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Churchie Army Cadets Heritage March

On Thursday 10 October 2019, 102 years to the day after the laying of the Foundation Stone of School House, it was most fitting that, with School House as the setting, the 100th anniversary of the formation of Churchie’s Army Cadets was acknowledged with an inaugural heritage march down Oaklands Parade. The march was accompanied [...]

2019-10-11T13:34:43+10:00October 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Churchie Army Cadets Heritage March

Opportunities Abound

Old Boy John de Bhal (2012) is a current recipient of the Churchie Foundation ‘Overseas Study Scholarship for Old Boys’ and is currently studying at University of Oxford. John has penned the following recollections of his experience so far. Studying at Oxford has been everything I hoped it would be. I have met some of [...]

2019-10-04T09:08:50+10:00October 4th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Opportunities Abound

A Sportsman and a Scholar

In a recent The Churchie Weekly article, Mr John Frare, Deputy Headmaster Co-curricular and HR, wrote of his opportunity to attend many conferences on topics such as the role of sport in boys’ education or the value of sport in schools. Mr Frare stated that these conferences investigated the benefits and issues associated with sport [...]

2019-09-13T15:18:51+10:00September 13th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on A Sportsman and a Scholar

From Economics to Ergonomics

When a student at Churchie, Old Boy Jonathan Brunello (1989) was a Prefect and Grenfell House Captain. He went on to study a B.Business Banking and Finance at the University of Southern Queensland, before working for Grainco Toowoomba from 1994 to 1998. He then embarked on an 18 year career in Finance across London, New [...]

2019-09-06T08:13:13+10:00September 6th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on From Economics to Ergonomics

A Life Well Lived

Old Boy Don Stewart (1969) reflects on a life well lived. “After nine years at Churchie I took up a cadetship with Borthwicks Meatworks in Merinda near Bowen. I lasted five weeks as a slaughter floor sweeper before returning to Brisbane; it wasn’t for me. I re-entered the workforce as a Santa's Helper at Myer [...]

2019-08-30T15:44:51+10:00August 30th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on A Life Well Lived

Mustering with Mates

Old Boy Dr Bill Glasson (1969) recently had the pleasure of visiting Escott Station, which is situated in gulf country of North Queensland, approximately a two hour chopper flight north of Cloncurry. “We were guests of Ian and Gabe Kennedy (nee Daniels) who own and operate the property. The property is at large a cattle [...]

2019-08-16T12:05:01+10:00August 16th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Mustering with Mates

Free Wheeling Fishers Chase Churchie Connections

Endeavoring to traverse every desert between Brisbane and Geraldton, Old Boy and current Churchie teacher Charles Fisher (1977) and his wife Shona have embarked on a journey across Australia. Their first stop was Roma Saleyards (the largest in the Southern Hemisphere) where they observed 4,500 store cattle being auctioned before spending the next two nights [...]

2019-08-22T11:35:12+10:00August 9th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Free Wheeling Fishers Chase Churchie Connections

Return of Service

Inspired by his involvement with Churchie Service, Old Boy Jack Gadsby (2017) has recently returned from a trip to Vanuatu during which he visited St Patrick’s College, an Anglican secondary school in Ambae. This is the same school he visited as a Churchie student in 2017. For Jack, certainly one of the most gratifying parts of [...]

2019-08-02T16:58:30+10:00August 2nd, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Return of Service

An Affinity for Trinity

Opened in 1872, Trinity College was established as an affiliated residential college of the University of Melbourne, as well as a place to prepare theological candidates for ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia. The College has significantly expanded since then and today consists of three divisions: the Pathways School, the Residential College and [...]

2019-07-16T16:37:05+10:00July 16th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on An Affinity for Trinity

Sweet Sounds of San Tropez Bay

Moulded by eclectic music tastes, Old Boy Liam Kenvyn (2015) with his girlfriend Sofia and three primary school mates from New Farm, have been writing, recording and performing original music for appreciative audiences. Known as San Tropez Bay, they all have a hand in writing from experience and across a range of genres, channelling the [...]

2019-07-13T08:52:22+10:00July 12th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Sweet Sounds of San Tropez Bay