In this issue

  • 2019 OBA Events & Reunions
    OBA Annual Dinner – Friday 16 August
    Old Boys’ Day – Saturday 17 August
    Melbourne Reunion – Thursday 24 October
  • Vale Graham Freudenberg (1951)
  • Old Boy Achievements
  • OBA Watch
    Timed for Perfection
  • A Pictorial History of Churchie
    Celebrating 100 Years of Old Boys
  • plus interesting feature articles

July 2019

With the Queensland GPS Schools rugby and basketball seasons now underway so too is our season for reunions. The 1999 cohort celebrated their 20 Year Reunion recently and on Saturday 27 July we welcome both our 1969 and 1989 cohorts for their 50 Year Reunion and 30 Year Reunion respectively. …

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July 2019

With the Queensland GPS Schools rugby and basketball seasons now underway so too is our season for reunions. The 1999 cohort celebrated their 20 Year Reunion recently and on Saturday 27 July we welcome both our 1969 and 1989 cohorts for their 50 Year Reunion and 30 Year Reunion respectively. From an interstate perspective, we have reunions planned for Canberra on Thursday 12 September, Melbourne on Thursday 24 October and Perth on Thursday 5 December. Invitations for each will be forthcoming.

Our 2019 OBA Annual Dinner and annual Old Boys’ Day are fast approaching. With the Annual Dinner being held on Friday 16 August and Old Boys’ Day the following day on Saturday 17 August, together they really are the perfect opportunity to catch up with your Old Boy mates.

Interest in the dinner is very strong and as a result we have now increased our space at Howard Smith Wharves (Rivershed). You are however still strongly encouraged to go online now to secure your seat and avoid disappointment. Using the links provided below, tickets can either be purchased individually for $95 or as a table booking for $800 (i.e $80 per person). Our Guest Speaker for the Annual Dinner will be Old Boy Tim Walsh (1996). Tim is the current Australian Men’s Seven’s Head Coach and was previously the Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach taking them to the Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.

OBA Annual Dinner | Individual Booking

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At Old Boys’ Day, experience some quality schoolboy rugby as we take on Gregory Terrace. For those interested, a tour of the school will be conducted, commencing at 11.30 am from Churchill Post (i.e. the flagpole at the northern end of the chapel). The tour will conclude at approximately 1 pm. The First XV match kicks off at 2.15 pm and then at full time, courtesy of the OBA Committee, enjoy a free steak burger at our traditional post match barbecue. Afterwards, we will reconvene at the Pineapple Hotel to watch the Wallabies take on the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup match which is being played in Auckland (kick off is at 5.35 pm).

 

Vale Graham Freudenberg (1951)

It is with immense sadness that we advise of the passing of Old Boy Graham Freudenberg. Often described as the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speechwriters, Graham …

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Vale Graham Freudenberg (1951)

It is with immense sadness that we advise of the passing of Old Boy Graham Freudenberg. Often described as the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speechwriters, Graham wrote over a thousand speeches spanning fifty years for several leaders of the Australian Labor Party​ (ALP), including Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke. For the past few years, Graham has also generously given of his time to visit Churchie​ to speak to our Year 12 Modern History students. Graham ‘s life was recently honoured in a compelling documentary by Ruth Cullen. The Scribe​, is a powerful journey into one of the great minds of politics whose words shaped our fortunes. RIP Graham!

An Affinity for Trinity

Opened in 1872, Trinity College was established as an affiliated residential college of the University of Melbourne, as well as a place to prepare theological …

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An Affinity for Trinity

Opened in 1872, Trinity College was established as an affiliated residential college of the University of Melbourne, as well as a place to prepare theological candidates for ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia. The College has significantly expanded since then and today consists of three divisions: the Pathways School, the Residential College and the Theological School.

Old Boy Alexander Whittle (2015) is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Communications at the university and is on a residential scholarship at Trinity that was established by fellow Old Boy Dr David Jackson (1930). David, an undergraduate of the college from 1932 to 1937, established the Trinity College David Jackson Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a resident of Trinity College who is also an Old Boy of Churchie and covers up to 50 per cent of residential fees. As a recipient of this scholarship at Trinity for the last 3 years, Alexander can testify to the profound impact residence at Trinity has had on his university experience and academic achievement, not to mention the interstate study affordability.

