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SUM MER ISSUE 2015

Australian Student Prize | Ivan Zelich | Art Awards GPS Premiers | A History of Houses | Book Week The Aristocats | Churchie Chess | Churchie Boarding


Key Dates 24 Jan

25 Jan

26 Jan

03 Feb

18 Feb

Boarders Return

First Day of School

Australia Day Public Holiday

Founder’s Day

OP1 Assembly

12 March

15 March

23 March

25 March

28 March

Head of the River

Prep Easter Service

Last Day Term 1

Good Friday

Easter Monday

11 April

20 April

23 April

25 April

28 April

First Day Term 2

Open Day

P&F Ball

Anzac Day

Senior Musical Opening Night

03 May

13 May

10 June

16 June

16 June

Transfiguration Service

Vintage Viking Luncheon

Churchie Rugby Test Match Luncheon

Senior Formal

Prep Billy Cart Grand Prix

11 July

05 Aug

05 Aug

12 Aug

15 Sep

First Day Term 3

Grandparents Day

Camera Obscura

Jazz Under the Stars

Last Day Term 3

Editorial Team Editor Carli Holloway Assistant Editor Matthew Hade Design JSAcreative Printing Fast Proof Press

Photography Rene Marcel Photography, Amanda Bloxsom Photography, Lime Photography and the staff, friends and families of Churchie

Editorial and advertising enquiries Telephone 07 3896 2243 or email eagleswings@churchie.com.au


Contents

02 04 06 08 10 HEADMASTER’S MESSAGE

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

CHURCHIE ART AWARDS

GPS PREMIERS

CHURCHIE HISTORY

12 14 16 18 20 SONY CAMP

CHURCHIE NEWS

FRENCH TOUR

PREP SCHOOL NEWS

FIELD WORK

22 23 24 26 28 CHURCHIE NEWS

OBA PRESIDENT

BOOK WEEK 2015

MUSIC TOUR

FROM THE CHAIRMAN

30 32 36 39 40 IN MEMORIAM

THE ARISTOCATS

CHURCHIE BOARDING

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

OBA EVENTS


H E A DM A STE R’S M ESSAG E

Connected with the global community Recently, the School received a letter from a young Old Boy who has been studying a medical science degree at The University of Queensland and, with the support of his family and the partial assistance of a Churchie Foundation Scholarship, had transferred to a top American medical school to complete his final year.

ahead, we will see a marked increase in the

insightful. CSIRO, Australia’s preeminent

number of our young men completing tertiary

science research body, recently released

courses in universities overseas, and doing

a report entitled Our Future World: Global

so earlier in their undergraduate courses.

Megatrends that will change the way we live

A cursory glance at the School’s interconnectedness with the global community in the past two years will

(2012). Megatrends are defined as significant shifts in environmental, economic and social conditions that will impact over the coming 20 years. Of the six global megatrends

reveal that Churchie young men have had

identified by CSIRO Futures in this study,

opportunities to tour, compete and learn

two megatrends are particularly instructive

in France, the United Kingdom, the United

for Churchie as we prepare young men for

States of America, Spain, South Africa,

a successful future.

Japan, China, Africa, Samoa, Vanuatu and New Zealand. Such international experiences

First is the megatrend of the focus of

will continue to provide our young men with

the world economy shifting from west to

He was most grateful for this opportunity

the skills they require to engage and thrive in

east and from north to south. Countless

and was well aware that he was receiving

an increasingly connected world. The recent

new career opportunities will present for

world-class training and experience. There

addition of Spanish to the School’s suite of

our students in the Asia-Pacific region

are many examples of hard-working, talented

languages will provide new opportunities to

and scholarly Old Boys who have sought to

live and study in Spain and other Spanish-

as new business, market and trade possibilities emerge. Young men who are

speaking destinations in the years ahead.

knowledgeable, agile, flexible and creative

by complementing their undergraduate or

When one considers the transferable

pathways. Traditional professional and trade

postgraduate studies at leading universities

skills our young men will need to succeed

skills will be complemented by an ability to

overseas. It is inevitable that, in the years

in the future, Australia’s CSIRO is very

gather teams, to collaborate with others,

learn more about themselves, and the world,

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will be well placed to seize exciting career


