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Academic Results 2017 A summary of the academic results achieved by Churchie’s 2017 Year 12 cohort.

OP Results Year 12 Achievements Words of Wisdom


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Welcome from the Headmaster It is a great pleasure to present this booklet to acknowledge and celebrate the academic results of the young men of the class of 2017.

As an academic institution, we deeply value intellectual and scholastic pursuits and recognise our role, in partnership with parents and the community, in assisting our young men to develop habits that will enable them to continue their pursuit of knowledge and learning throughout their lives. Our central goal is to develop confident young men who can learn anew in any setting throughout the world, a result of the high expectations of our learning community.

At Churchie, academic growth, challenge and improvement are central to all we do. Accordingly, the academic culture at Churchie is very strong indeed. It is a culture that has been built upon 106 years of effort and high achievement, producing many fine young men, including 11 Rhodes Scholars.

In bringing the achievements of our young men to you, I pay tribute to our academic leaders, heads of faculty, housemasters and teachers, all of whom provide high-quality teaching, professional expertise, generous encouragement and inspiration. All of our teaching and corporate services staff believe deeply in the potential and future of each young man.

I also acknowledge the support of our parents and the wider school community, who contribute to the mission of encouraging each young man to realise his goals and aspirations. May I commend to you the words of wisdom from our exceptional scholars featured in this publication. Their reflections provide mature insights into their successful approach to learning and scholarship. It is my hope that this advice will provide great encouragement and insight to the young men who follow in the years ahead. On behalf of the Churchie community, I warmly congratulate the students, staff and parents of the class of 2017 for their outstanding achievements and wish them every success for the future. Yours sincerely Dr Alan Campbell Headmaster

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Tradition of excellence

Congratulations to all the young men of Year 12, 2017. Their successes can be greatly attributed to a balanced and broad liberal education, where they have embraced Churchie’s four tenets, building upon the school’s tradition of excellence.

The second was scholarship, represented by the use of ‘grammar’ in the title of the school. Canon Morris said, ‘A well-trained and cultured mind is needed by all.’ The third objective encompassed the ‘Viking touch’ and the school’s motto, alis aquilae (on eagles’ wings). Canon Morris asserted:

Tradition is important at Churchie. School Founder Canon Morris’s 1948 publication, Sons of Magnus: First Steps of a Queensland School includes a reflective letter where he wrote to Ernie Biggs on the ‘object of the school’. There is much today that resonates with the ideals and vision of Churchie’s founder as we seek to prepare our young men to lead in an ever-connected and global community. The first objective was to develop men of character in the Christian tradition. This includes courtesy, chivalry and other gentlemanly qualities, such as courage, honour, a sense of duty, mercy and patience. These qualities are developed through our devotion to spiritual awareness and the balance of co-curricular and service programmes.

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We must train people for enterprise and with an adventurous spirit. In other words, aim at leadership and initiative. There is no question that dogged courage, endurance, patience and grit are our birth right. These ideals remain relevant to our young men of today and are evident in the achievements of our 2017 graduating cohort. Canon Morris concludes his letter by stating one of the chief aims of the school: To inspire boys to strive for honour in the service of their fellows: to go out with noble ambition, on a great adventure! As leaders in the education of boys, we know that such an approach fosters a creative and balanced holistic education.

An education that embraces intellectual endeavour, a love of learning beyond the classroom, spiritual awareness and co-curricular pursuits. This builds character, which leads to the development of accomplished young men who are able to lead in the globalised world. I wish our Year 12 students of 2017 well as they prepare to embark on their next great adventure from Churchie. I also acknowledge the tireless efforts and care provided by our talented and exceptional teachers, pastoral leaders and parents. It is only with their support that our boys are able to realise their aspirations. Andrew Wheaton Deputy Headmaster (Academic)


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Academic achievement 2017 summary • 48% achieved OP 1 to 5 • 83% achieved OP 1 to 10 • 96% achieved OP 1 to 15 • 23 Students (11%) achieved an OP 1 • Average OP of 6.5 • Median OP of 6 • 100% QCE attainment • 45% QCS A grades

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Strength in numbers As evidenced by this publication, the class of 2017 is reaping the rewards from their dedication and tenacity to complete Year 12 with a sense of accomplishment. The highlight for me was the effective teamwork characterised by this group. Collectively, each student: • u  nderstood his goals and was committed to attaining them • had a strong sense of belonging • t reasured his unique personality while seeking out and respecting the viewpoints of others.

I congratulate the 2017 cohort on their outstanding academic results.

The collective effort and teamwork of this cohort is exemplified by outstanding QCS results. The School Captain, Vice-Captains and Prefects understood the challenge of improving QCS results, and they

motivated and empowered the cohort to take control of their learning and to accomplish their goals. The Churchie community is immensely proud of these achievements, which could not have been achieved without the influence and motivation of the outstanding educators we are blessed with at this school. I thank everyone involved in the attainment of these results, especially the QCS teachers, teaching and corporate staff, students and parents for your contribution. I have no doubt that the words of wisdom presented in this publication will motivate and inspire others to fulfil their dreams. Marcia Brumpton Dean of Studies (Years 10 to 12)

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Tian Qin

Sean Riksen

International scholar of the arts

Ivy League offer

Tian Qin has been accepted into one of the world’s top art and design universities, the University of the Arts London (UAL). He will commence his studies in a foundation course followed by a Bachelor of Fashion in September 2018.