“My experience at Trinity has been wholly positive. It was an instant help meeting people when I arrived from interstate and I now have exceptionally lovely and talented friends from all over Australia and the world. I’ve had constant academic and social support through university.” Alexander has immersed himself in other areas of university and college life: working at Trinity in the Warden’s office; working as an intern at Ingersoll Consulting; as the Business Manager of the Tiger Tones, Trinity’s male a capella group and last year managed their tour of the U.K. and Ireland; as the Secretary of Trinity’s vintner ‘The Wine Cellar’; and playing, albeit very poorly he considers, on its All Stars AFL team each year. Now in his final year at University of Melbourne, Alexander is looking to pursue a career in Public/Corporate Affairs.

Trinity College are offering a massively extended full scholarship program for new residential students starting in January 2020. Alexander urges any current year 12s, particularly sons of Old Boys, to apply and looks forward to seeing more Churchie boys “set up tent” at Trinity. Please click here for more details. Don’t delay with your submission as applications close on Friday 19 July 2019.

Sweet Sounds of San Tropez Bay

Moulded by eclectic music tastes, Old Boy Liam Kenvyn (2015) with his girlfriend Sofia and three primary school mates from New Farm, have been writing, …

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Sweet Sounds of San Tropez Bay

Moulded by eclectic music tastes, Old Boy Liam Kenvyn (2015) with his girlfriend Sofia and three primary school mates from New Farm, have been writing, recording and performing original music for appreciative audiences. Known as San Tropez Bay, they all have a hand in writing from experience and across a range of genres, channelling the sounds of rock, funk, punk and alternative.

Liam, who is studying a Bachelor of Business in Entertainment Management at the JMC Academy, is the bass player. Sofia is the lead singer and is studying jazz singing and composition at the Conservatorium. Declan is the lead guitarist and song writer. Oscar is the drummer and is studying medicine.

San Tropez Bay started gigging in and around venues in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and at private parties, including 21st birthdays of Old Boys. In April 2019, in the space of a week, they released a two-EP collection and consequently are receiving some strong recognition on the Brisbane music scene. “First, the Rain” is more upbeat and “Then, the Moss” is more reflective and soulful. Both are also being well received on Spotify and other streaming platforms. You can find out more about them and link to their cool, soulful and beautiful music here: https://santropezbay.bandcamp.com/

Following the success of their twin EP launches, San Tropez Bay are already writing more music and will be recording again soon.

Featured Image (L-R): Liam Kenvyn, Sofia Giacoboni, Oscar McCabe, Declan Henninger

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 …

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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 couple of years ago.  I was friends also with Ken Aaron. I remember the surnames of a few of my classmates including Coxon, Hunt, Duff, Nicholson, Law, Jones, Norris and McMaster (good swimmer). At Knox I played in the 1st XV (2nd row) and was Drum Major of the Brass Band. I have a strong memory of Dr and Mrs. Roberts visiting my home in Sydney when they were visiting down here. He was a kind and warm man. I also have clear memories of Mrs. Roberts in the Junior School tuck shop where I regularly bought a cream bun at mid-morning break. Other boys I remember include Donald Crombie and Rodney Delaney.

My career was agricultural based including managing four agricultural research stations, managing overseas aid programs, establishing multi-functional agricultural projects to provide farming families the option to diversify and establish alternative income streams so as to remain viable in an increasing globalised market place, eg www.harvesttrailsandmarkets.com.au and www.southernharvest.org.au  I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2006 to pursue international knowledge and subsequent further development of my involvement in that area of agriculture.  I retired at 70 and now spend as much of my time with my eight children (four of my own and four step) and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Old Boys Serving Abroad

Ryan Manu (2013) is one of many Old Boys currently serving abroad. Ryan is a Rifleman with the Artillery division and departed Australia on Tuesday …

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Old Boys Serving Abroad

Ryan Manu (2013) is one of many Old Boys currently serving abroad. Ryan is a Rifleman with the Artillery division and departed Australia on Tuesday 18 June for a 9 month deployment to Taji, Iraq. He will be involved in training the Iraqi soldiers during a hostile time in the Middle East.

We appreciate and honour the commitment of all Old Boys serving abroad and keep them in our prayers for a safe return.

OBA Annual Dinner 2019

The President of the Churchie Old Boys’ Association, Mr Simon Pattison and the Executive Members invite all Old Boys to attend the 2019 OBA Annual …

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OBA Annual Dinner 2019

The President of the Churchie Old Boys’ Association, Mr Simon Pattison and the Executive Members invite all Old Boys to attend the 2019 OBA Annual Dinner.