School Chairman Mr Daniel O'Connor addresses the audience at the 2015 Speech Night held in Brisbane City Hall

to be innovative in designing new products and to apply new thinking to existing problems. Of great encouragement is that young people are innately creative and, given the right setting, have the opportunity to further develop these skills at school each day. Second is a megatrend of particular relevance to our students. That is, the increased connectivity occurring as a result of the extraordinary growth of the virtual world. For their entire lives, our young men have embraced the digital world intuitively. They use multiple devices for numerous applications on a daily basis, in particular, to communicate. Young people understand the mobility information and communication

technologies enable and the potential they offer when developing services for people who live anywhere in the world. Such 'anywhere, anytime' technology presents a vast array of business, retail and freelance opportunities without the need to establish a traditional business model in one fixed office serving a limited geographical market. Thus, new business and career opportunities are only limited by imagination.

and informed by these megatrends. As

The School recognises its role in assisting to prepare young men for this new world full of opportunities. Our teachers are aware of this vastly changing world-landscape and the megatrends that are driving change. The School’s international education opportunities will continue to be developed

I remain very excited about the School’s

the School’s facilities undergo renewal and refurbishment, designs are informed by the need to create spaces that enable our young men to demonstrate innovative thinking, creativity and collaborative skills. Our professional development programs seek to continually inform staff of the skills and abilities that our young men will need to thrive in the future.

commitment to assisting our young men embrace the opportunities before them. Dr Alan Campbell Headmaster @ChurchieHM

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AC A D E M I C AC H I E V E M E NT

2014 Australian Student Prize 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.

Recently the Australian Government announced the winners of the Australian Student Prize, acknowledging the country’s top 500 senior secondary school 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, four from the Northern Territory, 110 from Queensland, 38 from South Australia, nine from Tasmania, 118 from Victoria and 51 from Western Australia. This recognition places Churchie as the number one ranked school in Queensland. On the national level Churchie is ranked equal second, which includes selective academic schools.

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Ivan Zelich receives the Peter Doherty Award from Minister Jones

Renowned artist shares his photographic practice with Churchie students

Published in International Journal

Photography Masterclass

Congratulations to Ivan Zelich (Year 12) for his outstanding academic achievements. Ivan is a brilliant mathematician who has recently been published in the International Journal of Geometry for his Liang-Zelich Theorem. The theorem finds an infinite set of triangles, with each of those triangles satisfying a unique property. This is incredibly important in the discipline of geometry because it has now simplified many complex open geometry problems and, if it can be generalised, will help us understand structures in super string theory, which is the main direction of finding the theory of everything.

To enrich and extend learning in Visual Art, selected students from the Senior School were invited to participate in a photography masterclass with internationally exhibited contemporary photographic artist Henri van Noordenburg. The masterclass involved van Noordenburg sharing his photographic practice from a current body of work entitled Water Line (2014–2015).

Ivan has recently returned from presenting at the Centennial Conference of the Mathematical Association of America, where his theorem was endorsed for presentation to the public. This conference is jointly held with British and Canadian mathematics societies. He is also a member of the Mensa Society and is currently studying for his LMusA for piano. Ivan also received the Outstanding Senior Mathematics and Technology Student Award this year. This award recognises Year 12 Mathematics and Technology students who demonstrate very high levels of achievement in at least two senior Mathematics or Technology subjects and who participate in co-curricular mathematics or technology activities. Ivan’s award was presented by the Minister for Education, The Honourable Kate Jones. He received a plaque and $5000 to further his education. The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in Queensland.

Van Noordenburg’s process involves etching into blue monochromatic prints of archival photographs depicting farms located on the Grebbe Line of the Netherlands. Etching with a scalpel, the works imagine what the landscape, flooded by the Dutch army in defence of German invasion, looked like. As several of these farms belonged to van Noordenburg’s family, the process is a form of personal memorialisation. The masterclass involved students creating portraiture work in the Hayward Midson studios and narratively etching into printed variations of these with scalpels while under the mentorship of van Noordenburg. The class provided an opportunity for students to develop innovative, contemporary techniques that combine drawing and photography. Such immersion in a visual process informs students’ creative thinking to assist the development of a personal aesthetic, an assessed dimension of Visual Art. Van Noordenburg’s practice also engaged students with international perspectives of history. Photographic masterclasses such as this are held annually and we look forward to welcoming other photographers to work with students in the Hayward Midson creative precinct.