Sean Riksen has received an offer to attend one of the world’s leading universities, The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). He will commence in August 2018 with a view to study either Cognitive Science or Mathematical Economics at UPenn’s College of Arts and Sciences.

When asked why he chose to apply to overseas colleges, Tian said, ‘The colleges in UAL have been widely regarded as the best fashion schools in the world. I wanted to study overseas because I’d like to experience something that is new and exciting.’ ‘Studying at UAL will be an extremely tough road, but I am sure it will be a fun and worthwhile journey. I hope to have a profound understanding of the industry and to intern at some famous fashion houses to see how other designers work and how these houses run their companies. After my successful graduation and a few years of working, I hope to establish a label of my own,’ Tian said. Tian was an exemplary student throughout his time at Churchie, involved in music, debating, tennis and Churchie’s gifted education programme. Tian’s proficiency in art was recognised and encouraged. He was a finalist in the Wool4School design competition in both 2016 and 2017 and was awarded the Churchie Old Boys’ Association Prize for the Piece Most Reflective of Churchie Values at CART, Churchie’s annual art exhibition. Churchie congratulates Tian on his acceptance into the University of the Arts London.

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Receiving an offer from this leading Ivy League university is an incredible accomplishment. Ranked tenth in the world by The World University Rankings, UPenn’s 2018 entry was highly competitive, with only 8.4 per cent of the nearly 44,500 applicants receiving an offer. Sean said that he applied to overseas universities for a world-class education, the thrill of living somewhere new, access to an international network and the opportunity to learn from world-renown professors. Sean said, ‘Coming out of Year 9, I was not an A student,’ but, with determination and strong mentorship throughout his school years, he has not only achieved success at Churchie but now opened doors overseas. Ever since he began Senior School at Churchie, Sean has wanted to be a paediatric surgeon, choosing UPenn for its affiliation with one of America’s leading paediatric hospitals, the Perelman School of Medicine. ‘I am also very passionate about forming a universal standard of healthcare, which will require a comprehensive understanding of economics and the law.’ Sean is a passionate, service-minded young man who shows dedication in his studies and commitments. We congratulate him on his successful application and wish him luck with his Ivy League study experience.


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Distinguished academic achiever James Dyer, 2017 Dux of the School and third generation Churchie Old Boy, was recognised as one of Queensland’s leading scholars by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

At the annual QCE Awards on 17 February 2018, James received a Distinguished Academic Achiever Award for demonstrating exceptionally high achievement across a diverse range of learning areas. The QCE Awards recognise and reward Queensland’s highest-performing Year 12 students for their outstanding academic achievement in their senior school studies. Award recipients were selected by comparing achievements in the following areas: • overall Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test performance • tertiary entrance ranking • number of semesters at a very high achievement (VHA) standard (20 or more) • performance in authority subjects • QCE credit for authority subjects • total QCE credit. The prestigious and highly selective Distinguished Academic Achiever Award was presented to only 28 Queensland students, placing James ahead of more than 50,000 of his peers across the state. James has also advanced to the final stages of the USA National Merit Scholarship Programme, which attracts around 1.6 million applications from more than 22,000 high schools. As a finalist, James has joined an elite

James Dyer after receiving his QCAA award

group of 7500 Merit Scholars by demonstrating, through distinguished performance, high potential for future academic accomplishment. This is

further acknowledgement of James’s outstanding academic achievements, for which Churchie heartily congratulates him.

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OP students 1 to 5 First Name Surname

