‘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) …
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.
Monday 14 December 2020
3 pm – 5 pm
Old Boys Tournament
6 pm – 9 pm
$30 per doubles pairing
Old Boys Tournament
$55 per person or $100 per doubles pairing
Please click here to purchase your tickets online for Family Doubles.
Please click here to purchase your tickets online for the Old Boys Tournament.
no later than Sunday 13 December 2020
The second of five boys and son of Andrew Jeremijenko (1984), Old Boy Alex Jeremijenko (2016) spent eight years of his early life growing up …
The second of five boys and son of Andrew Jeremijenko (1984), Old Boy Alex Jeremijenko (2016) spent eight years of his early life growing up in south east Asia before moving to Brisbane and completing his secondary education at Churchie. Having represented Australia at the 2019 U23 world rowing championships, Alex is now rowing at Yale University where he is studying Economics. A love for Asia, that he developed as a young child, also sees him pursuing his interest in meditation and Buddhist Philosophy.
Typical of youth today, Alex’s day was packed with stimulation, quality of sleep was being affected and he was generally becoming anxious. Self-aware enough to notice the cause and effect relationship, Alex realised the need to figure out a different way to cope and became interested in meditation and mindfulness. Consequently, two and a half years ago he started learning Chinese and developing an interest in meditation.
A year later, Alex secured a scholarship for intensive language study in Asia which has seen him spend the first eight months of 2020 living in China/Taiwan, studying Chinese and continuing his meditation practice, all of which he has found to be incredibly rewarding. So, to take his understanding of Meditation and Buddhism to the next level, Alex recently immersed himself in a two-and-a- half-month retreat at the Pa Auk Taiwandipa Samana Sukhavana Monastery in Taiwan, which began with eight-days of silent meditation.
Having completed the retreat and now receiving instruction from the monks there, Alex has begun writing about the experience and sharing more about his personal history with meditation and Buddhism. Alex says: “Our brain is plastic, we can change the way it operates; however, this is not an easy task. For example, perfecting an instrument, a language, or a craft, takes years of sustained and purposeful effort. Through engaging with Buddhist philosophy and meditation, my personal development has helped me to greatly reduce any anxiety, to realise higher academic and sporting achievements. In essence, meditation has given me a way to take control over how I want to live my life.”
Please click here to join Alex’s blog.
Old Boy Andrew Lapthorne (2002) and colleague Christopher Vagalia have recently developed and launched Invest In Me, which can proudly lay claim to being the …
Old Boy Andrew Lapthorne (2002) and colleague Christopher Vagalia have recently developed and launched Invest In Me, which can proudly lay claim to being the first crowdfunding platform in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Many entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially during this time of COVID, are finding it very difficult to operate simply because of funding issues. The Invest In Me platform was created in response to that need. In so doing it allows non-governmental organisations, small to medium enterprises, individuals and various groups to set up fund raising campaigns in order to push their products further and bring development to their respective communities. These causes may include, but are not limited to education, health and medical, infrastructure projects, sports and entertainment as well as fintech/startups. The free service also has built-in social-share capabilities allowing users to share their campaigns on popular social media platforms, thereby providing the ability to reach a wider audience both within PNG and abroad. Furthermore, a built-in Incentive/Rewards system allows backers to receive a reward(s) or Incentive(s) as a token of appreciation for their donations (above a certain amount/threshold). Andrew says: “In essence, Invest In Me is PNG’s version of GoFundMe.”
In light of the above and with the platform’s ability to secure a global market reach and distribution, Andrew is keen to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with players within the business community. To learn more about Invest In Me, please click here or by visiting the links below:
NBC, Business Edge Interview
The Aspiring Leaders’ Programme is an exciting new initiative for Year 9 students from Churchie and St Margaret’s. The coursework for the first component of …
The Aspiring Leaders’ Programme is an exciting new initiative for Year 9 students from Churchie and St Margaret’s. The coursework for the first component of the programme, the Aspiring Leaders’ Course, has been designed to provide a unique insight and perspective on leadership and was presented in pastoral learning groups across terms 2 and 3. For the whole cohort of Year 9 Churchie students, an early highlight of the coursework was a pre-recorded interview (due to COVID restrictions at the time) with Old Boy and Queensland Reds Captain Liam Wright (2014). Reflecting on life and leadership lessons at Churchie, Liam said: “In boarding, the lessons I learned were about work-ethic and drive. If you show that you are willing to work for it, there will be people along the way that will help you. But you’ve got to take those first few steps. There are always people willing to help you out and lend a hand, but the initial drive has to come from within. I learned that from Mr. Cornish pretty early on in boarding and it’s stuck with me.”