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C H U RC H I E A RT AWA R DS

CARTier 2015 A celebration of critical thinking, imaginative insight and technical skill.

Alexander Leybourne (Year 12) Chained, 2015

Julian Thomson (Year 9) Introduced Species, 2015

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Christian Toscano (Year 11) Abstract, 2015


Joseph Wing (Year 11) Old Man, 2015

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GPS Premiers

Chess and Rugby Union Congratulations to Churchie’s Chess Team of Ivan Zelich, Yu (Charles) Tsai, Yu Tsai and Alexander Au who together secured the 2015 GPS Chess Premiership following an undefeated season in the GPS competition.

a pastime and as a competitive sport by 10 per cent of our student body across both the Prep School and Senior School. Congratulations also to the young men of the First XV who

In recent years, Churchie’s Chess program has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow, thanks largely to the leadership of Director of Chess Max Condon. Max explains, ‘The Churchie Chess program is a community of care based around the individuals who play chess. Each boy is known by the chess community and he has the opportunity to develop friendships with like-minded young men, which will sustain them throughout life, not just when they are playing chess.’ In addition to securing the GPS Premiership, this year the program has enjoyed wins in every competition Churchie has entered. Chess is unique as it is a vertically arranged program and is enjoyed as both

secured the 2015 GPS Rugby Premiership: Angus Wagner, Jacob Williams, Joel Kuchel, Harry Hockings, Ashley-Charles Whitehead, Henry Sharp, James MacMillan, Samuel Wallis, Matthew Oberholzer, Brodie Croft, Joel Papa, Jaydn Su’A, Tristan Stanghon, Jake Mason, Charles Brumpton, Matthew Barakat, Isaac Tarabay and Frazer Suffren. These young men worked extremely hard throughout the season and have given many years of service to the School’s Co-curricular program. Congratulations to Andrew Moloney, Director of Rugby, and Michael Lucas, First XV Coach, who successfully led the Churchie Rugby program in their first year at Churchie.

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C H U RC H I E H ISTO RY

A History of Houses From three students to more than 1800, Churchie Houses have evolved with the times.

The Reverend WPF Morris founded Churchie in 1912, and with only three students it had no need for a house system. Following Archbishop Donaldson’s endorsement of a plan to establish a cathedral school for boys and the Archbishop’s invitation to be its headmaster, Morris moved the School to St John’s Cathedral in 1913 where it became the St John’s Cathedral School for Boys. The church subsequently purchased the Bowen House Preparatory School and from 1915 the Church of England Grammar School

into groups: Far Boarders, Near Boarders, North Boys and South Boys. To the Headmaster, the value of sport and competition was to bring out the best in each boy; rivalry and striving were good for character development, but winning was not so important. The notion of houses had little appeal for Reverend Morris as he perceived a risk of them mitigating against the ‘spirit of the School as a whole’. However, after considerable discussion, the now Canon Morris eventually agreed to the formation of houses, provided there were opportunities for all boys.

In the Prep School, three houses were formed for the day boys, with their names derived from the Norsemen who were part of the Viking invaders of the British Isles: Angles after Germanic tribes that settled in Britain in the post-Roman period; Jutes after Germanic tribes from the Jutland Peninsula; and Saxons after Germanic tribes from northern Germany and the Baltic Coast. Donaldson House was formed for Prep School boarders, named after St Clair George Donaldson, the first Archbishop of Brisbane from 1904 to 1921. This

was created with 106 students enrolled.

Thus, the House system began in 1935.

arrangement was changed when day

Limited space and lack of facilities led

In the Senior School, there were four houses, with the names derived from people Morris believed to have been Christian heroes with a Viking’s courage: Grenfell after Sir Wilfred Grenfell who devoted his life to medical ministry; Kingsley after Charles Kingsley, priest, author, professor and Chaplain to Queen Victoria; Magnus after 12th Century St Magnus, Earl of Orchney, the School’s patron saint; and Nansen after Fridtjof Nansen, scientist and polar explorer.

sporting houses and a fourth house was

to the move to East Brisbane in 1918. In these early days, the Headmaster referred to the School as ‘our small farm school’. But its reputation and recognition were growing and by 1920 the enrolment had reached 157. In the years that followed, the enrolment growth became rapid, placing great pressure on facilities. As numbers increased and sporting activities became more competitive, the boys were organised

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boys and boarders were mixed together in added, Danes after Danish tribes from Jutland and nearby islands. In 1950 two new houses were added in the upper school to make six houses in total, four for day boys and two for boarders (Gerald after Gerald Sharp, Archbishop of Brisbane from 1921 to 1934 and Goodwin after Sir John Goodwin, Governor of Queensland from 1927 to 1932).