OP

First Name Surname

OP

First Name Surname

OP

William

ANDERSON

1

Karan

SHUKLA

2

Taylor

LEGGETT

4

Matthew

BINKS

1

George

STEPHANOS

2

Vaughan

MAREGA

4

Aaron

BRONITT

1

William

STEVENS

2

Jacob

MULLEN

4

Aidan

BURNE-JOHNSTON

1

Callum

WALKER

2

Trung

NGUYEN-DUC

4

Justin

CHEN

1

Harry

BARAKAT

3

Jacob

PERRY

4

Daniel

CONOMOS

1

Jonathan

BARRON

3

Pieter

PRETORIUS

4

James

DYER

1

Max

BRADLEY

3

Coen

SCHMIDT

4

Michael

EFSTATHIS

1

Jack

BRADY

3

Ewan

SINGH

4

Thomas

HAINS

1

Edward

COOK

3

Karika

SOJNOCKI

4

James

HESSE

1

James

FINNIMORE

3

Izaac

STUBBLETY-COOK

4

Eric

HUANG

1

Joshua

FLEMING

3

Blake

USHER

4

Simon

IE

1

Jack

GADSBY

3

Tom

WHITE

4

William

JORDAN

1

Lachlan

HALLER

3

James

ARCHER

5

Harry

LEE-JONES

1

Aubrey

JOB

3

Callam

BOND

5

Lachlan

MARCHANT

1

Christopher

LEOTTA

3

Harrison

CONN-TAYLOR

5

Caleb

MIN

1

William

MADDERS

3

William

CREW

5

Thomas

PETERS

1

Benjamin

MARKEY

3

William

EDWARDS-DAVIS

5

Tian

QIN

1

Darcy

MARSH

3

Lachlan

FOX

5

Sean

RIKSEN

1

Alexander

MCDOWELL

3

Thomas

GIGGLE

5

Jack

ROBINSON

1

George

MULHEARN

3

Matthew

GRIFFITHS

5

Shiven

SINGH

1

Tomas

PERKINS

3

Christopher

LANGLEY

5

Thomas

WILKINSON

1

Edward

POWELL

3

Lachlan

MACFARLANE

5

Alexander

WINN

1

Lachlan

REEDMAN

3

Myles

MACPHERSON

5

Nathan

BEIL

2

Zachary

SCHOFIELD

3

Vincent

MO

5

Flynn

CONROY

2

Nicholas

STAMATIOU

3

Tyler

NIX

5

William

HOUGHTON

2

Samuel

WESTON

3

Quinn

RASHFORD

5

Will

HOWARD

2

Harrison

ASHLEY

4

Edwin

SEDGWICK

5

Marcus

JERDAN

2

Elias

CHRISTODOULOU

4

Tanaporn

SIRISOMPHONE

5

Aroon

KESAVAN

2

Angus

HARLAND

4

Benjamin

STANIC

5

Terry

LUO

2

Benjamin

JOHNSON

4

Jacob

WALA

5

Fraser

MOUNTFORD

2

Adam

LAVIS

4

Gus

PURSEY

2

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QCS ‘A’ grades First Name

Surname

First Name

Surname

First Name

Surname

William

ANDERSON

James

HESSE

Jacob

MULLEN

James

ARCHER

Will

HOWARD

Herbert

MURPHY

Harry

BARAKAT

Eric

HUANG

Spencer

MURPHY-WARD

Nathan

BEIL

Simon

IE

Tomas

PERKINS

Matthew

BINKS

Marcus

JERDAN

Jacob

PERRY

Callam

BOND

Aubrey

JOB

Thomas

PETERS

Max

BRADLEY

William

JORDAN

Pieter

PRETORIUS

Jack

BRADY

Aroon

KESAVAN

Gus

PURSEY

Aaron

BRONITT

Adam

LAVIS

Quinn

RASHFORD

David

BROWN

Harry

LEE-JONES

Lachlan

REEDMAN

Aidan

BURNE-JOHNSTON

Taylor

LEGGETT

Sean

RIKSEN

Zachary

CHARLES

Christopher

LEOTTA

Jack

ROBINSON

Justin

CHEN

Terry

LUO

Coen

SCHMIDT

Daniel

CONOMOS

Lachlan

MACFARLANE

Ewan

SINGH

Flynn

CONROY

Lachlan

MACLEOD

Shiven

SINGH

Edward

COOK

William

MADDERS

Benjamin

STANIC

Nicholas

DAWSON

Lachlan

MARCHANT

James

STANLEY

James

DYER

Benjamin

MARKEY

George

STEPHANOS

William

EDWARDS-DAVIS

Jeremy

MARKEY

Jack

THOMASON

Michael

EFSTATHIS

Darcy

MARSH

Blake

USHER

James

FINNIMORE

Cameron

MCCARTHY

Callum

WALKER

Jack

GADSBY

Alexander

MCDOWELL

Samuel

WESTON

Thomas

GIGGLE

Mitaru

MCGAUGHEY

Tom

WHITE

Matthew

GRIFFITHS

Caleb

MIN

Thomas

WILKINSON

Thomas

HAINS

Jordi

MORGAN

Alexander

WINN

Angus

HARLAND

Fraser

MOUNTFORD

Benjamin

HASTINGS

George

MULHEARN

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Year 12 awards Outstanding Academic and All-Round Excellence The Tyrwhitt Memorial Cup – Dux of the School

The Barry Kelly Making of Men Award Aidan Burne-Johnston

James Dyer

The John Crampton Andrews Memorial Award Matthew Binks

The Spirit of Churchie Award Michael Efstathis

The C E Elliott Rhodes Scholarship Award – Proxime Accessit to the Dux Caleb Min

Academic Excellence William Anderson

Jack Robinson

Matthew Binks

Karan Shukla

Aaron Bronitt

Shiven Singh

QUT Science and Engineering Faculty Dean’s Award for Engineering Technology Prize

