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Academic Results 2015 A summary of the academic results achieved by Churchie’s 2015 Year 12 cohort.

OP Results QCS Results Year 12 Awards


‘Effort is a stronger predictor of OP scores than any of the other variables, including ACER (ability) scores.’ von Hippel, 2012


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Message from the Headmaster The School is delighted to present this booklet to you encapsulating a summary of the academic results of the young men of the Class of 2015.

100 years of effort, improvement and high achievement and features eleven Rhodes scholars. 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.

The School community is excited by the global learning opportunities available to our young men today as they focus on the national and international pathways that lie before them. At Churchie, academic attainment is at the heart of all we do. The academic culture at Churchie is very strong indeed. It is built upon over

In celebrating the achievements of our young men, I pay tribute to our academic leaders, Heads of Faculty and teachers who provide quality teaching, professional expertise, generous support and inspiration. Our colleagues believe deeply in the potential and future of each and every young man. We acknowledge the dedication and the will to continually seek improvement, displayed in each young man.

I also acknowledge the support of our parents and wider school community all of whom contribute to the mission of encouraging each young man to realise his goals and aspirations. I commend to you the advice of a number of our young men, captured in these pages, who provide a mature insight into how they approached their learning and scholarship. This advice makes for interesting reading into the nature of contemporary education and will also provide great encouragement to the boys and young men who follow in the years ahead. Once again, I congratulate the students, staff and parents of the Class of 2015 and wish them every success for the future. Yours sincerely Dr Alan Campbell Headmaster

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A C A DEMIC RESULT S 2015

From the Deputy Headmaster – Academic Congratulations to our Class of Year 12, 2015 for their outstanding results. They have established a strong academic legacy and served to contribute to Churchie’s culture of academic excellence through Scholastic Attainment.

most notably in their preparations for the Queensland Core Skills Test. Their learning values of resilience, discipline, preparation, diligence and determination were largely responsible for their record results in this external test.

At Churchie we know that boys achieve academic success when they are immersed in challenging programs that empower them to take responsibility for their own learning. Such an environment, combined with our high expectations, is one in which boys can thrive; academic resilience is a critical skill, where effort is paramount. This premise is particularly significant given Churchie’s research from the University of Queensland’s Psychology faculty which found that’... effort is a stronger predictor of OP scores than any of the other variables, including ACER (ability) scores’ (von Hippel, 2012). Ultimately, the success of this cohort can be attributed to their tremendous effort and support of each other through their studies. This was borne

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In 2015 Churchie boys achieved 26 OP1, 15 OP2, 20 OP3, 18 OP4 and 8 OP5 results, from 199 OP eligible students, with 227 boys in the year. This equated to an OP eligibility of 88 per cent. This is a record number of OP 1s and a record OP 1 percentage. There were record results recorded in all benchmarked domains. In the year’s overall academic outcomes: the OP1-5 percentage of 44% is our best ever compared with 2014’s 39%; the OP 1-10 percentage of 78% is our best ever compared with 72% in 2014; and the OP 1-15 percentage of 98% is our best ever compared with 94% in 2014. One of the most exciting statistics is that 100 per cent of Churchie boys attained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) for the first time in the history of the QCE at Churchie, ensuring that every boy exited the School with a qualification endorsed by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). Churchie was also recognised by the Queensland University of Technology

as part of the ‘Blue Group’ of schools. The Blue Group is produced annually and is one of a number of socially just indices that QUT use when presenting data. It adheres to the Principles of Social Justice and Starratt’s notion of ethics of critique and justice. The Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle was also considered in the development. In 2015, Churchie was one of 19 Queensland schools that fulfilled the following criteria: a) achieved over 90% OP 1-15 for three years in succession b) shows no trend of a declining number of OP eligible students over this period. As a School community, we are dedicated to celebrating achievement, creativity and effort across a vast range of academic and co-curricular pursuits, believing that every boy can achieve success and benefit from a broad, liberal education. It is this belief from all in our community, parents, teachers and the boys, that can be directly attributed to these record results, and we are proud to share these achievements with you in this publication. Best wishes Andrew Wheaton Deputy Headmaster – Academic


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Academic Achievement 2015 Summary • OP 1 to 5 percentage of 44% • OP 1 to 10 percentage of 78% • OP 1 to 15 percentage of 98% • 26 OP 1s • OP 1 percentage of 13% • OP average of 7 • Median OP score of 6 • QCE attainment of 100%

OP Results 14.0

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A C A DEMIC RESULT S 2015

From the Dean of Studies (Years 10-12) I would like to congratulate all of the 2015 cohort on their outstanding results. This achievement was the epitome of team work, with everyone working together towards a common goal. To achieve such outstanding levels of achievements and Qld Core Skills (QCS) results is a reward for the students’ dedication, commitment and sacrifice. The School community is indeed proud of these achievements and it reinforces the outstanding teaching and learning practices that have been implemented at Churchie. I would like to personally take this opportunity to thank everyone

involved, including staff, students and parents for your contributions to these results. The words of wisdom contained in this publication exemplifies the outstanding calibre of student that exit from this wonderful School and I am sure that these words will inspire others to fulfil their dreams. Best wishes Marcia Brumpton Dean of Studies (Years 10-12)

QCS Results 45 40

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Emotional Intelligence Means by OP Band This link between EI and academic success was highlighted with our Year 12, 2015 cohort, who were the first group to undertake the Year 10 Resilience Program in 2013.

The below graph illustrates the clear link between students’ EI over the four adolescent domains compared to their OP performance. The blue bar represents students in the OP 1–5 bands, the grey bar represents students in the OP 6–10 bands and the yellow bar represents students in the OP 11–16 bands. The four EI domains relate to: 1. emotional recognition and expression (ERE); 2. understanding others’ emotions (UEO); 3. emotions direct cognition (EDC); 4. emotional management and control (EMC).