With the arrival of Churchie’s third Headmaster, Charles Fisher, the House system underwent significant expansion. Enrolment had exceeded 1300 students and the need for a system of pastoral care had become an issue. Eight new day houses were added: Alban after the first British Christian martyr from the third century; Biggs in honour of Old Boy #229 Ernest Eldridge Biggs who attended Churchie from 1918 to 1923 and served on School Council from 1931 to 1973; Casey in honour of Lord Casey, Australian politician, diplomat and

Governor-General from 1965 to 1969; Halse

Two new boarding houses were also added:

in honour of Sir Reginald Halse, Archbishop

Donaldson in honour of St Clair George

of Brisbane from 1943 to 1962; Hillary in

Donaldson, first Anglican Archbishop of

honour of Sir Edmund Hillary, first to reach

Brisbane from 1904 to 1921, and Strong

the summit of Mt Everest in 1953; Mansfield

in honour of Philip Strong, Archbishop of

in honour of Old Boy #70 Sir Alan Mansfield,

Brisbane from 1963 to 1970.

who attended Churchie in 1915 and was Governor of Queensland from 1966 to 1972;

The 16 houses operated from 1971 to 2005.

Mawson in honour of Douglas Mawson,

At the end of 2005 a review saw Donaldson,

Antarctic explorer; Schonell in honour

Strong, Alban, Halse and Schonell all

of Sir Fred Schonell, academic and Vice

close. The Prep School houses continued

Chancellor of The University of Queensland.

as Angles, Danes, Jutes and Saxons.

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SONY CAMP

Service with a Smile Churchie’s values, centred upon the Christian faith, are expressed through the development of concern for others and mutual respect for all.

What better way to demonstrate these values than by hosting the annual Sony Camp for the thirteenth consecutive year. Students, staff and family members from Churchie and St Margaret’s hosted 38 children with a range of disabilities for a weekend of fun and adventure.

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C H U RC H I E N E WS

Old Boy James Kaluschke wins Adecco Australia’s 'CEO for One Month'

Michaela Gleave, Waiting for Time (7 Hour Confetti Work) 2014, video performance

Right on Track

Showcasing Australian Talent

Old Boy James Kaluschke (2012) has always excelled at sport. From his boyhood days through to schoolboy and international competition, his achievements in the sporting arena are numerous. More recently however, he has hung up his running shoes and replaced them with leather shoes and a suit. James recently won the Australian division of a worldwide competition by Adecco Group to be their ‘CEO for One Month’.

For 28 years the churchie national emerging art prize (‘the churchie’) has been showcasing Australia’s future creative talents. This year has been outstanding with 902 entries and 33 finalists.

In his senior year at Churchie, James broke the Open 400m GPS Athletics record and a year later went on to represent Australia at the World Junior Olympics in Oregon. He was a member of the 4x400m relay team that finished fourth in a very competitive field. He is currently working as a Client Service Officer at MGD Wealth, a Brisbane wealth investment firm. He is also a Pharmacy Assistant at Pinnacle Pharmacy Group. On top of his already busy schedule, James will complete a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland in June next year. Winning the ‘CEO for One Month’ competition has certainly been an early career highlight for James. The competition saw tens of thousands of people apply. James moved through a series of selection stages and in the final round presented to Neil Jones, CEO Adecco Australia/New Zealand. Having completed the month long journey as CEO of Adecco Group Australia, James travelled to Spain after being selected as a top 10 performer from the Adecco Country CEOs. The overall winner, the applicant from Japan, won the opportunity to lead this multinational Fortune 500 company under the guidance of their global CEO, Alan Dehaze.