GUEST SPEAKER
Old Boy Tim Walsh (1996)

Tim is the current Australian Men’s Seven’s Head Coach and was previously the Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach taking them to the Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Date: Friday 16 August 2019
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Venue: Rivershed at Howard Smith Wharves
Dress: Black Tie or Lounge Suit

Cost: $95 individual / $800 per table of 10

Tickets: Please use the links provided below to purchase your tickets online.
OBA Annual Dinner | Individual Booking
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A special invitation is extended to our cohorts celebrating their 5 year (2014), 15 year (2004), 25 year (1994), 35 year (1984), 45 year (1974), 55 year (1964) and 65 year (1954) reunions.

The 2019 OBA Annual Dinner will be followed the next day by our equally popular Old Boys’ Day which is on the afternoon the school plays Gregory Terrace in both basketball and rugby.

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Old Boys’ Day 2019

The OBA Committee invites all Old Boys to the traditional annual Old Boys Rugby BBQ which will be held on Saturday 17 August 2019. At …

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Old Boys’ Day 2019

The OBA Committee invites all Old Boys to the traditional annual Old Boys Rugby BBQ which will be held on Saturday 17 August 2019. At the conclusion of the First XV match v Gregory Terrace (which kicks off at 2.15 pm), please join us at the Brenan Pavilion end of the 50 m pool to enjoy your free steak burger.

Prior to the First XV match, which kicks off at 2.15 pm, the Old Boys Committee will again be selling OBA merchandise at a marquee that will be located at the entrance to The Pocket, in front of the Old Boys War Memorial Pavilion. For anyone interested in a tour of the School, we will meet at the flagpole at Churchill Post at 11.30 am. The tour will conclude at 1 pm.

Join Us at the Pineapple Hotel afterwards!
After the BBQ, we will reconvene at the Pineapple Hotel to watch the Wallabies take on the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup live from Auckland. Kick-off is at 5.35 pm.

Cohort Reunions 2019

For more details about your cohort reunion, please click on the relevant link below. 10 Year Reunion | 2009 Old Boys Saturday 7 September 2019 …

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Cohort Reunions 2019

For more details about your cohort reunion, please click on the relevant link below.

10 Year Reunion | 2009 Old Boys
Saturday 7 September 2019
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30 Year Reunion | 1989 Old Boys
Saturday 27 July 2019
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40 Year Reunion | 1979 Old Boys
Saturday 7 September 2019
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50 Year Reunion | 1969 Old Boys
Saturday 27 July 2019
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60 Year Reunion | 1959 Old Boys
Thursday 28 November 2019
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70 Year Reunion | 1949 Old Boys
Friday 30 August 2019
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Interstate Reunions 2019

For more details about each event, please click on the relevant link below. 2019 Canberra Reunion Thursday 12 September 2019 Venue: TBC 2019 Melbourne Reunion …

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Interstate Reunions 2019

For more details about each event, please click on the relevant link below.

2019 Canberra Reunion
Thursday 12 September 2019
Venue: TBC

2019 Melbourne Reunion
Thursday 24 October 2019
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2019 Perth Reunion
Thursday 5 December 2019
Venue: TBC

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Old Boy Achievements

Ivan Zelich (2015) Ivan, a University of Queensland Maths scholar, has graduated from his course as Valedictorian for the Faculty of Science. Alexander Jeremijenko (2016) …

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Old Boy Achievements

Ivan Zelich (2015)
Ivan, a University of Queensland Maths scholar, has graduated from his course as Valedictorian for the Faculty of Science.

Alexander Jeremijenko (2016)
Alex has been selected to row for Rowing Australia in the Men’s VIII at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships being held from 24-28 July in Sarasota/Bradenton Florida.

Liam Wright (2014)
Liam was named in the Qantas Wallabies 34-man squad for their first test match of 2019 against South Africa in Johannesburg on July 20.

John Millman (2006)
John progressed to the third round of The Championships, Wimbledon 2019.

Sam Hurwood (2018)
Sam claimed the Under 20 title for the 110 metre hurdles with a personal best at the Oceania Athletics Association titles, held recently in Townsville.

Zac Stubblety-Cook (2017)
Zac has qualified fourth fastest in the 200m Breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. He will compete in the final on Friday 28 July 2019.

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

To view photos from the recent events and cohort reunions, please click on the relevant links below. 1999 – 20 Year Reunion Saturday 20 July …

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2019 Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament

On Monday 16 December, the third Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament will be held at the David Turbayne Tennis Centre. Meet tennis professionals, Old Boys John …

Monday 16 December
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2019 Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament

On Monday 16 December, the third Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament will be held at the David Turbayne Tennis Centre. Meet tennis professionals, Old Boys John Millman (2006) and Colin Sinclair (2012), as well as Churchie’s Director of Tennis, Ian Malpass. This event is open to the whole Churchie community, so current students, parents (past and present), staff (past and present) and Old Boys are all invited to play and compete for the John Millman Shield. It is encouraged that at least one player from each doubles pairing is either a Churchie Old Boy or current Churchie student.