Aidan Burne-Johnston

Alexander Winn

Nathan Beil

Michael Efstathis

The Ausenco Engineering Scholarship

Thomas Hains

William Anderson

University of Queensland Create Change Achievement Award

Daniel Conomos

Simon Ie Lachlan Marchant

Bond University Collegiate Scholarship

Thomas Peters

Izaac Stubblety-Cook

Harry Lee-Jones

Aidan Burne-Johnston

Sean Riksen

Outstanding Academic Excellence The Morris Hart Memorial Prize Tian Qin

The George Weatherlake Memorial Prize

The Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary Caleb Min

William Jordan

The E D Lee Memorial Prize Eric Huang

The I M Williamson Memorial Bursary The Neville Harpham Memorial Prize

Thomas Wilkinson

Thomas Wilkinson

Tri-Service Cadet Awards The P V O Fleming Memorial Trophy

The M L Hansen Memorial Cup

The C D Mackelmann Memorial Prize

Cadet Chief Petty Officer William Veal

Cadet Under Officer Barclay Roach

Cadet Under Officer Jack Gadsby

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Year 12 awards Subject Prizes The Kevin S White Memorial Prize for Accounting

The Anglican Financial Services (ANFIN) Award for Economics

The Keith A Dan Memorial Prize for Mathematics C

Samuel Davies

Nathan Beil

Caleb Min

The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland Prize for Agricultural Science

Engineering Technology

Modern History

Nathan Beil

Alexander Winn

James Archer

The W C Milligan Memorial Prize for English

Music

Ancient History

Thomas Wilkinson

Alexander Winn

The John Atherton Young Memorial Prize for Biology Alexander Winn

Film, Television and New Media Lachlan Macfarlane

French Aaron Bronitt

William Jordan

Music Extension Edward Cook

Philosophy and Religion James Dyer

The Boyd N Kleinschmidt Memorial Prize for Chemistry

Geography

The John N Palethorpe Prize for Physical Education

James Dyer

Aaron Bronitt

Gus Pursey

Chinese Mandarin

The Dallas Wallace Memorial Prize for Information Processing and Technology

The Allan R Townsend Memorial Prize for Physics

Caleb Min

The Ian Cameron Design Award Lewis Solomon

Drama Lachlan Haller

Earth Science Harrison Ashley

James Dyer

Caleb Min

Japanese

The Ham Family Prize for Religious Education

James Dyer

Christopher Leotta

Mathematics A

Technology Studies

Benjamin Markey

Damian Noviello

Mathematics B

Visual Art

James Dyer

Tian Qin

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Year 12 awards All-Round Excellence The ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award

The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Creative Writing

Canon Jones Memorial Prize for Service to the School Chapel

Maxim Freeman

Jack Robinson

Maxim Freeman

The Ben Prior Memorial Prize for Debating

The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Public Speaking

The William A Raff Memorial Prize for Service to the Boarding Community

Thomas Wilkinson

Thomas Wilkinson

James Finnimore

The Headmaster’s Prize for Drama

The Archbishop’s Award

Christopher Leotta

Tanaporn Sirisomphone

The Arthur Young Memorial Prize for Service to the School Community

The Headmaster’s Prize for Music

The C J Marjason Memorial Prize

Edward Cook

Jacob Wala

The N C Patrick Prize for Music

Most Outstanding All-Round Contributor to the Co-curricular Programme

Ben Wanstall

The Andrew Rowan Memorial Art Prize Thomas Perkins

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Aidan Burne-Johnston

Vaughan Marega

The Canon Morris Memorial Prize for Service to the School through its Spiritual Life Jordi Morgan


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Year 12 awards Awards Assembly awards The Baggaley Memorial Cup Daniel Rolley

The Basketball Prize Thomas Hains

The W M Bateman Prize Callum Walker

The Sir Donald Bradman Memorial Medal Darcy Marsh

The D C C Crombie Memorial Prize James Finnimore

The Sylvia Dixon Memorial Prize James Finnimore

The Football Prize Nicholas Stamatiou

The Hamilton Cup for Open Tennis Doubles Harry Littlewood and Nicholas Rowan

The Captain W H V Jubb Memorial Prize Darcy Marsh

The McIntyre Cup Tristan Stanghon

The Murray Millett Memorial Prize William Anderson

The Patrick Ryan Memorial Trophy for the Open Cross Country Champion Lachlan Fox

The Persse Challenge Cup Harry Littlewood

The Volleyball Prize Tyler Nix

The C N Watts Prize Harrison Abeya

Sir Leslie Wilson Challenge Cup Matt McGregor

The Applied Science Subject Prize Thomas Kerr

M H Lupton Prize for Manufacturing James Stinson

Recreation Subject Prize Nicholas Richards

The William Young Memorial Prize Fraser Mountford

The Bob Templeton Memorial Medal Jack Slack

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Inspiring success Each year, Churchie invites OP 1 students to return to school for the Headmaster’s OP 1 Assembly. This special occasion is an annual tradition to honour the achievements of our newest Churchie Old Boys and inspire all students to seek academic excellence. On Thursday 22 February 2018, OP 1 scholar and 2017 School Vice-Captain Michael Efstathis delivered the OP 1 Assembly Address to the Senior School.

