December 2020

Please join us on Monday 14 December at the David Turbayne Tennis Centre at Churchie for the 4th annual Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament. Meet tennis professional and Old Boy John Millman (2006), as well as Churchie’s Director of Tennis, Ian Malpass. In addition to the Doubles Tournament, this year we have introduced a family friendly doubles hitout. Please click here to register or refer to the event post later in this newsletter for more details.

For the perfect Christmas gift, be sure to check out our current range of OBA merchandise. Our ‘2 for $22’ Super Stocking Stuffer offers, available on selected merchandise items, are sure to be a hit. Furthermore, our OBA grey suede cap and the very popular OBA Watch are well  worth a look. For more details on these items and many others, please refer to the post later in this newsletter. If purchasing for Christmas, please note that the Churchie Shop has now closed for 2020 and will reopen on Monday 11 January 2021. To ensure you receive your merchandise order before Christmas you will need to order no later than Friday 18 December. Furthermore, once you have ordered please email us at oba@churchie.com.au to confirm a suitable arrangement.

With the annual Churchie OBA Christmas Drinks, unfortunately COVID restrictions prevented us from being able to organise our annual start to the festive season. Our Seniors of 2019 however reunited on Thursday 26 November for the annual New Old Boys Night. Please click here to view some photos from the evening.

Looking forward to 2021, after an amazing response to Churchie Network Volleyball in Term 4, the competition will again take place in Term 1, 2021. Please click here for more details. Registrations are now open until Wednesday 3 February 2021.

Tutoring Service
Old Boy Jack Brady (2017) is an undergraduate student at UQ offering tutoring services in English, Mathematics B, Economics, Accounting and Modern History. Jack is very passionate about finance, history and politics in particular. He is really looking forward to using his knowledge and academic experience to help out current students. Jack is highly conscientiousness, patient and a strong communicator, making him well-suited to provide tutoring services. If you are interested in speaking with Jack, please contact the OBA office by email at oba@churchie.com.au or by phoning 07 3896 2203.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stay safe!

To Who?

Old Boy James Tait (2018) showed many talents both on and off the court whilst at Churchie, particularly as Captain of the First V Basketball team. However, it …

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To Who?

Old Boy James Tait (2018) showed many talents both on and off the court whilst at Churchie, particularly as Captain of the First V Basketball team. However, it was his surprise love of playing the character of Captain Hook in the school play that has steered his direction and determination. “Being on that stage in Morris Hall, cemented my love of theatre. That performance gave me the confidence to successfully audition at the Queensland Conservatorium to study acting.” James explains further: “It was the advice, guidance and confidence from my teachers at Churchie that got me over the line.”

Even though they are still undertaking their degrees, James and his fellow young actors have shown tremendous talent and entrepreneurship in producing and writing their own script. These brave and intrepid actors love performing live so much that they are willing to put forth their own money, time and belief in their artistic integrity to write and produce a show- all to bring the live experience back. They have already received praise for the script from the New York theatre industry. TO WHO? is now ready for audiences, with Brisbane having the first opportunity to enjoy. Support their journey and have a great night out this Xmas season! We wish James and everyone involved all the very best for the show.

Be among the first 50 ticket purchasers from Churchie (Old Boys and current staff) to receive 50% discount off the ticket price. Simply add Promo code CHURCHIE to your booking when prompted.
Go to https://www.trybooking.com/BMSHW

2020 Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament

‘First In – First Served’ Meet and have the chance to play with tennis professional and Old Boy John Millman (2006), as well as Churchie’s …

Monday 14 December
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2020 Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament

‘First In – First Served’

Meet and have the chance to play with tennis professional and Old Boy John Millman (2006), 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. The format for the day will be 24 doubles teams competing in a round robin format. It is encouraged that at least one player from each doubles pairing is either a Churchie Old Boy or current Churchie student.

We are also offering a Family Doubles casual hit-out as the curtain raiser for $30 per doubles pairing (e.g. Father & Son, Mother & Daughter, Uncle & Nephew) .

There will also be a sausage sizzle for players and spectators. If you simply wish to come and spectate we look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a great event.

Date:
Monday 14 December 2020

Time:
Family Doubles
3 pm – 5 pm

Old Boys Tournament
6 pm – 9 pm

Cost:
Family Doubles
$30 per doubles pairing

Old Boys Tournament
$55 per person or $100 per doubles pairing

Tickets:
Please click here to purchase your tickets online for Family Doubles.
Please click here to purchase your tickets online for the Old Boys Tournament.

