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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

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

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

Commemorating the Battle of Britain

As a member of the Royal Queensland Aero Club, Old Boy Peter Boughen (1980) recently took part in their 2018 Battle of Britain Dawn Patrol to commemorate the Battle of the Coral Sea. This year saw the highest number of participating aircraft for over three years, with Peter competing in his Cessna 310 VH-JQK. Pilots, [...]

2018-11-02T15:37:31+10:00November 2nd, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Commemorating the Battle of Britain

Jono Lights the Way for STC

With significant experience in theatre, ballet and opera production, major events and architectural lighting, Old Boy Jono Perry (1994) joined the team at the acclaimed Sydney Theatre Company (STC) in 2015. As Director, Technical and Production, Jono is excited to be the Project Director of a renewal project that will transform Sydney’s iconic early 20th-century [...]

2018-10-19T14:35:23+10:00October 19th, 2018|Old Boy News|Comments Off on Jono Lights the Way for STC