Professor Stough, from Swinburne University, has analysed these results, commenting that ‘27 per cent of the variance in the 2015 OPs is attributed to the emotional intelligence scores’. What this graph is showing is that EI is highly predictive of OP scores. According to Professor Stough, this is the type of variance that you would normally associate with IQ or cognitive scores. It is an incredibly powerful graph, illustrating the strong link between EI and academic performance. In recent years, Churchie’s EI research has shown that the domain which continues to be the highest predictor of OP performance is ‘understanding the emotions of others’. For example, this relates to the ability to identify and understand the emotions of others and those in external stimuli (such as

school environments, family gatherings, literature, art work etcetera), to be able to empathise and to interact in groups – all important skills that are inherently valued. The research also strongly suggests that ‘understanding the emotions of others’ leads to better empathy and in adults has been shown to be linked to more effective leadership (Stough, 2016). It is noted that higher scores in ‘emotions direct cognition’ mean that students are more likely to make decisions based upon emotions, while lower scores mean that students are more reliant on factual information to make decisions or that they are more analytical. Lower scores in this domain have no bearing on a student’s emotional wellbeing, unlike the other three dimensions.

Domain Percentile

100 OP 1-5 OP 6-10 OP 11-16

80 60 40 20 0 ERE

EDC UEO Emotional Intelligence Test Domain

ERE – Emotional Recognition and Expression UEO – Understanding the Emotions of Others

EMC

EDC – Emotions Direct Cognition EMC – Emotional Management and Control

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OP RESULTS

OP Students 1 to 5 First Name

Surname

Adam

BAWI

William

First Name

Surname

First Name

Surname

1

Thomas

LYONS

2

Hal

WALETOFEA

3

CHANCELLOR

1

Declan

MCBRIDE

2

Jack

WALTON

3

Chamath

DHARMASIRI

1

Zachary

MURRAY

2

Anthony

WHITE

3

Rory

DUNCAN

1

Desmond

NG

2

Charles

BOWMAN

4

James

FRANCIS

1

Angus

NOBBS

2

Thomas

CALDWELL

4

Emmanuel

GEORGE

1

Murray

OSBORNE

2

Dermott

CLARKSON

4

Nicholas

GILLMAN

1

Andrew

PALTRIDGE

2

Brodie

CROFT

4

Dugald

GRAHAM

1

Fergus

REES

2

Charles

FAIRMAN

4

Joshua

HALIKOS

1

SON

2

Zach

GRACIE

4

Henry

HARLAND

1

Ju Hwan (Zeki)

Thomas

GRAY

4

Eamon

STANDRING

2

Justin

GROENEVELD

4

Yu Xiu (Charles)

TSAI

2

Simon

GUNN

4

Siddhant

WAHI

2

Brayden

HARTLEY

4

Christopher

BINKS

3

Harry

HOCKINGS

4

Toby

CARO

3

Nathen

JOHN

4

Harrison

COATES

3

Liam

KENVYN

4

Xavier

COOKE

3

Riley

MACKEY

4

Robert

FISCHER

3

Thomas

RANKINE

4

Lewis

HEPPLE

3

Kyriacos

STAMATIOU

4

Maxwell

HILLS

3

Robert

SUNDERLAND

4

Mike

HONG

3

Anton

TORMOD

4

Kevin

LIN

3

Matthew

FERGUSON

5

Jock

LITTLEWOOD

3

Alistair

HARRIS

5

Kieran

MASKELYNE

3

Liam

O’CONNOR

5

Benjamin

PERKINS

3

Connor

POLLOCK

5

William

SCHLYDER

3

Joshua

STEVENS

5

William

SPENCER

3

Dominik

SUTER

5

Noah

STEPHANOS

3

William

STERLING

3

Thomas

HASSALL

OP

1

Lachlan

HILL

1

Kent

HU

1

Ryan

KELLY

1

Jordan

KOUKIDES

1

Nelson

PARTOREDJO

1

Alexander

PATERSON

1

James

PICKEN

1

Bailey

REINKE

1

Adam

SAS

1

Nicholas

SCOTT

1

Shivesh

SINGH

1

Jacob

TAYLOR

1

Lachlan

TAYLOR

1

Pranav

VENKATACHALAM

1

Ivan

ZELICH

1

Sathisha

GUNEWARDENA

2

Kosta

HADJIPETROU

2

Edbert

KANG

2

8

OP

Ashley-Charles WHITEHEAD

OP

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Q C S RESULTS

QCS ‘A’ Grades First Name

Surname

First Name

Surname

First Name

Surname

Bartholomew ADAMS

A

Maxwell

HILLS

A

Shivesh

SINGH

A

Lachlan

BEIL

A

Harry

HOCKINGS

A

SON

A

James

BURTON

A

Kent

HU

A

Ju Hwan (Zeki)