RSVP:
no later than Sunday 13 December 2020

Churchie Network Volleyball 2021

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 …

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Churchie Network Volleyball 2021

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. The major premise of Churchie Network Volleyball is to connect our volleyball community in a fun and inclusive environment, whilst also offering alternatives for students to engage in social physical activity and sport outside of the traditional GPS system. After an amazing response to Churchie Network Volleyball in Term 4, the competition will again take place in Term 1, 2021.

With so many Old Boys giving back to the blue and grey through the volleyball program, in which most coaches are Old Boys, this new competition is definitely in good hands. In the featured image above are (L-R) are Darcy Cox (2014), Liam Norris (2012), Adam Sas (2015), Shaun McLean (1998) – Director of Volleyball, Will Mercer (2008), Oliver Crofts (2016), Ashton Murphy (2011).

Please click here for more details. Registrations are now open until Wednesday 3 February 2021.

More details are provided below, however if you have any further questions please email the Director of Volleyball, Old Boy Shaun McLean (1998) at Shaun.McLean@churchie.com.au

Where: Sir John Pidgeon Sports Centre, Churchie
Who: Students Years 7-12, Old Boys, Staff and Churchie Parents (everyone welcome)
Draw: 8-week season (6 rounds and 2 weeks of finals/playoffs)
Registrations: You can register as an individual or as a team.
Individual cost: $50 for the season
Team cost: $350 per team (minimum of 7 players = $50 each for the season)
Teams:                        Teams must have a minimum of 7 players. All players must have closed shoes.
Divisions:                     Dependent on participant numbers. Age and ability will be considered.
Uniforms:                     Not required, however team uniforms are encouraged.

Assisting Archives

GOODWIN HOUSE – Seniors & House Photographs For Old Boys of Goodwin House who have any of the following photos, our School Archivist Mr Peter …

Who, When, Where?
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Assisting Archives

GOODWIN HOUSE – Seniors & House Photographs

For Old Boys of Goodwin House who have any of the following photos, our School Archivist Mr Peter Collin would like to hear from you. As Goodwin House is being refurbished during the Christmas holidays, Peter is making a push to locate these photographs ahead of doing a flip file and wall display in the new space. Please note that you don’t need to part ways with these treasured memories. They can be digitally scanned, added to the collection and returned to you promptly.

– 1955, 1959
– 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
– 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974

Please never assume that any items, photographs, programmes etc. will already be in the school records. At any time, if you have any formal or informal images (e.g. houses, senior cohorts, sporting teams) that you would like to share of your time at Churchie they will be welcomed.

If you can Assist Archives, please contact our School Archivist, Mr Peter Collin on 07 3896 2137, or click here to email the OBA.

TWO ‘ 2 for $22’ Offers

TWO ‘2 for $22’ Offers For a limited time you can catch these marvellous ‘2 for $22’ offers from our high quality range of OBA …

Classic Catches!
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TWO ‘ 2 for $22’ Offers

TWO ‘2 for $22’ Offers

For a limited time you can catch these marvellous ‘2 for $22’ offers from our high quality range of OBA merchandise. To order online, please click on the relevant links below.

OBA ‘2 for $22’ Offer – Viking Socks
– OBA Socks featuring Viking helmets (2 colours and 2 sizes from which to choose)

AND/OR

OBA ‘2 for $22’ Offer – Stubby Cooler & Bottle Opener
– OBA logo Bottle Opener (pocket/wallet sized)
– OBA Stubby Cooler

Your purchase may be collected from the Churchie Shop at 14-18 Oaklands Parade.
N.B. The Churchie Shop will be closed for the holiday period from Friday 4 December 2020 to Friday 8 January 2021 inclusive.

Delivery can also be requested for $5 per bundle.
N.B. From Monday 11 December to Friday 18 December, delivery orders placed whilst the Churchie Shop is closed will be despatched by the OBA office.

Offers end on Sunday 31 January 2021.

All items are available for individual purchase, including the OBA Viking Socks for $15 per pair. Online payment links for the socks are listed below by size and colour. Please also view our full range of OBA merchandise which is available for purchase online, or directly from the Churchie Shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s About Time!

The OBA Committee have commissioned Adina Watches to create this beautiful bespoke timepiece. Exhibiting all the features and functionalities of the limited edition watch (except …

OBA Watch
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The OBA Committee have commissioned Adina Watches to create this beautiful bespoke timepiece. Exhibiting all the features and functionalities of the limited edition watch (except for the OBA centenary references), 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.

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.

Support those who Support Us!

                                        
                 
    

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 …

Connect with the OBA
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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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