In this issue

  • 2018 OBA Cocktail Evening
  • 2018 Melbourne Reunion
  • Old Boy Achievements
  • Assisting Archives
  • Churchie Business Network
  • OBA Watch / A Pictorial History of Churchie
  • plus interesting feature articles

September 2018

The 2018 OBA Cocktail Evening is fast approaching and will be held at Porsche Centre Brisbane on Friday 12 October. The more informal style for this event is proving to be very popular and it is shaping to be a tremendous evening. If you haven’t already set aside this date, …

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September 2018

The 2018 OBA Cocktail Evening is fast approaching and will be held at Porsche Centre Brisbane on Friday 12 October. The more informal style for this event is proving to be very popular and it is shaping to be a tremendous evening. If you haven’t already set aside this date, then please click here to do so. For the last of our reunions for 2018, those Old Boys who will be in Melbourne on Friday 26 October, please join us for the annual Melbourne Reunion at the Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club.

Congratulations to the following Old Boys in the 2017 cohort who have achieved Gold level for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Quinn Rashford , Nicholas Richards and Lewis Solomon. The past week has also seen the completion of highly competitive seasons for many GPS sports, in which we witnessed and enjoyed strong performances from our young men. Congratulations must go to Churchie’s Premier Chess Team who secured the 2018 GPS Chess premiership for the second consecutive year – the first time since 2001. Congratulations also to the First V basketball and First XV rugby teams who finished second and third respectively. Term 3 has culminated in the annual inter-house swimming carnival. For those Magnus Old Boys among us you will be pleased to know that Magnus house claimed the honours, followed by Grenfell in second place and Kingsley in third place.

Job Search
Bailey Shepherd (Year 12)
Bailey is a current Year 12 student who is interested in Digital Social Media Marketing. More specifically, he would like to gain some hands on experience with filming, editing and to collaborate with the filming world. If you have an internship opportunity for Bailey to gain some experience during the school holidays, or perhaps a job ongoing, then please email the OBA office at oba@churchie.com.au

Please enjoy this month’s edition and we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 OBA Cocktail Evening.

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.

Celebrating 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys

A Pictorial History of Churchie, commissioned by the Old Boys’ Association, celebrates 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys. It is selling fast, so click here to order online and secure …

A Pictorial History of Churchie
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A Pictorial History of Churchie, commissioned by the Old Boys’ Association, celebrates 100 Years of Churchie Old Boys. It is selling fast, so click here to order online and secure your copy now for only $50 (plus $5 if postage is required). When ordering, please indicate your preferred method of collection. To see if you feature in this centenary publication, then please click here to view the Index.

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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Have you updated your LinkedIn Profile?

On the LinkedIn platform, schools are now acknowledged as education entities. This means you can now officially add Anglican Church Grammar School as an education …

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Have you updated your LinkedIn Profile?

On the LinkedIn platform, schools are now acknowledged as education entities. This means you can now officially add Anglican Church Grammar School as an education item in your LinkedIn profile and in doing so have the school crest feature alongside. It will also help you more easily find and connect with fellow Churchie Old Boys. For instructions on how to update your Education accordingly, please click here or on the image below. While you’re at it, to connect with the OBA profile and/or join the OBA group, please click here or on the above image.

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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Old Boy Achievements

John Millman (2006) defeated Roger Federer to reach the quarter finals of the 2018 US Open and is now ranked #37 on the ATP World …

Old Boy Achievements
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Old Boy Achievements

John Millman (2006) defeated Roger Federer to reach the quarter finals of the 2018 US Open and is now ranked #37 on the ATP World Tour.

Kalyn Ponga (2015) was voted RLPA Players Champion and is the youngest player in history to be bestowed this honour.