My fellow graduates of the class of 2017 might be thinking, ‘I would consider it a success if I pass first year.’ The teachers here at Churchie might be thinking, ‘My version of success is to realise the potential of my students or to facilitate the bettering of previous academic records.’ And you boys in the front might be thinking, ‘I’d just be happy to make the footy team.’ I’d like to begin by prefacing this address with a statement. It is almost impossible for anyone to stand up and outline exactly how you can achieve success without first having in our minds a clear definition of what success is. I ask you to think about that for a moment. What would have to happen in the next 12 months in order for you to consider 2018 a successful year? Ultimately that’s the goal, isn’t it? To look back, feel satisfied with yourself and have no regrets. The Year 12s here may be thinking, ‘My definition of success is to be accepted into the course I want, or to have unrivalled spirit at GPS events.’

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These all seem vastly different interpretations, but, in many ways, this is the best definition anyone can come up with:

Success is a personal measure in which very few people share. Often we are told that there is a right way to do things, a tried and tested formula for achieving our goals. In many ways this is true. We have all heard it before, effort equals reward. However, it is important to remember that there is no single road guiding us to our aspirations. More often than not, the road we think we are meant to be on is actually under construction.

It is as much about the journey as the destination. At school, there is immense opportunity to be involved in as much or as little as you wish. So, I would like to present to you some insights into my journey through school. I’ve managed to narrow it down to three key lessons. 1. Prioritise and get organised Find out early what is most important to you and relentlessly pursue it. Remember, however, these things don’t happen without planning. Whether it is leading a balanced and involved school life or, for the Year 12s, recognising the importance of QCS, a well-thought-out study and activity schedule will ensure you maximise your time. 2. Be flexible Things happen, and often they are out of our control, so the more you can learn to adapt the better. Often what you thought you wanted is not what you receive, and it is your ability to respond to these challenges that will determine how you progress through school.


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Sometimes, if you are ever feeling stressed, a good question to ask yourself is, ‘Will this matter to me in five years time?’ If the answer is no, then there is no reason to stress yourself out. But if the answer is yes, then what are you going to do to fix the problem? Being able to put things in perspective and think about the bigger picture is essential when responding to changes. And more than anything it allows you to plan effectively.

3. Reflect without fixating Self assessment is often noted as a key element of any success story. Being able to objectively review the decisions you made, or the course of actions you took, will greatly aid improvement in the future.

Good luck with your personal journey and I hope it brings you great success in 2018. Michael Efstathis School Vice-Captain

The notion of a ‘growth mindset’ is also one that is common in those who achieve their goals. So make sure you utilise the immense support network of teachers, students and family around you to try and better yourself, and ultimately better one another.

Michael Efstathis addressing the Senior School at the Headmaster’s OP 1 Assembly.

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William Anderson Biggs House Success in Year 12 requires persistence, organisation and balance to maximise the enjoyment of the year while maintaining high academic standards. No one learns the same, so developing your own way of thinking and completing tasks is critical. Don’t be afraid to skew from the norm or go the extra mile, because it is the incremental improvements that make the difference. The passion and thrill of playing sport for your school with your mates is something no one should forego. It is this enjoyment that provides a timely break from study; without it, I believe my academics would have suffered.

Awards Academic Excellence Award, The Ausenco Engineering Scholarship, The Murray Millett Memorial Prize

Co-curricular Second XV Rugby, Second IV Tennis

Service Narbethong State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) at The University of Queensland with a view to work in finance in one of the world’s big cities.

Matthew Binks Casey House House Captain Keeping busy helped me manage my time. My best results in the classroom came when I was under high pressure from swimming and music. Create your own personal planner, especially around assessment time, so that you can maximise your school work and sleep around other fixed commitments. There will be times when you need to forgo fun to get your work done.

Awards Academic Excellence Award, The John Crampton Andrews Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic and All-Round Excellence

Co-curricular Swimming (Queensland Schools Pan Pacific team), Water Polo, Morris Wind Symphony, Big Band 1, Drumline

Service Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, OneDay to Conquer Cancer, Red Shield Appeal, Dutton Park State School Special Education Unit, Mother’s Day Classic

Currently studying Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and Economics at the Queensland University of Technology with a view to travel the world managing investment portfolios. Matthew is a recipient of QUT’s Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) Scholarship.

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Aaron Bronitt Hillary House Prefect Year 12 is a challenging period of your life, and I found the most important thing was getting the right amount of sleep. I slept more in Year 12 than I did in Year 11 to I allow my brain and body to work more efficiently during my waking hours. This required me to eradicate any distractions that prevented me from fully focusing on my studies.

Awards Academic Excellence Award, Subject Prizes for French and Geography

Co-curricular Fourth XI Football, Third XV Rugby, Second VI Volleyball

Service Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, Red Shield Appeal, MS Moonlight Walk, Narbethong State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the Australian National University with the hope to work for a non-government organisation overseas, focused on empowering disenfranchised groups with access to legal aid.