Thomas

CALDWELL

A

Nathen

JOHN

A

William

SPENCER

A

Alexander

CAMP

A

Ryan

KELLY

A

Eamon

STANDRING

A

Toby

CARO

A

Jordan

KOUKIDES

A

Cristian

STANIC

A

William

CHANCELLOR

A

Joel

KUCHEL

A

Noah

STEPHANOS

A

Lachlan

CHANDLER

A

Nicholas

LICASTRO

A

Wiliam

STERLING

A

Dermott

CLARKSON

A

Kevin

LIN

A

Robert

SUNDERLAND

A

Harrison

COATES

A

Jock

LITTLEWOOD

A

Jacob

TAYLOR

A

Chamath

DHARMASIRI

A

Thomas

LYONS

A

Lachlan

TAYLOR

A

Rory

DUNCAN

A

Kieran

MASKELYNE

A

Anton

TORMOD

A

Charles

FAIRMAN

A

Declan

MCBRIDE

A

Pranav

VENKATACHALAM

A

Robert

FISCHER

A

Zachary

MURRAY

A

Hal

WALETOFEA

A

James

FRANCIS

A

Scott

MURRAY

A

Anthony

WHITE

A

Jacob

FRASER

A

Desmond

NG

A

Ryan

WHITE

A

Aaron

FRIEDMAN

A

Angus

NOBBS

A

Alexander

WHITTLE

A

Nicholas

GILLMAN

A

Gabriel

PAGRAM

A

Cameron

WILLIAMS

A

Zach

GRACIE

A

Andrew

PALTRIDGE

A

Ivan

ZELICH

A

Dugald

GRAHAM

A

Nelson

PARTOREDJO

A

Justin

GROENEVELD

A

Alexander

PATERSON

A

Simon

GUNN

A

Benjamin

PERKINS

A

Joshua

HALIKOS

A

James

PICKEN

A

Henry

HARLAND

A

Fergus

REES

A

Brayden

HARTLEY

A

Bailey

REINKE

A

Thomas

HASSALL

A

Adam

SAS

A

Lewis

HEPPLE

A

Nicholas

SCOTT

A

Lachlan

HILL

A

Samuel

SHAW

A

*These lists only include students who have given permission for their names to be published.

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Year 12 Awards Outstanding Academic and All-Round Excellence The Barry Kelly Making of Men Award

The John Crampton Andrews Memorial Award

The Tyrwhitt Memorial Cup – Dux of the School

Chamath Dharmasiri

Nelson Partoredjo

Lachlan Hill

The Spirit of Churchie Award

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

Ashley Whitehead

Alexander Paterson

Academic Excellence Adam Bawi

Thomas Hassall

Bailey Reinke

William Chancellor

Kent Hu

Adam Sas

Chamath Dharmasiri

Ryan Kelly

Nicholas Scott

Rory Duncan

Jordan Koukides

Lachlan Taylor

James Francis

Thomas Lyons

Pranav Venkatachalam

Emmanuel George

Zachary Murray

Siddhant Wahi

Dugald Graham

Murray Osborne

Ivan Zelich

Joshua Halikos

Nelson Partoredjo

Henry Harland

Fergus Rees

Outstanding Academic Excellence The Morris Hart Memorial Prize James Picken

The George Weatherlake Memorial Prize

The Neville Harpham Memorial Prize Shivesh Singh

Nicholas Gillman

The E D Lee Memorial Prize Jacob Taylor

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

The M L Hansen Memorial Cup

The C D Mackelmann Memorial Prize

Lewis Solomon

Lachlan Taylor

Chamath Dharmasiri

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

The W C Milligan Memorial Prize for English

Music

Murray Osborne

Dugald Graham

Agricultural Science

Film, Television and New Media

Lachlan Beil

Richard Barron

Ancient History

French

Bailey Reinke

Lachlan Taylor

The John Atherton Young Memorial Prize for Biology

Geography

The Allan R Townsend Memorial Prize for Physics

Bailey Reinke

Lachlan Hill

The Boyd N Kleinschmidt Memorial Prize for Chemistry

The Dallas Wallace Memorial Prize for Information – Processing and Technology

The John N Palethorpe Prize for Physical Education

Lachlan Hill

Shivesh Singh

Chinese Mandarin

Japanese

The Ham Family Prize for Religious Education

Dugald Graham

Bailey Reinke

Edbert Kang

Drama

Mathematics A

Technology Studies

Alexander Blue

Samuel Donaldson

Shaun Wasley

Earth Science

Mathematics B

The Ian Cameron Design Award

Francois Pool

Jacob Taylor

Zade Kersh

The Anglican Financial Services (ANFIN) Award – for Economics

The Keith A Dan Memorial Prize for Mathematics C

Visual Art

Joshua Halikos

Ivan Zelich

Engineering Technology

Modern History

Henry Harland

Joshua Halikos

Adami Bawi

Music Extension Simon Gunn

Philosophy and Religion Bailey Reinke

Shivesh Singh

Harry Hockings

Nelson Partoredjo

Special Award The William Young Memorial Prize William Schlyder

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

The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Public Speaking

The Arthur Young Memorial Prize for Service to the School Community

Alexander Whittle

Alexander Paterson

Charles Fairman

The Ben Prior Memorial Prize for Debating

The Archbishop’s Award

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

Alexander Paterson

The Headmaster’s Prize for Drama Nicholas Laube

The N C Patrick Prize for Music Nelson Partoredjo

The Andrew Rowan Memorial Art Prize Alexander Leybourne

The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Creative Writing Dugald Graham

Thomas Rankine

The C J Marjason Memorial Prize

Dermott Clarkson

Jock Littlewood

The Ausenco Engineering Scholarship Most Outstanding All-Round Contributor to the Co-curricular Program Samuel Donaldson

Canon Jones Memorial Prize for Service to the School Chapel Patrick Walker

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

Henry Harland

Bond University Collegiate Scholarship Thomas Hassall, Benjamin Perkins

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

University of Queensland Leadership Prize Andrew Paltridge

Authority-Registered Subject Awards The Inaugural Applied Science Prize

M H Lupton Prize for Manufacturing

Patrick Osborn

Charles Brumpton

Business Studies

Recreation Subject Prize

Thomas McCann

Fraser Turner

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Year 12 Awards Awards Assembly Awards The W M Bateman Prize