Ian McIntosh (1974) was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute for Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage in a ceremony at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The Scribe

Often described as the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speechwriters, Old Boy Graham Freudenberg (1951) wrote over a thousand speeches for several leaders of the Australian Labor …

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The Scribe

Often described as the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speechwriters, Old Boy Graham Freudenberg (1951) wrote over a thousand speeches for several leaders of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). During a career that spanned almost 50 years, the most notable leaders for whom Graham wrote were Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, which encompassed their prime ministerships. Graham’s influence has always extended beyond speechwriting and his powers of expression not only inspire but have played an essential part in the formation of policies that have redefined Australia. One of his finest speeches is Arthur Calwell’s response to the announcement by Robert Menzies that Australia would send combat troops to Vietnam in 1965. It also remains the one of which he is most proud.

For the past few years, Graham has also generously given of his time to visit Churchie to speak to Year 12 Modern History students. His insights and personal experiences from one of the most tumultuous periods of Australian politics, the constitutional crisis and dismissal of the Whitlam government by Governor-General John Kerr, are an invaluable contribution to their studies.

The Scribe is a compelling new documentary by Ruth Cullen (herself an accomplished writer, director and producer) that in part explores Graham’s professional life as a journalist, press secretary, speech writer and author. It also explores the craft of political speech writing and examines the changing language of the political landscape, from the introduction of TV until today.

Please click here to read more about The Scribe, which premiered at the Canberra Writers Festival on 26 August 2018 and will screen at the Antenna Documentary Festival in Sydney from 9-14 October 2018.

Persistence Pays

On Tuesday evening 31 July it was indeed a pleasure to welcome Old Boy Adam Walton (2016) back to Churchie. Fresh from a training session …

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Persistence Pays

On Tuesday evening 31 July it was indeed a pleasure to welcome Old Boy Adam Walton (2016) back to Churchie. Fresh from a training session earlier in the day with fellow Old Boy and now 2018 US Open quarter finalist John Millman (2006), Adam joined the boarders for dinner in School House Dining room before meeting with the boys from Goodwin House. A former Goodwin boarder himself, Adam is on a four year tennis scholarship at the University of Tennessee.

Since the age of five, tennis has always been a big part of Adam’s life. So, to hear that he is now studying Kinesiology really comes as no surprise. Adam’s discipline, focus and strict daily regime really proves that persistence pays. To get noticed, whilst still at school Adam played a lot of international tennis matches across the world. He chose to pursue the scholarship offer from the University of Tennessee on his coach’s recommendation and because he rates their facilities as second to none. Balancing study and a hectic training schedule is challenging, especially when the playing schedule (including nights and weekends) involves travelling across the whole of the United States.

Adam’s key messages that really resonated with the boys were to use their time wisely and to keep pushing through, particularly when the going gets tough. He then impressed on them that their school years will be some of their toughest years, but to always keep in mind that hard work does reap rewards. Furthermore, Adam acknowledged that his time at Churchie was a major influence on his ability to effectively and efficiently manage his time.

In the collegiate system, Adam is currently ranked at 90 and he has made it his aim to make the top 30. He rates meeting Andre Agassi as one of the highlights of his tennis career so far. Adam says that when he reaches the age of 22 it will be his turn to have a shot at making it onto the pro tour.

Pictured Below: Goodwin House Resident Master, Mr Ron Stanley with Adam Walton.

Inspired and Admired

In the May 2018 edition of Viking Spirit, we took a brief look at the exciting new business of Old Boys Anthony Angeli (2011) and …

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Inspired and Admired

In the May 2018 edition of Viking Spirit, we took a brief look at the exciting new business of Old Boys Anthony Angeli (2011) and Michael Angeli (2014). The concept of Avgeli centres around watches that can instantly be restyled, allowing you to re-create a whole new look and feel, with the simple switch of a band.

