, church, grammar and/or school:
“I went to a very militantly Republican grammar school and, under its influence, began to revolt against the Establishment, on the simple rule of thumb, highly satisfying to a ten-year-old, that Irish equals good, English equals bad.”
—Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947)
“I am so far from thinking the maxims of Confucius and Jesus Christ to differ, that I think the plain and simple maxims of the former, will help to illustrate the more obscure ones of the latter, accommodated to the then way of speaking.”
—Matthew Tindal (16531733)
“It is time that the Protestant Church, the Church of the Son, should be one again with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of the Father. It is time that man shall cease, first to live in the flesh, with joy, and then, unsatisfied, to renounce and to mortify the flesh.”
—D.H. (David Herbert)
“Grammar is a tricky, inconsistent thing. Being the backbone of speech and writing, it should, we think, be eminently logical, make perfect sense, like the human skeleton. But, of course, the skeleton is arbitrary, too. Why twelve pairs of ribs rather than eleven or thirteen? Why thirty-two teeth? It has something to do with evolution and functionalismbut only sometimes, not always. So there are aspects of grammar that make good, logical sense, and others that do not.”
—John Simon (b. 1925)
“A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)