In May 1917 eleven Old Boys came together for a meeting at the Cathedral and resolved to form an Old Boys’ Association. Their objective ‘to offer support to the school and maintain fellowship amongst Old Boys’ was both simple and sincere.
That goal remains relevant more than a century later.
The Churchie Old Boys’ Association (OBA) is an association for all past students of Churchie. In essence, its committee facilitates the mission of the OBA in close liaison and co-operation with the School. This is achieved primarily through developing, building and maintaining positive and mutually beneficial links with various stakeholders within the Churchie community, both internally and externally.
Andrew was both a day boy (Kingsley) and boarder in grades 11 and 12 (Gerald). He represented the school in rugby and was also a member of the Naval Reserve Cadets. Since attending Churchie Andrew has been involved with a range of not for profit organisations and served for 25 years in the Army Reserve. Andrew has been a stockbroker for over 25 years and is currently a Director at Morgans Tynan Partners.
As a student, Andrew attended Churchie from 1973 to 1979.
Grant was a day boy in Halse and had interests in sailing and cadets whilst at school. He is currently General Manager at Adina Watches, a family business founded by his father and fellow Old Boy, Bob Menzies (1960). Grant is an experienced marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the luxury goods and jewelry industry.
As a student, Grant attended Churchie from 1983 to 1988.
Tim was a day boy in Kingsley. He competed in GPS Athletics, ran Cross Country, played Rugby, was an Army Cadet NCO and performed in school musicals. Tim retired after 45 years at Legal Aid Queensland. He spent up to 15 years in the Judiciary systems of the Australian Rugby Union, Surf Life Saving Australia and Tennis Queensland. Tim has had a long post school involvement with the School, spending 25 years as a Rugby Coach, Referee and Match Coordinator and is now in his 17th year as OBA Secretary.
As a student, Tim attended Churchie from 1960 to 1963.
Peter was a day boy in Casey. In 1997 held the position of Vice School Captain and House Captain. He represented the school in Swimming, Cricket, Athletics and was a member of the Churchie First XV. Peter was Vice Captain of Swimming and also Captain of Casey House. Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce with the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.
As a student, Peter attended Churchie from 1990 to 1997.
Jack was a day boy in Casey and was Prefect of the school in his senior year of 2012. Highlights of Jack's time in the blue and grey include involvement in the Sony Foundation Children's Camp as well as sporting representation in Churchie's Swimming and Water Polo programs. From 2013 to 2015, he was employed in the role as Database Administrator for the Churchie OBA, managing alumni contact information. Jack has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology.
As a student, Jack attended Churchie from 2007 to 2012.
Craig was a day boy in Nansen. He represented the school in rowing and was a member of the winning Open 1st VIII in 1998. He again rowed in the Open 1st VIII in 1999 was vice-Captain of Boats. He is currently the Operations Manager at Driveline Services Australia Pty Ltd.
As a student, Craig attended Churchie from 1992 to 1999.
Darren was a day boy in Halse. In his senior year of 1989, he was a Prefect of the school and Captain of Basketball. He played Basketball in the First V from 1986 to 1989, which included winning the GPS Premiership in 1988 and 1989. Darren has continued his involvement in Churchie Basketball as the coach of a premiership team in 1990. Since 2012, he has been a coach of the First V which has won four GPS Premierships. Darren is currently in private practice as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Brisbane. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
As a student, Darren attended Churchie from 1983 to 1989.
Michael was a day boy in Nansen. In 1974 he played in the First XV and was selected for the Queensland Schoolboys. He also had interests in sea cadets and boxing whilst at school. Michael is the self-proclaimed 'King of Reunions' for the 1973 and 1974 year groups. He was President of the OBA in 1998 and 1999. Michael works in customs broking and freight forwarding.
As a student, Michael attended Churchie from 1966 to 1974.
Rob was a day boy in Casey and represented the School in Cricket (1983-84), Rowing (1984-86) and Rugby (5th XV – 1988). He also attained the rank of Sergeant in the Army Cadets. With over 14 years in the Not for Profit sector which has included Major Gifts, Bequests, Community Fundraising and Sponsorships. Rob previously worked at Churchie as the Manager of Churchie Foundation from 2011 to 2016.
As a student, Rob attended Churchie from 1983 to 1988.
Tony was a day boy in Biggs and represented the School in GPS Debating and Rowing. He attained the rank of Cadet Under Officer in the Army Cadets and also performed in School plays. Having experience in State and co-educational Independent schools, in 1990 Tony returned to teach at Churchie in a range of subjects – Film and Television, English, History and Humanities. At Churchie, he has held Faculty leadership positions for 11 years and 9 years as a Boarding Master.
As a student, Tony attended Churchie from 1976 to 1981.
Con Castrisos OAM
School Council Representative
Con was a day boy in Casey and represented the school in football. In 1976 he played in the First XI and was recipient of the Football prize. Since attending Churchie, Con has has developed interests and owned businesses associated with the Restaurant and Catering industries at both state and national level. Con joined the OBA Committee in 2007 and served as the OBA President from 2011 to 2016. In late 2017, he was appointed to the School Council as the Old Boys Representative. Con has a degree in Law and is currently a practising solicitor.
As a student, Con attended Churchie from 1972 to 1977.