The Hamilton Cup for Open Tennis Doubles

Lachlan Hill

Jack Walton

The Chess Prize Yu (Charles) Tsai

The D C C Crombie Memorial Prize Lachlan Taylor

The Sylvia Dixon Memorial Prize Lachlan Beil

The Football Prize Kyriacos Stamatiou

The Captain W H V Jubb Memorial Prize

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

The Bob Templeton Memorial Medal

Connor Jell

Brodie Croft

The McIntyre Cup

The Volleyball Prize

Harry Hockings

Harry Hockings

The Murray Millett Memorial Prize

The C N Watts Prize

Harry Hockings

James Camp

The Greg Norman Golf Foundation Cup

Sir Leslie Wilson Challenge Cup Jacob Taylor

Kango Taguchi

2014 Australian Student Prize In 2015 the Federal Government announced the winners of the Australian Student Prize for 2014, acknowledging the country’s top 500 senior secondary students for their outstanding academic performance during the 2014 school year. The prize is awarded in recognition of academic excellence and achievement, and has been awarded annually since 1991.

The 2014 prize was awarded to 10 students from the Australian Capital Territory, 145 from New South Wales, 4 from the Northern Territory, 110 from Queensland, 38 from South Australia, 9 from Tasmania, 118 from Victoria and 51 from Western Australia. Ten young men from Churchie have been recognised for their outstanding scholarship in 2014. Congratulations

to Leo Liu, Angus Scott-Young, Dean Andronis, James Dalton, Charles Godber, Hamish Litster, Constantine Yanardasis, Tim Pitcher, Yi Liu and Samrudh Shaju. This recognition places Churchie as the number one ranked school in Queensland. On the national level Churchie is ranked second, which includes selective academic schools.

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WORDS OF ADVICE

Lachlan Hill Hillary House Dux, QCE Distinguished Academic Achiever What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Don’t work yourself up or get too stressed during exams as it can cloud your head, remove yourself from discussions before exams if it’s stressing you.

During rowing season I would ensure I didn’t waste sleeping or studying time by setting bedtimes and planning my study sessions.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test?

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12?

Make sure to pay attention in QCS practice and don’t avoid doing the out of class work, do extra if you can. Remember your classmates are depending on you.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Year 12 can be very stressful so you need a way to relax during study breaks or spare time. You can try learning an instrument or just any sort of hobby you enjoy. Remove your phone from your room during study and study breaks as you’ll find it’s a very tempting distraction.

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I participated in Narbethong Special School visits, the Red Shield Appeal and Sony Camp.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Mathematics/ Bachelor of Science.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

What scholarship did you receive? UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? Working as a research scientist in the USA or Australia.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie, through the co-curricular and academic programs, has taught me the work ethic required to achieve my goals.


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Adam Bawi Goodwin House What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Exams – getting plenty of sleep, being active and being confident with what I knew.

Co-curricular activities provided the opportunity to de-stress and develop strong bonds with “the boys”. While at times these activities left me physically tired, they also gave me an internal drive to perform better in my studies.

Assignments – working together with other boys; trying to start assignments early; and using tutors effectively.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Learning from tutorials; learning opportunities from the experts; working together with other Year 12s.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? There are at least three things I found very useful. Firstly, having a clear goal to achieve at a high level. I never thought that in Year 10 I would be able to attain an OP1 by the end of Year 12. It was only after successive small improvements each term, that I realised an OP1 was achievable. OP predictions were very useful in this process. Secondly, creating a healthy balance between studying, socialising, chilling out, and remaining active in sports.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? In Year 11, I participated in the Shave for a Cure, the Red Cross Appeal Day, Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Sony Camp as a volunteer and the Boarders’ Half Marathon to raise funds for charity.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? I see myself working in a big engineering firm that has taken me travelling around the world and then settling back down in Australia.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie provided the scaffolding for me to rise to the occasion. Churchie embraces and reinforces academic success, whether it be at Headmaster’s Assemblies, during class, or in reports. Having the regular weekly QCS test tutorials since the end of Year 11 was excellent as was the advice given to us by the experts.

In Year 12, I again participated in the Red Cross Appeal as well as the Goodwin House clean up of the creek.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Business Management.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

Thirdly, feeling comfortable about myself and my relationships with others.

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WORDS OF ADVICE

Chamath Dharmasiri Biggs House Prefect, Head Air Force Cadet What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? Although I wasn’t the best at doing this most of the time, definitely start everything early. Even if it is just a start, make sure you make some headway into assignments in the week that you receive them. With exams, the best preparation is probably small blocks of study, but repetitively. That way, you’re constantly refreshing your mind on each subject.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Definitely do the practice QCS questions, not so much to learn the content, but to get used to answering the specific styles of questions. They are quite different to normal school exams, so you need time and practice to be able to answer the questions properly. Also, don’t treat the QCS test as a be-all and end-all sort of test, I went in with the attitude that it was just another test, and that didn’t put too much pressure on me to do well.

time and provide outlets for relieving any stress. This is also your last year at Churchie, so don’t let everything the School has to offer go to waste.

Keep yourself busy. Don’t limit your school life, especially your last ever year in school, to study alone. Get involved in co-curricular activities, because this will help you manage your

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Griffith University.

What scholarship did you receive? How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? I tried to maximise all the time I had free from co-curricular activities to maximise study, but also to get an adequate amount of rest.

The Deans’ Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship for Griffith Sciences.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years?

Truth be told, sleep will become somewhat of a luxury towards the end of terms, so in your spare time, it is equally important to get rest as it is to study, in my opinion.