Aidan Burne-Johnston Hillary House Churchie gave me such a supportive base, a network of friends that will stick with me for my whole lifetime. It is important not to shut down all your co-curricular activities by focusing just on academics. They complement each other. The service opportunities at the school are genuinely some of the most enjoyable and satisfying elements, so take advantage of these opportunities with both hands.

Awards The Barry Kelly Making of Men Award for exemplifying Churchie’s four tenets, Academic Excellence Award, The University of Queensland Create Change Achievement Award, Most Outstanding All-Round Contributor to the Co-curricular Programme

Co-curricular Chamber Strings, School Choir, String Quartet One, Symphony Orchestra, Third XI Cricket, Second XI Football, Fourth XV Rugby, Gold Queensland Youth Music Award, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Gold)

Service Vanuatu Service Tour, Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, Red Shield Appeal, Mater Little Miracles, Narbethong State Special School, MS Moonlight Walk, Mother’s Day Classic

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Justin Chen Mansfield House Prefect Partaking in service activities has countless benefits. You gain a broader perspective on life, particularly if you embark on an international service tour. It gives you an experience that helps you become more well-rounded. Service activities for me were humbling, satisfying and motivating.

Co-curricular Fourth XI Football, Third XV Rugby, Second VI Volleyball

Service India Service Tour, Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, MacGregor State School Special Education Programme, Red Shield Appeal

Currently studying Bachelors of Science/Laws (Honours) majoring in Biomedical Science at The University of Queensland with a view to become a practitioner of medicine.

Daniel Conomos Biggs House My advice for students preparing for the Queensland Core Skills Test is to go to all the weekly preparation sessions, attempt all the homework given to you and make sure you’re physically and mentally fit for the days of testing.

Awards Academic Excellence Award

Service Narbethong State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Biomedical Science at The University of Queensland to go onto postgraduate medicine with a view to work as a registrar and specialise one day.

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James Dyer Hillary House Dux of the School Churchie challenged me to improve myself, rise to the occasion and become a better person. My advice for Year 12 students is to focus on both the key ideas and details of what you have to learn or produce. Make sure that if you don’t understand something, you ask about it instead of just letting it be. Make sure to manage your time well and realise when you need to cut down on distractions and focus on what really matters.

Awards The Tyrwhitt Memorial Cup for Outstanding Academic and All-Round Excellence (Dux of the School), Subject Prizes for Chemistry, Information Processing and Technology, Japanese, Mathematics B, Philosophy and Religion, QCAA Distinguished Academic Achiever Award

Co-curricular Math Team Challenge

Service Red Shield Appeal, Narbethong State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems) at The University of Melbourne with the support of a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship and a view to work as a software developer.

Michael Efstathis Hillary House School Vice-Captain Outside the discipline and rigour of academia, the ability to connect and work with other people in a team setting was by far the most valuable skill I learned during my time at Churchie. My advice for Year 12 students is to prioritise your time by getting organised early, be flexible and adaptable when faced with a challenge and always reflect on your performance so you can improve next time. Service is an important part of being a well-rounded person. Putting others first is an invaluable leadership skill.

Awards The Spirit of Churchie Award for displaying the most outstanding school spirit, Academic Excellence Award, Queensland Youth Music Gold Award for Choir and member of the Best Vocal Jazz Group

Co-curricular Morris Wind Symphony, Big Band 1, School Choir, Viking Vocalist, Fourth XV Rugby, Cross Country, Second XI Football

Service Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, MS Moonlight Walk, Meals on Wheels, World’s Greatest Shave, Red Shield Appeal, Narbethong State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Science at The University of Queensland. 21


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Thomas Hains Grenfell House Prefect, Captain of Basketball A personal tip would be that every 30 minute block counts. Whether it’s during a lunch break, on a Friday afternoon or on a Sunday night when everyone else is socialising or sleeping, every half an hour period adds up. Playing First V Basketball and maintaining study was challenging. At times, some trainings before exams had to be sacrificed. I also found getting an extra few hours of work after Saturday sports fixtures set me up for a good day of study on Sunday.

Awards Academic Excellence Award, The Basketball Prize

Co-curricular First V Basketball, Cross Country

Service Red Shield Appeal, Nursery Road State Special School, White Ribbon Breakfast

Currently studying Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at The University of Queensland with a hope to obtain an MBA and start a physiotherapy/ health practice.

James Hesse Mansfield House Churchie taught me that practice makes perfect. In my mind, success is a combination of a strong desire to improve, natural ability and hard work. I also believe that, to succeed, you must not let challenging questions or obstacles intimidate you. Fundamentally, your goal is to apply your knowledge to chaotic situations in order to create order and make conclusions. At Churchie, especially in Year 12, you are presented with many opportunities and it is vital that you make the most of them. To be successful in Year 12, you often need to make sacrifices and push yourself beyond your ‘comfort zone’.

