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Australia’s Biggest Serial Killer

Every day, more than 50 Australians die as a result of heart disease and more than 400,000 of us will suffer a heart attack in our lifetime. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death of Australians, but awareness of that message is low, especially among younger Australians. This is where Old Boy [...]

2019-04-12T10:22:17+10:00April 12th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Australia’s Biggest Serial Killer

Pete’s Passion for Pure Mathematics

When it comes to pure mathematics, Old Boy Pete Jenkins (1997) exudes a true passion that has always been a joy… and a struggle. Whilst enjoying mathematics from a young age, he remembers always finding it very challenging. Pete says: “The key is to embrace the challenge and not wish that it was easy. The [...]

2019-04-05T14:16:08+10:00April 5th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Pete’s Passion for Pure Mathematics

Inspired to Create

Co-founded by Old Boy Guy Crofts (2014), Aldergrove Studios is a tight-knit film making crew, dedicated to making quality content. Specialising in pre-production, audio, video and post-production, they are a collective of filmmakers, animators, gamers and musicians, who all share one goal … to bring creative visions to life. Guy’s inspiration to be a Cinematographer [...]

2019-03-29T14:02:44+10:00March 29th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Inspired to Create

Henry Reflects on Scholarship Experience

Old Boy Henry Harland (2015), pictured above right with his parents, is a 2018 recipient of the Churchie Foundation ‘Overseas Study Scholarship’ for Old Boys. Henry recently attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has penned the following recollections of his experience. An exchange to the US is something I’ve wanted to do for quite a [...]

2019-03-15T14:32:51+10:00March 15th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Henry Reflects on Scholarship Experience

Impossible Conversations

Real people, historical figures, imagined dialogues … The Museum of Brisbane has partnered with Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to create a series of Impossible Conversations, connecting contemporary Australians living in Brisbane with celebrated figures from Italian history. In the series, Old Boy and Brisbane artist Sam Cranstoun (2004) examines cultural identity across centuries and [...]

2019-03-08T12:48:03+10:00March 8th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Impossible Conversations


He almost became a chef, but thankfully creating incredible music won out over incredible food. Now acknowledged as a dynamic young Brisbane talent, Old Boy Connor D’Netto (2011) has been named Composer-in-Residence for the 2019 Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) – the youngest in the 29-year history of the event! Taking over Townsville for [...]

2019-03-01T12:07:46+10:00March 1st, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Composer-in-Residence

Return to Oz

In what has become a long-standing tradition, Churchie and Somerville House will again present a Senior Play in 2019. Return to Oz, the unofficial sequel to L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz, appeared on film in 1985. Its colourful, zany characters have become cherished additions to the Oz stories. The story is also an attempt to look at the long-term effects [...]

2019-02-21T12:21:42+10:00February 15th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Return to Oz

Summer of Service

Over the past four weeks, Old Boy Vaughan Marega (2017) travelled to many parts of India with friends from Trinity College at the University of Melbourne. He recounts his experience. It has been an amazing journey of discovery with perhaps the most amazing part being the time spent volunteering. We dedicated two weeks of our [...]

2019-02-01T15:16:06+10:00February 1st, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Summer of Service

Mapping the Future of Town Planning

Working as an acquisition manager for a residential property developer a few years ago, Old Boy Lachlan Spedding (2011) found himself investigating the constraint mapping on different parcels of land, which in some instances included dozens of maps. Looking at properties in different local government areas he was amazed that all systems and maps were [...]

2018-11-21T10:03:19+10:00November 16th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Mapping the Future of Town Planning

The Great Billy Cart Grand Prix

It's time for the annual billy cart grand prix and everyone is excited - even the parents! Davey is determined to win, but when his choices start hurting his friends, what will he do? Is winning more important than friendship? Old Boy Michael Johnston (1996) is still a kid at heart. Now Director of Corporate [...]

2018-11-09T13:05:19+10:00November 9th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on The Great Billy Cart Grand Prix