I hope to be flying commercial jets for an airline in 10 years. My ultimate goal in terms of an airline would be either Qantas or Emirates, given their fleet and prestige around the world. I would take whatever routes are given to me, as well as any type of aircraft, but I would love to fly the 747 or the A380.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12?

How did Churchie prepare and support you?

• SBH Wheel and Walk Fun Run

I have always been grateful and humbled by the opportunity I received to go to Churchie, and now that I have left, I’ve only come to realise even more so, that the School has given me so many opportunities that aren’t necessarily available anywhere else.

• Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal • Narbethong Special School • Red Cross Blood Bank • Sony Camp • World’s Greatest Shave

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12?

What university are you enrolled in?

• Services through Air Force Cadets.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Aviation.

The activities on offer and the staff at Churchie gave me a rare chance to discover my personal strengths and weaknesses in different areas. I feel privileged to have had this opportunity, and it is definitely something I will humbly appreciate for a long time.


W O R D S O F A D V ICE

Rory Duncan Kingsley House Vice-Captain (Service) What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? Always get at least 8 hours of sleep, even more if there’s a test the next day. Don’t get hung up on making revision sheets and reading theory. Just do as many practice problems as you can. For assignments, don’t expect draft one to be perfect, just produce a finished product and then continue to refine it until it’s perfect.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!!! You have no idea just how much of a difference it actually makes. It can make or break your OP – go to all the extra tutorials and do as many practice questions as you can. On the day, just go in and have a red hot go, it’s not as hard as you think it is.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Don’t get intimidated by the big picture. Break everything down into small steps that are achievable. Just keep working on all these small things and focus only on completing the small tasks. It all adds up to produce a spectacular result.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Aviation, majoring in Physics.

What university are you enrolled in? Griffith University.

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? I just broke down everything I needed to achieve into small, easy tasks. It focused my mind and my effort and lowered my stress. When I completed the small things, the bigger picture slowly just fell into place.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? I was a CUO within the Air Force Cadets and Kingsley Vice-Captain of Service. I did as many Service events with the School as my schedule would permit. It’s really rewarding.

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WORDS OF ADVICE

Emmanuel George Grenfell House House Captain What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? When approaching exam block it is imperative that you have all of your notes organised at least two weeks in advance. Commencing your study early, allows you to identify the areas that need improvement. However, it is important that you seek help from your teachers! Every teacher at Churchie is committed to working with you to achieve your goals and without being proactive, you cannot improve.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Throughout your whole schooling life, QCS will be the most ‘team’ orientated task that you undertake. To be successful as an individual and collective group, all of you must pull your weight. This means being organised in class, committing to homework tasks and encouraging your friends each week to improve incrementally. In my younger grades I remember being nervous about the test; however, in 2015 our cohort was so well prepared, on the day it was the most relaxing examination I have sat. Above all... be confident and back yourself!

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12?

What course are you intending to study?

Year 12 can be one of the most challenging and rewarding years of your schooling life. There is no secret to achieving a good OP, no secret potion or magic spell. It comes down to hard work and determination. I have no doubt that throughout the year you will feel anxious about your examinations, the key is to ensure that you have done the work and can manage your nerves as best as possible.

Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Hons).

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? Personally, rugby, volleyball and my House Captain duties were very demanding throughout the year. To ensure that I always had time for study, each week I would plan what I had to do. By physically writing down what co-curricular duties I had, it forced me to study when I wasn’t training. However, Year 12 is not all about study – it is important to make the most of the opportunities that you are given and enjoy the times you have with your mates.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? In Years 11 and 12 I participated in the Red Shield Appeal, Mater Little Miracles Fun Run, OzCare, Nursery Road Special School and Sony Camp.

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What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? In 10 years I would like to be working as a financial analyst specialising in Initial Public Offerings of companies.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Every Churchie boy is very fortunate that our school is not only one of the best schools in Brisbane, but one of the best schools in Queensland. I believe Churchie is one of the very few schools that not only produces scholars, but produces men that are well-rounded in all aspects of life. Throughout my schooling life, Churchie surrounded me with like-minded leaders who wanted to succeed in all areas of life which forced me to continually lift my game. Teachers I had always motivated and inspired me to reach my true potential. Churchie is an amazing school, and we must never forget how fortunate we are.


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Dugald Graham Magnus House Prefect What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?  e conscious of the fact that Year 12 is B not a life or death situation. If you build up the importance of getting perfect grades too much in your head, the stress will eventually break you. Do your best.  on’t compare yourself to others. D Strive to do the best you personally can in each subject, sport, ensemble or activity without keeping an eye on everyone else.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Work together. The boys in your cohort are now your teammates, and all the usual sports clichés apply: • A champion team will always beat a team of champions •  You’re only as strong as your weakest link •  There’s no I in team. On practice days, treat it like the real thing so that on the real day you can treat it like a practice.

The ‘it’s a competition’ philosophy can often lead you astray. Focus on yourself and doing the best you can. You can’t have one eye on your marks and one eye on everyone else’s.

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? Start off by being realistic about what you can take on. If you need to pull back a little bit on how much you do outside the classroom, that’s ok. However, don’t drop anything you love and make sure you have an outlet, whether it be music, drama, art, sport or whatever else.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? I did things like Red Shield Appeal, Narbethong School visits, various fun runs; however, in retrospect I really wish I’d done more. Getting involved with Service is a definite must for every Year 12.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

What scholarship did you receive? I received the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship to QUT, but turned it down in favour of UQ.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? I see myself overseas, likely in Hong Kong or China. I may be working as a litigator. For once in my life I’m actually excited by uncertainty and the unknown, rather than worried or apprehensive.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie provided me with great role models, educators and inspiring people. It gave me the ability to explore many different activities, pursuits and interests in order to figure out who I am, while providing a safe and supportive place in which to grow.