Co-curricular First VIII Rowing

Service Walk4BrainCancer, Brain Tumour Awareness Walk

Currently studying Bachelor of Medical Imaging at Queensland University of Technology with a view to study medicine and become a radiologist.

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Eric Huang Nansen House Staying organised is the most important thing you can ever do in preparation for assignments and examinations. This means creating, adjusting and following a study plan you have made throughout the term to understand what needs to be revised in your revision week, as well as the way you set out your work during your exams.

Awards The E D Lee Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence

Co-curricular Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Service Noah’s Ark Toy Library for Children with Special Needs, Ronald McDonald House

Currently studying Bachelor of Medical Science at Griffith University with a view to becoming a medical doctor. Eric is a recipient of Griffith University’s Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship.

Simon Ie Nansen House The most important thing to succeed in assessments is to start early. Digesting what you have learned in every lesson by turning content into neat and concise subject summaries is so helpful that, come exam time, you’ve done a lot of the memorisation and can complete more worksheets and revision questions. Like with most exams, the mindset that you go into the QCS Test with can dictate how well you are going to do. If you are anxious, you can overthink easy questions and run out of time; if you’re overconfident, you might not read questions correctly and lose easy marks. The QCS trial exams are the perfect time to tweak your mentality so you get the best result possible.

Awards Academic Excellence Award

Co-curricular Churchie Guitars

Service Noah’s Ark Toy Library for Children with Special Needs, Red Shield Appeal, Ronald McDonald House

Currently studying Bachelor of Medical Science through Griffith’s Provisional Entry for School Leavers scheme at the University of the Sunshine Coast with the aid of USC Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship and a view to work as a surgeon or physician. 23


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William Jordan Mawson House The service activities I have completed while at Churchie have taught me to recognise that, for most of the world, life is much harder than we realise. Service has taught me to keep recognising this disparity and to act as I venture out into the world. For assignments, no matter the topic, you’ll need time, and lots of it. In fact, I would recommend thinking about your assignment outside of study hours. The best grades come from immersion in your work.

Awards The George Weatherlake Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Subject Prize for Music

Co-curricular Open A Chess, Big Band 1, Drumline, Morris Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble

Service Nursery Road State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics at The University of Queensland with hopes to work as a fund manager on Wall Street.

Harry Lee-Jones Nansen House My advice for students completing assignments is to draft until you feel comfortable with an idea, then develop it further. For exams, anticipate certain questions and draft answers to practice your wording. Doing co-curricular and service activities showed me that many people in these settings are much busier than myself. This helped me understand how much more work I was capable of doing.

Awards Academic Excellence Award

Co-curricular Cadets

Service Noah’s Ark Toy Library for Children with Special Needs, Ronald McDonald House, Red Shield Appeal

Currently studying Bachelor and Master of Engineering (dual degree) at The University of Queensland with a view to running his own business.

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Lachlan Marchant Mawson House Prefect Churchie provided me with the opportunity to discover what I loved and excelled at and gave me all the tools to chase these passions. I met the demands of balancing co-curricular and service activities with academic work by being proactive in my time management and building a consistent study schedule around my activities.

Awards Academic Excellence Award

Co-curricular Australian Philosothon, Air Force Cadets, First V Basketball, Third VI Volleyball

Service Red Shield Appeal, Nursery Road State Special School

Currently studying Bachelors of Arts/Laws, majoring in Political Science and International Relations at The University of Queensland with a view to work as a lawyer or diplomat in New York.

Caleb Min Grenfell House At Churchie, I was inspired to reach outside my comfort zone as well as push myself to my academic limits. A large factor was the vast plethora of opportunities offered to me through rich co-curricular and academic programmes. Do not be afraid to make new ventures into unknown territory and find your niche in the school community, because it makes the whole journey that much more enjoyable. My advice for Year 12 students is to keep on top of learned content so you can identify weaknesses (and strengths) well in advance of exams and allocate study time accordingly to be as efficient as possible with your time.

Awards The C E Elliott Rhodes Scholarship Award (Proxime Accessit to the Dux), The Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary, Subject Prizes for Chinese Mandarin, Mathematics C, Physics

Co-curricular Chamber Strings, Symphony Orchestra, Open B Chess

Service Nursery Road State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Medical Science at Griffith University with a view to work as a doctor at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

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Thomas Peters Kingsley House Something that helped me the most academically was picking someone who is a high achiever and learning from them. Study with them, ask them questions, study their habits and learn what they do differently to you. Once you’ve mastered their habits, and adopted them into your own approach, you will realise that, to be successful, you’ve just got to work smarter.

Awards Academic Excellence Award

Co-curricular Third XI Cricket, Fifth XI Football, Fifth XV Rugby

Service Red Shield Appeal, Brain Tumour Awareness Walk, Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, Bridgewater Creek Water Quality Improvement Project

Currently studying Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) at The University of Queensland with hopes to work in investment banking in Australia or America.

