June 2019

Whilst football was introduced to Churchie in 1972, since its introduction into the GPS competition in 1991 the school has battled long and hard to secure the elusive title. That was until Friday 21 June 2019. Coached by former Brisbane Roar player Warren Moon and captained by Lachlan Smith, son of Old Boy Russell Smith (1985), our First XI Football team reaped the rewards of a rigorous and competitive season (6 wins, one draw and one loss) to secure the school’s first-ever GPS Football Premiership. In doing so they won the title outright. Congratulations to all involved on this historic achievement.

From an Old Boys perspective, there have been many recent significant achievements. Most notable are those who have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Please refer to the Old Boys Achievements section of this newsletter for full details.

On Friday 21 June, almost 50 Old Boys came together for the 2019 Old Boys’ Sydney Reunion. Generously hosted by Morgans Financial and with particular thanks to Old Boy Andrew McAfee (2009), it was a tremendous evening. Please click here to view a selection of photos from the evening.

Invitations have now been sent for the 2019 OBA Annual Dinner to be held on Friday 16 August in Rivershed East at Howard Smith Wharves. These invitations highlighted the exciting news that our Guest Speaker for the evening 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. Interest in the event is already gaining momentum, so please ensure you book early to secure your seat. Tickets can either be purchased individually for $95 or as a table booking for $800 (i.e $80 per person). The following day, Saturday 17 August, is our annual Old Boys’ Day. This is the afternoon the school plays Gregory Terrace in both rugby and basketball. For more details, please refer to the Reunions and Events calendar later in this newsletter.

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Please also ensure that you lock in the evening of Monday 16 December, 6 pm – 9 pm, for the third Annual Old Boys’ Tennis Tournament. Meet and have the chance to play with 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.

Job Search
Tom Fewtrell (2014)
Tom
was a boarder at Churchie between 2012 and 2014.  He recently completed a Bachelor of Business with a Logistics and Human Resources double major and is currently looking for work within the logistics industry. Tom is currently living in Brisbane but would be willing to move if required. If you have an opportunity for Tom, or are able to provide some guidance in his search, please contact the OBA office by email at oba@churchie.com.au or by phoning 07 3896 2203.

Patron of ‘the churchie’

Old Boy Sam Cranstoun (2004) is the newly appointed Patron of the churchie. Established in 1987, this highly regarded national emerging art prize is dedicated …

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Patron of ‘the churchie’

Old Boy Sam Cranstoun (2004) is the newly appointed Patron of the churchie. Established in 1987, this highly regarded national emerging art prize is dedicated to innovation and excellence across contemporary, traditional and new media genres.

“It is with great pride that I take on the role of Patron of the churchie national emerging art prize. In the early stages of my career, exhibiting as a finalist in the churchie was a key part of my professional development, allowing my work to reach new audiences, as well as giving me the opportunity to exhibit alongside some of the nation’s best-emerging artists. Since then, I have keenly followed the churchie and watched as its past finalists have gone on to grow and refine their careers, and exhibit on a national stage. The support offered by the churchie is truly invaluable for emerging creative practitioners, and I look forward to taking on a more active role in supporting this new generation of artists as Patron of the churchie.”​

Sam’s multidisciplinary practice combines various forms of research with a wide array of media to create work that investigates different systems of representation. His work regularly focuses on historical figures and events as a way of exploring how history is shaped, how it functions and how we as spectators rely on different visual systems as a way of understanding the past. His practice traverses a variety of mediums, including collage, sculpture, painting, drawing, watercolour, sculpture and video, focusing on historical figures, events and images as a way of exploring how history and current affairs are shaped and how we respond.

The OBA are proud to continue their long association with ‘the churchie’ as a Major Sponsor.

Please click here to read more about Sam.

Photo: Cydney Holm

School of Origin

Over the past week it has been tremendous to be able to welcome back two Churchie Old Boys on official visits, Michael Johnston (1996) and …

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School of Origin

Over the past week it has been tremendous to be able to welcome back two Churchie Old Boys on official visits, Michael Johnston (1996) and Kalyn Ponga (2015).

In November 2018 we featured an article about the inspiration Michael drew from his years in Churchie Prep and more particularly his fond memories of competing in the annual Churchie Prep Billy Cart Grand Prix in 1990 and 1991. Ahead of this year’s Billy Cart Grand Prix, to be held on Thursday 20 June, it was a timely visit. The excitement from the boys was palpable. After reading to the Reception class, Michael moved up to the JB Adams Memorial Library to sign some copies of his book before presenting to the boys on Prep Assembly in Morris Hall. He also took the opportunity to walk the course he had raced in his day, which is now a landscaped playground and courtyard for Years 4 to 6.

It was also a pleasure to welcome Kalyn Ponga back to Churchie for a brief filming session related to his selection and involvement in the State of Origin series. As a member of the First XV undefeated premiership team of 2014, Kalyn impressed everyone with his attacking and defensive abilities across the field. Despite the high levels of public attention Kalyn is now receiving as an outstanding high-profile sportsman, he continues to impress with his gentlemanly demeanor and humility. After playing a pivotal role in Queensland’s Game 1 win, we wish Kalyn the very best for the rest of the series and indeed his burgeoning sporting career.

Featured Image: Michael reading his book, The Great Billy Cart Grand Prix, to the Reception class.
Header Image: Louie Carr-Brown, Lochie Butterworth-Love, Myburgh Van Wyk and Harry Crain with Kalyn.

