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A Legacy of Giving

Churchie has been very fortunate to receive many generous gifts and bequests over its long history. From the very beginning, the Crampton-Andrews Family generously allowed the founding Headmaster to use part of “Ardencraig”, the family home at Toowong, as the School’s premises for its first year. Enrolment grew from three students on Foundation Day to [...]

2019-05-17T11:26:44+10:00May 17th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on A Legacy of Giving

Tackling Wildlife Trafficking

Old Boy Omar Harduwar (2016), pictured front centre, has joined forces with a group of fellow University of Queensland Law students to tackle wildlife trafficking. As part of a new international university course, The University of Queensland Law School has partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to develop university modules [...]

2019-05-10T14:20:36+10:00May 10th, 2019|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Tackling Wildlife Trafficking

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

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

Composer-in-Residence

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