After completing the Aspiring Leaders’ Course, 55 boys from Churchie and 45 girls from St Margaret’s recently gathered for the inaugural Aspiring Leaders’ Summit. Attending students were invited to the one day extension event at Churchie, having been selected on assessment of their written application and enthusiasm across the coursework. To present and share their experiences and personal demonstration of leadership in their fields of expertise via interactive workshops, Churchie Old Boys Stuart Waddington (1983), Nick Marshall (1994) and Rhys Ibbott (2005) were accompanied by St Margaret’s Old Girl and Olympian Brittany Elmslie (2011). A key observation from one student that perfectly sums up the benefit and a key objective of the Summit is: “It was a chance to listen to past students of Churchie and St Margaret’s, which showed that they were the same as us and that we could one day be like them.” Writing for the Churchie Weekly, Goodwin House boarder Josh Lord also summated nicely by saying: “We all discovered new and valuable ideas that would benefit the way we manage ourselves and serve others. It was also a great opportunity for the boys and girls to socialise and work together in group discussions with people they had previously not known.”
Featured Image (L-R): Stuart Waddington (1983), Brittany Elmslie (2011), Nick Marshall (1994), Rhys Ibbott (2005).
Please find below some further details about each of the Guest Speakers.
Below (L-R): Liam Wright (2014), Natassja Dasios (Churchie teacher), James Thorpe (Churchie teacher).
Peter Marinos (2008) – Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year. This award recognises a multicultural Brisbane business leader that demonstrates through their business success, …
For more details about your cohort reunion, please click on the relevant link below. Where necessary discussions are taking place between the OBA Office and …
For more details about your cohort reunion, please click on the relevant link below.
Where necessary discussions are taking place between the OBA Office and reunion organisers about the rescheduling of these events. If it becomes necessary to cancel any of these reunions, full refunds will be provided to those Old Boys already registered. 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.
‘2019’ Cohort | New Old Boys Night
Thursday 26 November 2020
5 Year Reunion | 2015 Old Boys
Saturday 28 November 2020
10 Year Reunion | 2010 Old Boys
this reunion will now be held in 2021 (date to be confirmed)
20 Year Reunion | 2000 Old Boys
this reunion will now be held in 2021 (date to be confirmed)
40 Year Reunion | 1980 Old Boys
Saturday 28 November 2020
60 Year Reunion | 1960 Old Boys
this reunion will now be held in 2021 (date to be confirmed)
If you are from the 1950 cohort and would like to assist us to plan your 70 Year Reunion, please email the OBA Office at email@example.com or call Casey on 07 3896 6462.
Please click here to view the full Events and Reunions Calendar.
On Wednesday 2 December, commencing at 11 am, the Churchie Cricket and Rugby Lunch will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hosted by …
On Wednesday 2 December, commencing at 11 am, the Churchie Cricket and Rugby Lunch will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hosted by Ian Healy AO, this year’s guest speaker is comedian Vince Sorrenti. To secure your seat, please click here – $1560 per table of 8 or $195 per person.
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 …
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)
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.
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 …
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.
Found on a Facebook page, the header image is of three Churchie boys at the Ekka in 1950. If anyone is able to identify any …
Found on a Facebook page, the header image is of three Churchie boys at the Ekka in 1950. If anyone is able to identify any of them we would be very appreciative.
Also, if you can assist by providing any of the GPS Track & Field programmes for the years listed below, our School Archivist Mr Peter Collin would like to hear from you.
GPS TRACK & FIELD PROGRAMMES NEEDED
– 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
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.
Please never assume that any items, photographs, programmes etc. will already be in the school records. 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.
If you can Assist Archives, please contact our School Archivist, Mr Peter Collin on 07 3896 2137, or click here to email the OBA.
Current parent Michael Castle is keen to have a chat with interested Old Boys about a number of fantastic opportunities across a range of disciplines …
Current parent Michael Castle is keen to have a chat with interested Old Boys about a number of fantastic opportunities across a range of disciplines at Mondelēz International – some you can even do while studying! Mondelez takes pride in making and baking the world’s most iconic snacking brands, such as Cadbury, Oreo, BelVita, Philadelphia, Pascall and The Natural Confectionery Company. These are great high exposure opportunities for business, commerce or marketing graduates looking to get their foot in the door with a global fast moving consumer goods business!
Work while you study: Join as a Casual Merchandiser to gain a fantastic grounding and understanding of how a multinational fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) business works. As a Casual Merchandiser you can expect to work approximately 15 hours per week, visiting customers and building displays as part of their award winning sales team. You will need access to your own car that is fully insured, and Mondelez will provide the rest, including on the job training, a uniform, and an iPad as a tool of trade.
Work post study: The role of a Territory Manager is full time and permanent, so for this role you will need to be finished your study and be able to work 38 hours per week. As a Territory Manager you can expect to own your own territory of stores, have supervision of your own Casual Merchandisers, being able to influence sales targets across the nation. In return Mondelez will provide you with on the job and leadership training, a company vehicle, a uniform and an iPad as a tool of trade.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact the OBA office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 07 3896 2203. Alternatively, please email Michael Castle (current parent) directly at email@example.com.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
For ease of reference and access, here are some links that will take you directly to frequently viewed pages on the Old Boys website.
Lost Old Boys
Reunions & Events
Churchie Business Network
2020 GPS Schools Sports Calendars
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