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 [...]

2019-08-09T14:47:18+10:00August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Wheeling Fishers Chase Churchie Connections

Where Are They Now… David Mason (1960)

I left Churchie at the end of 1955 - last year of junior school. We moved to Sydney where I attended Knox Grammar School completing my Higher School Certificate in 1960.  Attending Churchie was the best years of my schooling.  David Pritchard was a good friend but sadly I am aware he passed away a [...]

2019-07-05T10:57:24+10:00July 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Where Are They Now… David Mason (1960)

School of Origin

Over the past week it has been tremendous to be able to welcome back two Churchie Old Boys on official visits, Michael Johnston (1996) and Kalyn Ponga (2015). In November 2018 we featured an article about the inspiration Michael drew from his years in Churchie Prep and more particularly his fond memories of competing in [...]

2019-06-24T15:21:23+10:00June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on School of Origin

Prospering in Pennsylvania

Old Boy Sean Riksen (2017), pictured above right, is a 2018 recipient of the Churchie Foundation ‘Overseas Study Scholarship’ for Old Boys. Sean is attending the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and has penned the following recollections of his experience so far. As my first year at Penn is coming to a close I thought I [...]

2019-05-03T14:48:16+10:00May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Prospering in Pennsylvania

Run Tassie For A Cure

Old Boy David Abrey (1998) is a criminal defence lawyer in Brisbane. In 2010 he opened his own firm, Harper Finch Lawyers, and is the sole practitioner. He is happily married and has been blessed with two wonderful sons. After reading a recent article about Adalynn “Addy” Sooter, a four-year-old American girl who tragically passed [...]

2019-02-08T14:39:59+10:00February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Run Tassie For A Cure

Farewell to a True Gentleman

Old Boy, Dr Robert ‘Bob’ Molesworth Goodwin OAM (1937) was born on Friday 25 February 1921. On this same day, Georgia again lost its newly gained independence after an invasion by Russia’s Red Army, whilst at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia defeated England by nine wickets in the fifth match of the 1920-1921 Ashes Test [...]

2018-09-28T10:27:58+10:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Farewell to a True Gentleman

Wheel and Walk

Old Boy John Flower attended Churchie from 1974 to 1982. Born with two medical conditions, spina bifida (in English - split spine) and hydrocephalus (in English – water on the brain), it is believed that he was one of the first students with a disability to attend Churchie. Whilst at Churchie, John represented Queensland in [...]

2018-06-08T10:24:58+10:00June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wheel and Walk

Hollywood is Calling!

After recent appearances on ABC’s Utopia alongside comedy icon, Rob Sitch and Channel 7’s Wanted with Rebecca Gibney, David Todman (2006) has been selected to take part in the International Actor’s Masterclass in Hollywood. The four-week course starts in late August and is run by the Australian Institute for Performing Arts in conjunction with some [...]

2017-08-18T08:38:58+10:00August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hollywood is Calling!

No Feeling is Final

Formed at the end of 2015, ‘Twinfolds’ is a band of four mates who decided to make some original music together. Three of those four are Old Boys: James Martoo (2014), Hamish Litster (2014) and Nelson Partoredjo (2015). Previously known as ‘Vertigo’, from humble beginnings playing in living rooms and backyards, the band has played [...]

2017-06-30T08:45:58+10:00June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on No Feeling is Final

Pirates of the Blue and Grey

If you have already seen the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, you would be forgiven for thinking that you had seen a couple of familiar faces. That is, aside from the likes of Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Two Old Boys from our [...]

2017-06-22T09:30:03+10:00June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pirates of the Blue and Grey