Tian Qin Casey House Churchie surrounds students with a positive study and sports environment which I appreciated a lot. It motivates students to push boundaries and reach their potential. Be proactive in asking teachers questions, and always remember you will never ace a test if you just memorise the content that is being taught to you. You must fully grasp the knowledge and learn to seek extra materials. Enjoy your last year at school and form study groups with other students. This really helps. Don’t be afraid of the workload. Learn to plan early, and have a rough schedule of when to complete each assignment.

Awards The Morris Hart Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Subject Prize for Visual Art

Co-curricular Third IV Tennis

Service Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, Red Shield Appeal, Smith Family Reading Programme

Currently studying Bachelor of Fashion (Honours) at the University of Arts in London with a view to becoming a fashion designer.

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Sean Riksen Biggs House Start early! Don’t wait for exam block to roll around. When you are preparing for exams, study in groups and have study mates, because when you can teach the topic to someone else, you have a true understanding of the subject. The QCS Test is all about confidence and perseverance. It is a long test with a great deal of emphasis placed on what you have to write where. Read and focus on the cues given. The QCS is more of a conformity test than a knowledge test.

Awards Academic Excellence Award

Co-curricular Swimming, Track and Field, First VII Water Polo, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Gold)

Service Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, Red Shield Appeal, MacGregor State School Special Education Programme, Narbethong State Special School, The Pyjama Foundation, Operation Smile Australia

Currently studying Bachelor of Biomedicine (Neuroscience) at the University of Melbourne leading to a Bachelor of Medicine and work as a paediatric surgeon.

Jack Robinson Mansfield House Prefect Involve yourself in as much as possible. Leave nothing on the table. The exhaustion is truly worth it when reflecting on the memories you made throughout the year. Don’t be afraid to fail at some things. You can’t be perfect, but at least you gave it a go.

Awards Academic Excellence Award, The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Creative Writing

Co-curricular First VI Volleyball

Service World’s Greatest Shave, Red Shield Appeal, Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp, MacGregor State Special School Education Programme

Currently studying Bachelor of Science (Chemical Systems) leading to a Masters of Chemical Engineering at The University of Melbourne, with a view to pioneer developments in material science at an engineering firm. Jack is the recipient of The Melbourne National Merit Scholarship.

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Shiven Singh Hillary House Practice having a critical mind that involves you questioning everything about your academic assignments and, more importantly, your approach to the task. Remember that your previous approach to the task may have worked, but there is always room for improvement. Push yourself to do better and, when you look back, you will be amazed at the progress you’ve made.

Awards Academic Excellence Award

Co-curricular QUT Research Immersion Programme at the Institute for Future Environments CARFE centre, Churchie Math Team Challenge

Service Red Shield Appeal

Currently studying Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at Griffith University with the intention to study a Bachelor of Medical Science, followed by a Doctor of Medicine, at Bond University. Studying with the aid of a Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship and a place at the Griffith Honours College. Shiven aims to work at the forefront of medical innovation and provide medical support in the impoverished parts of the world.

Thomas Wilkinson Grenfell House Captain of Debating Listen to your teachers. They understand best the assignments and exams, as well as how you think and learn as an individual. At Churchie, their time and advice is your greatest resource.

Awards The I M Williamson Memorial Bursary for Outstanding Academic Excellence, The Neville Harpham Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence, The Ben Prior Memorial Prize for Debating, The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Public Speaking, Subject Prize for English

Co-curricular Aquila gifted education programme, Senior A Debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Bronze)

Service Red Shield Appeal, Nursery Road State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Economics and International Relations), with a concurrent Diploma of Languages (French) at The University of Queensland with a view to work in an Oxbridge school in the United Kingdom, studying international law and working for the United Nations.

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Alexander Winn Mansfield House Set micro, realistic, but attainable goals, particularly every weekend for each of your subjects. Make these goals hard enough to give you the motivation to strive for better. Believe in yourself. Have confidence that you can achieve your end goal.

Awards Academic Excellence Award, Subject Prizes for Ancient History, Biology and Modern History, Second place in Queensland History Teachers’ Association Writing Competition

Co-curricular Aquila gifted education programme, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Silver), Senior B Debating, Sixth XV Rugby, Open Division Chess

Service Vanuatu Service Tour, Red Shield Appeal, MacGregor State School Special Education Programme

Currently studying Bachelors of Arts/Laws (Economics and Political Science) at The University of Queensland with a view to work in any humanities field.

Headmaster Dr Alan Campbell, Dean of Studies (Years 7 to 9) Mr Paul Diete, Head of Senior School Mr Rod Olsen, Senior Chaplain Fr Bryan Gadd, Deputy Headmaster (Academic) Mr Andrew Wheaton and Dean of Studies (Years 10 to 12) Ms Marcia Brumpton with OP 1 recipients who returned for the Headmaster’s OP 1 Assembly. 29


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Academic Results 2017  

Anglican Church Grammar School's academic results for the graduating class of 2017.

Academic Results 2017  

Anglican Church Grammar School's academic results for the graduating class of 2017.