For the first time in its 31 year history, the Prep Billy Cart Grand Prix was live-streamed. An article about this exciting initiative and the involvement of a full production crew of Churchie Old Boys will feature in the October edition of Viking Spirit.
On the back of securing the Old Boys Cup in Rowing and the Volleyball premierships earlier this year, the return to sport in Term 3 for Churchie continued to deliver outstanding results. Congratulations to the Firsts teams in Chess and Basketball on their back to back premierships. The Churchie Chess team secured the 2020 GPS premiership undefeated with eight wins from eight games, making them the current GPS, state and national school open chess champions. The Churchie First V won the GPS Basketball competition securing the title undefeated. They have also gone on to compete at the Champion Basketball School of Queensland (CBSQ) competition where they reaffirmed their strength as a team by winning the Open Boys Championship Division title, defeating Brisbane State High School 86-80 in the Gold Medal Game. In a shortened rugby season that saw six matches count as fixtures, the Churchie First XV fought valiantly to secure 3rd.
The CART2020 season recently concluded with the announcement of the 2020 awards. Congratulations to Ben Newton (Year 12) who, as the overall winner, was awarded the Andrew Rowan Memorial Art Prize. From an OBA perspective, a special congratulations to Jordan Gibb (Year 12) who won the Old Boys’ Association Prize – Reflective of Churchie Values. It was really pleasing to also see Old Boy Dr Anthony Solomon (1990) as one of two guest judges. As Chief Scientist in the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at World Health Organisation Alliance, Anthony is making a significant impact through his work as the lead medical officer for the Global Elimination of Trachoma. Anthony recorded a video message for CART in which he spoke to the importance of how the expression of visual language can remove stigmas associated with mental health and make the ‘invisible’ visible. He also spoke of how the study of visual art in school can develop a level of empathy that allows our boys to examine the world through a different lens and become well-rounded global citizens. Please click here to view Anthony’s video message. To read more about Anthony and his extraordinary work, please click here.
With regard to cohort reunions, where necessary discussions are already underway between the OBA Office and reunion organisers about the rescheduling of these events. All reunions have been impacted by either being rescheduled or shifted to 2021. We will continue to provide updates as required via our social media pages and in our monthly editions of Viking Spirit. Aside from this, if you have queries or concerns please email the OBA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly on 07 3896 6462.
As featured last month, Churchie Network Volleyball is an exciting new social volleyball competition and the whole Churchie Community (i.e. students, parents, staff and Old Boys) is invited to join. Approved to commence in Term 4 2020, the major premise of Churchie Network Volleyball is to connect our volleyball community in a fun and inclusive environment. To register for the inaugural season, please click here and complete all requested details.
The Father’s Day Offer, which bundled a selection of OBA Merchandise for a reduced price (5 for $55), was a huge success. In total there were 75 bundles purchased. If you missed out, don’t despair. The selected items, including our new OBA Viking Socks, continue to be available for individual sale from the Churchie Shop. Please click here to view the range and make a purchase.
Old Boy Dominic Tutt (2015) has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Chinese) at the University of Queensland. He is conversant in Chinese and fluent in Spanish, French and German. Due to COVID-19 he recently returned from 9 months in Germany and is therefore seeking employment. His preference is for full time work but in this environment he is willing to be considered for any part time opportunities as well. His interests range from an electrical apprenticeship through to baking. If you have an opportunity for Dominic, or are able to provide some guidance in his search, please contact the OBA office by email at email@example.com or by phoning 07 3896 2203.
H&H Builders is a successful, fast growing construction company based in Roma, Regional Queensland that was established by fellow Old Boys and boarders Hugh Chandler (Strong House, 2005) and Harley Lamond (Donaldson House, 2003). Hugh and Harley are always looking to grow their team with the right people, and currently have open positions for apprentices open year-round. If you are highly motivated, would enjoy a career in building, construction and/or project management and would love to travel western QLD while you work then H&H Builders might be the place for you. If you are interested in speaking with the H&H team, or know someone who would love this opportunity, please contact the OBA office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 07 3896 2203 or visit their website at www.hhbuilders.com.au