Officer Cadets – All Gentlemen
On Saturday March 3, 2018 at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), four of our newest Old Boys (all from the 2017 cohort) were welcomed as future leaders at The Chief of the Defence Force Parade. To read more about Barclay Roach, Hayden Wearne, Isaac Redfern and Jack Gadsby, please click on the following link. https://churchieoldboys.com.au/officer-cadets-all-gentlemen/ #churchie #churchieoldboys #blueandgreyarmy
For the past decade, Old Boy Jacques Barrett (1996) has been touring the globe as a professional stand up comedian. He has now returned home to perform in the Brisbane Comedy Festival for the first time with shows from March 22 to 25. Jacques is offering discounted tickets to his show, so be sure to click on the following link to secure yours now. The $20 ticket code for page members is "Straya". https://www.brisbanecomedyfestival.com/art…/jacques-barrett/ #churchieoldboys #ofcourseheis
Wishing all Churchie rowing crews competing in tomorrow's Head of the River at Lake Wyaralong all the very best of success. Row Strong and Finish Hard! Keep the Blue and Grey spirit alive!!! #churchie #churchieoldboys #blueandgreyarmy #BleedTheBlueAndGrey #OneForTheArmy Racing commences at 8.30 am with the First VIII race commencing at 10.30 am Please be aware that due to inclement weather parking restrictions are in place.Please click on the following link to read more.https://churchieoldboys.com.au/…/HoR-Wet-Weather-Notice-3-1…
Old Boy Bill Christie (1958) was a radiologist turned grazier who lived in Central Queensland until his retirement in recent years to Mount Tamborine. His remarkable heroism under tragic circumstances has seen him posthumously awarded a Pride of Australia medal. Bill’s wife Wendy gratefully received the award last month in a moving ceremony at the Sydney Opera House. Please click on the following link to read more. https://churchieoldboys.com.au/a-man-of-pride/
Congratulations to Old Boy Liam Wright (2014) who joins fellow Old Boy Aidan Toua (2007) in the 15 man starting side for the Queensland Reds tonight in their Super Rugby match against Brumbies Rugby at Suncorp Stadium. This is Liam's run-on debut after last week coming off the bench against the Melbourne Rebels. Congratulations also to Old Boys Angus Scott-Young (2014) and Harry Hockings (2015) whose Super Rugby debuts are beckoning as part of the 23 man squad for the match. #churchie #churchieoldboys #blueandgreyarmy #bocarmy
Soon after finishing at Churchie, Old Boy Jack Tanner (2006) completed a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Fast forward, Jack is now working at Indorse as a Blockchain Software Developer, where he is leading the architecture to create long-term value for users. He is quite involved in education around the technology and does events around the globe. Please click on the following link to read more about Jack.
https://churchieoldboys.com.au/jack-and-the-blockstalk/ #churchie #churchieoldboys #ofcourseheis #blueandgreyarmy
Wishing the Churchie Swim Team all the very best for a successful GPS Swimming Championships today at Chandler. Keep the Blue and Grey spirit alive!!! #churchie #churchieoldboys #blueandgreyarmy #BleedTheBlueAndGrey #OneForTheArmy
One of the last Morris Captains
As a boarder, Hugh James (Jim) Falconer attended Churchie from 1943 to 1946. He was a champion swimmer, captain of swimming, captain of Nansen House and was one of the last School Captains under the Headmastership of Canon Morris. Please click on the following link to read more about Jim. https://churchieoldboys.com.au/the-last-morris-captain/
GPS100 - this year the GPS Association of QLD reaches its centenary. Hosted by Churchie, The GPS Centenary Music Showcase provides a special opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the GPS spirit of fellowship. To be held on Thursday 22 February at QPAC, this is a day of music making culminating in performances by students from all nine GPS schools in choir, symphony orchestra and concert band ensemble. The Baritone solos in the hugely popular work Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, w...ill be preformed by our very own Director of Music and internationally acclaimed opera singer, Old Boy Jeffrey Black (1979). Conducted by Maestro Andrew Mogrelia, Jeffrey will be accompanied by a choir of 300 voices and an orchestra of 100 players. Join us for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of truly exceptional music! There are limited complimentary tickets available so book your tickets now using the following link. https://www.trybooking.com/book/search…
What I Wish I Knew!
It was indeed a pleasure to welcome back to Churchie Old Boy Spiro Pippos (2003) to present to the Year 11 students on ‘What I Wish I Knew- the young man’s manifesto’. A recipient of Churchie Foundation’s Old Boys Overseas Study Scholarship, Spiro imparted knowledge he has gained on life experiences during his journey from the classrooms and sporting fields of Oaklands Parade to the London Business School. His key message to our young men was the importance of seizing opportunities and what he would have liked to have known when at Churchie and going through university. Please click on the following link to read more.
If you're heading to the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium today and/or tomorrow then be sure to cheer even louder for Old Boys Michael Gunn (2012), Izaia Perese (2014), Angus Scott-Young (2014), Liam Wright (2014) and Harry Hockings (2015) when they take to the field for the Queensland Reds and of course Mack Mason (2014) for the NSW Waratahs. #churchie #churchieoldboys #blueandgreyarmy #BrisbaneTens
The McDonald boys’ backyard cricket matches took on a whole new meaning recently when they locked horns for the first time in a First Grade match of the Brisbane Premier Cricket competition. Click on the following link to read more.
https://churchieoldboys.com.au/sibling-rivalry-still-simme…/ #churchie #churchieoldboys #blueandgreyarmy
Old Boys Recognised in 2018 Australia Day Honours
Congratulations to Old Boys Professor Don Henry (1973) and Dr Gilbert Shearer (1955). Don was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to wildlife preservation and to the environment through leadership and advocacy roles, and to education. Gilbert was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to dentistry, particularly to endodontology. #churchie #churchieoldboys #blueandgreyarmy