What course are you intending to study? What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Be kind and supportive of all the people around you. It costs nothing to be a good person, but you will reap incredible rewards.

Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws (Hons). I’ll be majoring in Chinese and International Relations.

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Josh Halikos Grenfell House Vice-Captain (Spiritual Awareness) What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Make sure that you get on top of your assessment early and are constantly revising the material throughout the term. Leaving it to the last minute definitely makes it a lot harder.

You have to make use of good time management skills, take advantage of any odd time between training and when studying put social media out of reach and sight.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test?

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12?

Work on questions whenever you can and don’t just disregard QCS teaching sessions as they help a lot when the real day comes.

Trips to Ozcare and Nursery Road Special School, fun runs, Sony Camp (highly recommend).

What course are you intending to study? What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Make sure you have a healthy balance of sport, academic and social life; you are actually more successful in all pursuits when you contribute to all of them.

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Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws (Hons).

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

What scholarship did you receive? UQ Economics Scholarship for Current Year 12 Student.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? On the way to partner at a major law firm and a successful barrister in Australia.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie made me a capable, well-rounded young man which has prepared me for the real world.


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Henry Harland Grenfell House School Vice-Captain What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Be prepared, plan your time well and don’t leave anything until the last minute.

The co-curricular program is a major part of the Churchie lifestyle for most boys; so make the most of it, support the other boys, spectate the Firsts teams and then work solidly the next day.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? In regards to QCS the best advice I can give you is to maintain a positive attitude, work hard and encourage those around you.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? The best advice I was given about Year 12 is make the most of it and take all the opportunities you can. There’s much more to Year 12 than just the academics, have a good time but know when to focus.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

What scholarship did you receive? I received the Ausenco Engineering scholarship.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12?

The general idea is a career in Engineering.

Every opportunity to give back to the community should be taken in Year 12. I did numerous Service activities including fun runs, the Red Shield Appeal, Shave for a Cure and Sony Camp.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? With the support of the Churchie teaching staff I managed to achieve all of my goals and more in 2015.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce.

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Ryan Kelly Hillary House What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? Start early, this is very common advice but true. Correctly managing your time is one of the best ways to achieve success. Everyone has a different learning style, find out how you learn best whether that is visual, auditory, kinaesthetic or another method. When you do schoolwork completely focus on it with no distractions but be sure to have breaks where you don’t focus on work at all.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Churchie provides enough tests and lessons that you should be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Once you’ve identified your weaknesses work on them consistently even if it’s just one question a week.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12?

What course are you intending to study?

Know your goals and plan how to achieve them.

Bachelor of Mathematics.

Be involved with co-curricular and activities outside of school.

Queensland University of Technology. How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? You need balance, as you work more effectively if you have a break from your study and commit to co-curricular. Time management is a crucial skill for this. Be sure to plan your days and make use of Churchie’s student planners.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? I was involved with Sony Camp as a helper in Year 11 and a Companion in Year 12. I was also involved with the Red Shield Appeal and Narbethong Special School visits.

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What university are you enrolled in?

What scholarship did you receive? Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? It’s hard to know at this point but I see myself still in Australia being involved with Operations Research or similar fields in mathematics.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Supportive staff and extra-curricular activities helped me find interests. Various career planning events also helped to choose my university, degree and potential scholarships.


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Jordan Koukides Mansfield House What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Never be afraid to ask your teachers for help regarding assignments and exams, as they are ultimately there to see you succeed. Also, be aware of your time management; as we all procrastinate, you just have to find what routine works for you over time.

I would recommend having a go at all the sports/activities in your middle school years, finding one or two that you really enjoy, and focus on those in your senior years. In not placing too much on your co-curricular plate, you should have plenty of time for study.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test?

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12?

Pay attention to tips for the short response and multiple choice tests in class; however, do not forget to place significance on the writing task, as it is the easiest place to gain marks as a cohort with good practice.

Aside from assisting in House activities as a senior, I participated in service events such as the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock and various fun runs including the Mater Little Miracles.

What course are you intending to study? What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Enjoy the social aspect of being in Year 12; however, keep in mind the real reason why you are attending school and try not to get slack midway throughout the year.

What scholarship did you receive? Academic Excellence Scholarship (UQ).

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? In 10 years, I hope to be working in the investment banking sector of a globallysignificant financial institution, living either in Sydney, London or New York.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? As I had attended Churchie from Year 2 through to Year 12, I definitely feel that I have adopted many of the values associated with the ‘Making of Men’, and that I am more prepared to survive in the real world in comparison to boys from schools with a lesser focus on the making of an individual.

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Sydney.

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Nelson Partoredjo Magnus House Captain of Music, Vice-Captain (Spiritual Awareness) What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? Engage with other students and teachers to collaborate thoughts and ideas. Don’t be afraid to discuss your ideas and questions with your teachers – they are there to help in any way and will give you feedback if you are willing to seek it out. If you become stuck on something, be it a piece of homework or a set question task, don’t dwell on it for too long – put it aside and write it down to ask your teacher the next day. Doing well in exams is all about being productive in the weeks leading up to them.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? As hard as it may seem, try to adopt a positive mindset towards the tests. Accept the fact that it has to be done and that it affects you and your peers greatly, and with that acceptance, you will begin to treat it with the respect and attitude that it needs to be treated with.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12?

What course are you intending to study?

