It all starts here

13 Feb 2017

30 January, 2017

The newly-minted Year 9 students started their Christ’s College learning journey in Chapel on Monday morning, 30 January.

In his welcome, Chaplain Bosco Peters described Chapel as the heart of College. He outlined the school’s strong Anglican foundation and values-based education, but emphasised its inclusive nature and how College aims to prepare its students to live meaningful lives.

Executive Principal Garth Wynne likened starting a new school to wearing in a new pair of shoes … not quite right at first, but soon reassuringly comfortable. He expressed the hope that the boys would embrace all the opportunities College provides and always aspire to aim high and work at their best.

Mr Wynne, assisted by Head Prefect Ben Marshall-Lee, then gave each new student a toy carabiner, as a metaphor for their College experience. In mountaineering, the carabiner symbolises strength, connection and safety, but also gives freedom and control to the climber. Mr Wynne told the boys College will be their support, the base from which they can go out and explore, but they have to learn to take responsibility for their actions, be active participants in their education, face the future with faith and passion, rise to the challenge of the next few years, decide when to pull back and discover when to fly.