Words of Wisdom

Old Boy Eugene Dragut (2016) recently had the privilege of attending the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Fukuoka, Japan. The G20 YEA …

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Words of Wisdom

Old Boy Eugene Dragut (2016) recently had the privilege of attending the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Fukuoka, Japan. The G20 YEA is a network of over 500 000 young entrepreneurs in the world and the organisations that represent them. Selected delegates from each of the G20 nations come together at the summit to share ideas and contribute to G20 policy through submitting a final communiqué. The communiqué that was signed and released at the Japan Summit focused on the global challenge of how entrepreneurs can “imagine an economy for a sustainable future”. Please click here to view the full document.

One of the fantastic opportunities Eugene received as an Australian delegate was meeting with the Australian Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Ian Brazier (1983). As a fellow Old Boy, Ian shared his insights on the potential for even greater economic cooperation between Australia and Japan as well as reflecting on his formative experiences at Churchie. Eugene observed, “I just thought it was a great moment and very interesting how even in a major regional city in Japan, two Churchie Old Boys managed to meet by pure coincidence.”

Ian noted, “Eugene may be the first of a large wave of Churchie Old Boys coming to Fukuoka in coming months. Neighboring Oita Prefecture is the hosting two of the Wallabies matches during the Rugby World Cup”.

Featured Image: Old Boy Eugene Dragut (2016), pictured sixth from left and fellow Old Boy Ian Brazier (1983), pictured fifth from left. (Note Ian’s superb tie selection for the meeting!)

Old Boy Achievements

Congratulations to the following Old Boys for their recognition in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the …

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Old Boy Achievements

Congratulations to the following Old Boys for their recognition in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

  • Mr Graham Bell (1954) for significant service to family law, and to the judiciary.
  • Professor Bruce Black (1964) for significant service to otolaryngology, and to medical education.
  • Mr Paul Clauson (1966) for significant service to the law, and to the people and Parliament of Queensland.

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

  • Dr David McDonald (1968) for service to medicine as a paediatrician.
  • Mr Daniel O’Connor (1978) for service to the law, and to the community.

Australian Police Medal (APM)

  • Chief Superintendent Benjamin Marcus (1986)

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

  • Colonel Mark Ascough (1992 for distinguished leadership in warlike operations as the Commander of the Kabul Garrison Command Advisory Team and Senior Mentor to the Kabul Garrison Commander, whilst deployed on Operation HIGHROAD in Afghanistan from June 2017 to February 2018.

Congratulations to the following Old Boys for completing Gold level for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

  • Maxwell Bell (2018)
  • Alexander Cockerill (2018)
  • William Richardson (2018)
  • Alexander Russell (2018)
  • Bailey Shepherd (2018)

Eddy Ross (2012)
Eddy and his mates at TradeMutt took out this year’s Queensland Men’s Health Awards, based on the key criteria that they provide the most impactful male-friendly service to enhance the lives of men and boys.

Jason Gilmore (1995)
As coach of the Australian U20 Rugby team, Jason guided his Junior Wallabies into the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2019 in Argentina. Despite a gallant performance, France prevailed as defending champions to win 24-23. To view highlights from the match, please click here.

Zac Stubblety-Cook (2017)
Zac has qualified in the 200m Breaststroke for the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea from 12 – 28 July 2019.

Fred Fewtrell (2018)
On Saturday 8 June, Fred made his Brisbane Premier Grade Rugby debut for Easts against GPS. Below is a photo of the Fewtrell family after the match.
L-R: Tom Fewtrell (2014), Mr Doug Fewtrell, Fred Fewtrell (2018), Mrs Susie Fewtrell and Sophie Fewtrell.

 

 

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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20 Year Reunion | 1999 Old Boys
Saturday 20 July 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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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.

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.

the churchie 2019

Entries for the churchie national emerging art prize are now open, until the 14 July 2019. All Australian emerging visual artists (over the age of …

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the churchie 2019

Entries for the churchie national emerging art prize are now open, until the 14 July 2019. All Australian emerging visual artists (over the age of 18), serious about developing their professional arts practice, are encouraged to apply. The overall prize winner will be awarded a $15,000 non-acquisitive cash prize. Old Boy Sam Cranstoun (2004) is the newly appointed Patron of the churchie 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.

Wheel and Walk 2019

In June 2018 we featured an article about Old Boy John Flower (1982) who was born with two medical conditions, spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The …

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Wheel and Walk 2019

In June 2018 we featured an article about Old Boy John Flower (1982) who was born with two medical conditions, spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The invitation is again open to help John and his colleagues at SBH QLD to raise much-needed funds for children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus through the 2019 Wheel & Walk Fun Run & Community Event

Date: Sunday 21 July 2019
Location: Orleigh Park, 6 Hill End Terrace, West End
Times:
8.30am SSKB Wheel & Walk Community Day
10.00am SSKB Wheel & Walk Fun Run

Churchie Rugby Luncheon 2019

On Friday 26 July, commencing at 11.30 am, the annual Churchie Rugby Luncheon will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hosted boy Fox …

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Churchie Rugby Luncheon 2019

On Friday 26 July, commencing at 11.30 am, the annual Churchie Rugby Luncheon will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hosted boy Fox Sports’ Greg Clark, this year’s guest speaker is author, writer and rugby commentator Mick Colliss. To secure your seat, please click here – $1950 per table of 10 or $195 per person.

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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