Try to find the balance that best works for you. Every student at Churchie is different, so the specific balance that I managed to find between academics, music and cross country will obviously not apply to everyone. Finding a balance between the social/service/spiritual/ co-curricular side of the School within your academic study is often just as important as the study itself.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? While many may think that co-curricular activities could get in the way of studies, with the right balance, they actually go hand in hand. With the correct time management and planning, music and cross country gave me an emotional and physical release from the stresses which naturally come from school work.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? I participated in multiple charity events for organisations such as Red Shield, Mater Miracle, Newro, the Million Paws but the most memorable experiences were those shared in the Narbethong Special School and the Sony Camp.

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What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? The dream is to be touring the UK with my four piece band, writing lyrics that audiences would shout back at you, completely immersed in something that I have created. I chose Engineering as a firm foundation – something that I could always rely on and that I am genuinely interested in as a career option. But whether I will be an engineer who plays music or a musician who can do engineering is still a mystery to me.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie has given me the knowledge to move forward in my academic studies, the balance between studies and other activities, and the confidence and courage to apply this balance in my life after the cherished years at the School.


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James Picken Nansen House Prefect What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? Success in assignments goes hand in hand with time management. I’ve found that it is crucial to start assignments early and spread the workload over a number of weeks, rather than a number of nights. Giving yourself time to proofread, draft and refine is invaluable to doing well.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? I found that to finish Year 12 with success, it was integral to work with your teachers as it was key to remember that they want you to succeed too. I often spoke to my teachers after or before school to ask questions and I always found valuable advice.

In my opinion, exams require an equal if not more time in preparation than assignments. Revision should begin early and ultimately cover all units before the test date. Put time aside to read the test criteria and brainstorm possible test questions, this always worked well for me.

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test?

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12?

The best way to conquer QCS is to thoroughly read the questions and stimulus before answering as missing details and re-reading is both time consuming and frustrating. Answers to Short Response Test questions should be clear, concise and supported with evidence. Success in the QCS Writing Task requires keeping track of time carefully, planning your genre beforehand and being as persuasive as possible.

Managing co-curricular activities can be very demanding as the work load increases but effective time management planning should allow for training, study and rest time.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? In 10 years I hope to be either working with a research team on nanotechnologies or working in the field of predictive analytics in England or the USA.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? I believe Churchie prepared me well for my future as it allowed me to explore my interests while ensuring I was ready to continue my studies at university. At Churchie I was given the opportunity to serve the community, participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities and most importantly, learn values that would help me in the real world.

During Year 11 I participated in our House Service program at the Noah’s Ark Toy Library and the Red Shield Appeal. In Year 12 I worked in the children’s playroom at the Ronald McDonald House and I also participated in the Red Shield Appeal again.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Science.

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Bailey Reinke Mawson House What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Creating detailed study guides and structured notes for each assessment item as well as planning out and writing assignments at the earliest opportunity helps you to feel organised.

Careful time management and planning around when you should study in order to maximise productivity, as well as finding time to unwind and de-stress.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Eat and sleep well so as to go into the test confident and with a clear head. Have an established idea of what genre and angle you will use in the writing task, and most of all, enjoy the camaraderie on the test day.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12?

QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship (Academic).

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? Working for the United Nations, specialising in international humanitarian law. Hopefully this would allow me to work across borders or be based somewhere in Europe.

• Nursery Road State Special School Visits • Sony Camp • Mater Little Miracle Fun Run.

What course are you intending to study?

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12?

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours), majoring in International Relations.

Finding a balance between effective studying and enjoying social, service and co-curricular opportunities.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

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What scholarship did you receive?

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Going to a school with a profound sense of culture and identity offered an enjoyable environment to learn in, which enabled me to develop effective study habits and understand that hard work is rewarding.


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Adam Sas Magnus House Prefect, Captain of Volleyball What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? There really is no secret – I always believed in the quote ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail.’ Preparation is key. This includes going through what you learnt in class, completing all homework tasks and going ahead if you have time. For assignments, I dedicated huge blocks of time. For exams, I stayed focused with some classical music but gave myself plenty of breaks. On exam day, try to relax and feel confident, knowing you have prepared well.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? I always made sure I had the correct materials for every lesson and exam. Attend tutorials and do some practice at home – but don’t stress out about the test. Come exam day, look around the hall and realise what you’re doing this for and how you can contribute. Remember you’re not just doing it for yourself but for your mates.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Motivation is everything. Lack of motivation breeds poor work habits and distractions. If you want to achieve your goals, you have to work for it. Of course you can have a good time

but if you really want to be successful academically you have to put your studies first – you’ll find everything else falls into place once you are content with how things are going. Try and enjoy it.

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? I always felt it was important to be involved in a co-curricular activity every term. Having a break from studies – for me, nearly every day – kept me in tune physically and took my mind of anything academic. After an enjoyable session it was easy to transition into school work; it also gives you something to look forward to so you’re not going through the grind with no reprieve.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? I was involved in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Year 11 along with various fun runs, door knocks and fundraisers throughout Years 11 and 12. I felt it was good to give back and it always put life back into perspective.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? I will be studying Physiotherapy and hopefully medicine somewhere down the track. I’ve always been keen on sport and fitness so a career in sports medicine seems really cool to me. It’s hard to see that far ahead but I’d love to be working with a sports club or organisation working with athletes and people dedicated to bettering themselves. I’m open to working and living overseas.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie to me is balance. Not only did I leave the School with the results I wanted and worked towards since Year 7, but I got to try a whole range of different sports and activities with some really awesome people. It’s easy to get bogged down in the stress and demand of Years 11 and 12 but this quickly leaves your mind when you’re hitting a volleyball or running around a track. And everything is there for you – the facilities, teachers and support. Everything you need to be successful in whatever it is you desire is there for you, so I knew there was no excuse to not do my best in everything I tried and worked towards.