It was family history that sparked the idea. In the early 1940s during a time of war and conflict, their grandfather Antony and his family fled their home in Greece on a small fishing boat into the great Mediterranean Sea. With no direction or destination in sight, he distracted himself from the unknown by weaving fishing line into different patterns. To share the significance of their grandfather’s inspiration and to pay homage to his journey to freedom, Anthony and Michael set about creating a range of simplistic, elegant and clean watches for both men and women. Every watch case is engraved with a man on a fishing boat and the double-weave perlon bands reference Antony’s woven fishing line, whilst also serving as a constant reminder of the preciousness of time.

Stay up to date with the launch of their E- store at www.avgeli.com

To check out their Avgeli Kickstarter Film please click here.

To Like Avgeli on Facebook, please click here.

OBA Cocktail Evening 2018

The President of the Churchie Old Boys’ Association, Dr Daniel Pitt and the Executive members invite all Old Boys to attend the 2018 OBA Cocktail …

Friday 12 October - Book Now!
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OBA Cocktail Evening 2018

The President of the Churchie Old Boys’ Association, Dr Daniel Pitt and the Executive members invite all Old Boys to attend the 2018 OBA Cocktail Evening to be held in the stylish Porsche Centre Brisbane showroom at Newstead.

Date: Friday 12 October 2018
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: Porsche Centre Brisbane
Dress: Cocktail

Tickets:
Please click here to purchase your tickets online.

OBA members: $75
OBA non-members: $80

RSVP:
no later than Sunday 30 September 2018

Beverage Suppliers:
Green Beacon Brewing Co.
Marc Chrismas (1994) & Adrian Slaughter (1994)

Hayes Family Wines
Brett Hayes (1988)

Post Event Venue:
Green Beacon Brewing Co.
26 Helen St, Teneriffe, Queensland 4005

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Melbourne Reunion 2018

The Headmaster Dr Alan Campbell and the President of the Churchie Old Boys’ Association Dr Daniel Pitt invite you and your partner to the Churchie Old Boys’ 2018 …

Friday 26 October - Book Now!
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Melbourne Reunion 2018

The Headmaster Dr Alan Campbell and the President of the Churchie Old Boys’ Association Dr Daniel Pitt invite you and your partner to the Churchie Old Boys’ 2018 Melbourne Reunion.

Date: Friday 26 October 2018

Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Venue: Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club

Dress: Lounge Suit

RSVP: Friday 19 October 2018

Tickets:
Please click here to purchase your tickets online.

OBA members: $75
OBA non-members: $80

 

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Cohort Reunions 2018

For more details about your cohort reunion, please click on the relevant link below. 1968 – 50 Year Reunion Saturday 20 October 2018 Click here …

Cohort Reunions
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Cohort Reunions 2018

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

1968 – 50 Year Reunion
Saturday 20 October 2018
Click here

1949 – 70 Year Reunion
Friday 30 August 2019
Click here

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Photo Gallery

To view photos from the recent cohort reunions, plus Old Boys Day, please click on the relevant links below. 2008 – 10 Year Reunion Saturday …

Photo Gallery
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Who, When, Where?

Please have a look at the images below and if you can assist by identifying Who, When or Where, then please contact our School Archivist, …

Assisting Archives
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Who, When, Where?

Please have a look at the images below and if you can assist by identifying Who, When or Where, then please contact our School Archivist, Mr Peter Collin on 07 3896 2137, or click here to email the OBA. Please reference the image/s when replying.

1966 – Under 16 C – end of season dinner

the churchie 2018

On the evening of Friday 8 September, the annual churchie national emerging art prize (‘the churchie’) Official Opening and Prize Announcement was once again held …

2018 Winner Announced
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the churchie 2018

On the evening of Friday 8 September, the annual churchie national emerging art prize (‘the churchie’) Official Opening and Prize Announcement was once again held at the QUT Art Museum. The evening was an outstanding success with over 400 people passing through the exhibition. The overall winner is Caroline Gasteen, a Brisbane-based artist, for her series of three small oil paintings. An exhibition of the finalists’ work can be seen at QUT Art Museum in Brisbane until Sunday 4 November.

 

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.