Starting at 6 pm and finishing at 9 pm, this is a fantastic opportunity to play some social tennis and make new connections. The format for the day will be 24 doubles teams competing in a round robin format. There will also be a sausage sizzle for players and spectators. Registration fee per player is $50, so if you’re interested in participating then please click here to register. Alternatively, if you simply wish to come and spectate we look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a great event.

 

Time Is On Your Side!

Owing to the success of the sale of all 100 Limited Edition OBA Centenary Watches, the OBA Committee have again commissioned Adina Watches to create …

OBA Watch
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Owing to the success of the sale of all 100 Limited Edition OBA Centenary Watches, the OBA Committee have again commissioned Adina Watches to create this beautiful bespoke timepiece. Whilst it doesn’t carry the OBA centenary logo, it does exhibit all the features and functionalities of the limited edition watch. It is beautifully presented in a timber presentation box boasting a stylish new design. If you would like to purchase one of these premium timepieces, which has been designed and hand finished, then please click here. Purchase price is $500.

A Pictorial History of Churchie

A Pictorial History of Churchie celebrates 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys. Past Staff member Mr James Mason OAM was commissioned by the Old Boys’ …

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A Pictorial History of Churchie celebrates 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys. Past Staff member Mr James Mason OAM was commissioned by the Old Boys’ Association to author this  magnificent publication. With only 100 copies remaining, if you haven’t already purchased your copy will want to act now. Please click here to order online for only $50 (plus $5 if postage is required). When ordering, please indicate your preferred method of collection. You can also see if you feature in this centenary publication, by clicking here to view the Index.

Jazz Under The Stars 2019

Please join us for this memorable occasion. Tickets are on sale now, so please click here to purchase. There also some volunteer roles that need …

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Jazz Under The Stars 2019

Please join us for this memorable occasion.
Tickets are on sale now, so please click here to purchase.

There also some volunteer roles that need to be filled.
If you are able to assist, then please click here to register.

‘the churchie’ 2019

Exhibition dates for the churchie national emerging art prize for 2019 are 10 September to 21 September 2019. The overall prize winner will be awarded …

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‘the churchie’ 2019

Exhibition dates for the churchie national emerging art prize for 2019 are 10 September to 21 September 2019. The overall prize winner will be awarded a $15,000 non-acquisitive cash prize. Old Boy Sam Cranstoun (2004) is the newly appointed Patron and the Churchie OBA are proud to continue their long association with the event as a Major Sponsor. The Official Opening + Prize Announcement will be held at the Institute of Modern Art, one of the country’s leading independent art galleries, on Friday 13 September from 6 to 8 pm. Please click here to read more.

Churchie Cycling Gear – clearance

The Churchie Shop currently has some cycling gear which was used for Ride to Conquer Cancer. They are now selling at reduced prices. Pants and …

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Churchie Cycling Gear – clearance

The Churchie Shop currently has some cycling gear which was used for Ride to Conquer Cancer.
They are now selling at reduced prices.

Pants and bib have been reduced from $135 to $100, whilst Jerseys are $85 down from $105.
Be quick to order so you don’t miss out as the range of sizes available is limited.

To place your order please click here to email the Churchie Shop, or call on 07 3896 2256.
Churchie Shop

14-18 Oaklands Parade
Open 8 am to 2 pm on school days

Reconnect with your mates!

The Churchie Business Network (CBN) is an online platform that provides all Old Boys with the opportunity to reconnect with each other, list businesses, job …

Churchie Business Network
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The Churchie Business Network (CBN) is an online platform that provides all Old Boys with the opportunity to reconnect with each other, list businesses, job search (either as an employer or employee) and also register for tutoring and/or mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee). To set up your profile and register your business on the CBN is absolutely free. If you would like to join over 1,600 Old Boys who have already done so, then please click here.

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Useful Links

For ease of reference and access, here are some links that will take you directly to frequently viewed pages on the Old Boys website. Vale …

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Is your son enrolled at Churchie?

Offers are made two years prior to the student’s commencement date in Reception (Prep) to Year 6 and three years prior to the commencement date …

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Offers are made two years prior to the student’s commencement date in Reception (Prep) to Year 6 and three years prior to the commencement date in Years 7 to 12. Please be advised that intake years are Reception (prep), Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 10. For more details, please click here or to start your enrolment application, please click here. If you have any questions about enrolments at Churchie, please call Churchie Admissions on 07 3896 2158 or email admissions@churchie.com.au.