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Nicholas Scott Mawson House Prefect What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Always make sure to understand what the question or task sheet is actually asking and respond to it. Edit assignments many times and write something you would like to read.

I worked with whatever time I had each day and didn’t leave things late. I learned to work efficiently and didn’t waste time studying or working on unnecessary areas.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Answer every question and don’t overcomplicate things.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Talk to teachers and find out how to maximise your potential in terms of OP and grades. Don’t be too caught up in the competition side of things – help out if people ask you. Work hard on every subject while balancing schoolwork with other sides of life.

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What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? Ozcare and Nursery Road Special School.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Arts (Law).

What university are you enrolled in? University of Cambridge.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? I hope to be working as a human rights or environmental lawyer, probably in the UK.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Every one of my teachers at Churchie were nice and supportive. They wanted me to do as well as I could and aided me in achieving the best OP possible.


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Jacob Taylor Nansen House Prefect, Captain of Swimming What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

The most important tip I can give when undertaking assignments or preparing for exams is to never under do it. You want to find the right amount of time needed for you to perform at your best.

Term 1 was difficult for me because as swim captain I was expected to train upwards of 20 hours a week, not including competitions on Friday or the weekend. However, I managed to get through those 6 weeks through planning my week in advance. Once, GPS swimming was over, I cut my training right back so I had more time to focus on my studies. Compromises not sacrifices.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Churchie provides you with more than enough preparation to hone your QCS knowledge to the best of your ability. So just make sure you trust in yourself.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Don’t let the stress of exams, assignments and sport get to you. Know your boundaries. If you feel like it is starting to become overwhelming, make compromises (not sacrifices) for your academic studies.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? I took part in numerous fun runs, as well as the Red Shield Doorknock Appeal and Sony Camp.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? I haven’t really thought 10 years into future, but I do plan to do some further education once I finish my undergraduate degree. I would like to study Actuarial Science in Sydney or Melbourne, or maybe even London if I’m lucky.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie provided me with an amazing education, but it was the community (friends and family) that really supported me through my schooling years.

What course are you intending to study? Bachelor of Mathematics/ Bachelor of Commerce.

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Lachlan Taylor Kingsley House School Captain What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Make sure you prepare for assignments and exams early and leave yourself plenty of time for revision.

Maintaining a good balance between all of your commitments is key. Plan your time out and don’t let one area of your life take over another.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? Even though all the QCS practice and preparation may seem boring and repetitive, keep in mind just how important the test is for ensuring the best results for you and your classmates. If you give it your absolute all, the results will reflect your hard work.

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12? Make sure you stay on top of all your commitments – if you let some things fall behind then it can become extremely hard to catch up again. Always seek and heed advice from your teachers.

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What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? Army Cadets, Sony Camp, World’s Greatest Shave, Red Shield Appeal, Red Cross Blood Donation, Mater Little Miracles and the Neuro Fun Run.

What course are you intending to study? I will study a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

What university are you enrolled in? Queensland University of Technology.

What scholarship did you receive? QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship (Academic).

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? I hope to be practicing law in 10 years, or maybe doing further studies overseas in England or America.

How did Churchie prepare and support you?  hurchie prepared me extremely C well for university by allowing me to achieve my best results possible, thus enabling me to get into my first course preference. This would not have been possible without the support of staff and academic programs.  hurchie also equipped me with C leadership and people skills that will stand me in good stead later in life.


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Pranav Venkatachalam Mansfield House Vice-Captain (Co-curricular) What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations?

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program?

Starting early is definitely the key. With assignments this means that you can keep updating a draft to produce your best work for final submission. The same applies for examinations where starting revision early ensures that you are on top of all the term’s content.

Planning your week out is the best way to manage any co-curricular activities with your academic workload. I always took Saturday off as I knew that after sport in the morning I would not be able to concentrate in the afternoon. To compensate I would always do work on a Sunday.

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test? For the QCS test, pacing yourself and constantly keeping track of time will certainly ensure that you receive a result which is reflective of the preparation you have put in.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? In Years 11 and 12 I participated in the World’s Greatest Shave, Red Shield Appeal, Sony Camp and House Service.

What university are you enrolled in? University of Queensland.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? In 10 years, I hope to be in New York or London working as an investment banker.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie prepared me in many ways for the future. From building many lasting friendships to offering me numerous opportunities in academia, sport and service; it was certainly a valuable schooling experience.

What course are you intending to study? What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12?

Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours).

Participating in a variety of co-curricular and Service activities is definitely something which you should aim to do in Year 12. They serve as a break from academic study and also help you manage your time better.

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Ivan Zelich Magnus House Captain of Chess What are your personal tips for success when completing assignments and examinations? Prioritise and manage your time efficiently. Don’t stress, believe in your preparation and always aim for excellence.

What Service opportunities did you undertake in Years 11 and 12? Red Shield Appeal, Neuro Foundation fun run and Narbethong.

What course are you intending to study?

What are your personal tips for success when completing the QCS test?

Bachelor of Advanced Sciences.

Do the questions that take the longest time first, i.e. the 4 star questions.

What university are you enrolled in?

What are your personal tips for success when completing Year 12?

What scholarship did you receive?

Know what your teachers are looking for.

How did you meet the demands of co-curricular as well as meeting the rigour of your academic program? Time management is the key. Prioritise and find your balance between co-curricular and academics to achieve your set goals.

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University of Queensland.

Vice- Chancellor’s Scholarship (Academic).

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? A financial analyst in New York or a MD specialising in genetic engineering.

How did Churchie prepare and support you? Churchie gave me a strong attention to detail and also allowed me to excel in my extracurricular pursuits, especially mathematics. All in all, Churchie supported me to become a holistic person.


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