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Judge Rachel Kent, Chief Curator Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, said ‘the churchie’ was a great snapshot of what’s going on creatively around the country. ‘This particular award focuses on artists in the early stages of their careers; to be selected and exhibited at the Griffith University Art Gallery is in itself an achievement and a great position to be in for an emerging artist,’ she explained. This year Michaela Gleave was awarded $15,000 for her work, Waiting for Time (7 Hour Confetti Work) 2014. The two Highly Commended prizes were awarded to Sha Sarwari for his work National Icon 2014 and to Tai Snaith for her work Portrait of a Sunday Painter 2015. Sponsors are integral to the success of this nationally recognised exhibition. Their support ensures ‘the churchie’ continues to be regarded as the pre-eminent national emerging art prize. The Prize Money Sponsor, Brand+Slater Architects, has supported ‘the churchie’ for 17 years. Finalist Daniel McKewen was the judge at the School’s art awards. In 2013, Daniel was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and his work has been exhibited internationally since 2006. ‘the churchie’ provides the School with a unique opportunity to work with artists of Daniel’s calibre – artists who are Australia’s cultural future. In 2016 ‘the churchie’ will enter into a new partnership with the QUT Art Museum, continuing its association with a prestigious, Queensland-based educational institution.


Tyler Nix, Oliver Crofts and Ben Carleton at the volleyball championships

Old Boy Nick Olsen at his recent exhibition

National Champions

A Colourfull Childhood

Throughout the recent school holidays, three of Churchie’s best volleyball players attended the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in Canberra.

Old Boy Nick Olsen (1985) is a Brisbane artist whose work has embraced an urban focus. After leaving Churchie, Nick studied visual art at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he majored in painting. He has exhibited widely in south east Queensland along with shows in Sydney and London. In 2003 Nick was awarded the Australian High Court Centenary Art Prize.

Benjamin Carleton (Year 10) and Tyler Nix (Year 10) competed in the U17 Queensland 1 Team, while Oliver Crofts (Year 11) competed in the U17 Queensland 2 Team. Following a week of high standard volleyball, both teams placed first in their corresponding pools, which included six other Australian states and two teams from the north and south islands of New Zealand. Both Queensland teams faced Victoria in the grand final matches and triumphed in closely fought encounters. Congratulations Ben, Tyler and Oliver on this remarkable achievement. We look forward to the upcoming 2016 GPS Volleyball season.

One of his proudest achievements came in 2011 when he was awarded the Royal Overseas League Travelling Scholarship. This scholarship took him to London and Scotland where he completed a six-week residency. His work is held in the QUT Art Gallery, Gold Coast Art Gallery, the Ipswich Art Gallery, Redcliffe City Art Gallery and the Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery. Nick’s unique style is brought out by his innate ability to exaggerate the intensity of colours, resulting in truly vibrant works of art. Many of his works feature Queenslanders and hilly streets in and around Brisbane’s inner suburbs of Paddington, West End and Spring Hill. He draws much of his inspiration from the contrast between the straight lines of the Queenslanders and the softer circular forms of the trees. Childhood memories and life as a university student are also rich sources of inspiration. Nick recently exhibited at the Brisbane Modern Art Gallery in October. Nick is represented in Brisbane by the Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, in Sydney by Traffic Jam Galleries and in London by Rebecca Hossack Galleries.

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I NTE R N ATI O N A L TO U R

Le Voyage en

France 2015 Réflections par Dominic Tutt (Année 12)

Pendant les vacances de septembre

d’accueil, étant juive, m’y a invité. C’était

2015, un groupe de 24 jeunes Australiens,

une expérience émouvante.

y compris 8 filles de St Margaret’s et 16 garçons de Churchie, ont eu le privilège de visiter la France avec quatre professeurs accompagnants pour y passer 20 jours merveilleux. D’abord, le groupe a séjourné dans la belle ville d’Aix-en-Provence, où on s’est intégré à la vie quotidienne française. Tous les jeunes ont rencontré leurs correspondants, et sont devenus amis proches. On accompagnait son correspondant à ses cours au Lycée Sacré-Cœur.

A part d’être présent à l’école, il y avait quelques visites des villes environnantes, à Arles et à Nîmes pour visiter les Arènes, et à Avignon où a vécu le pape au 14ième siècle. C’était pendant ces deux semaines qu’on a réussi à mieux parler et comprendre le français, en particulier si on a fait de bons efforts à s’intégrer dans la famille d’accueil. Après deux semaines à Aix, avec un cœur lourd, les Australiens ont dû quitter Aix, et sont allés à Paris par le biais du TGV. Bien qu’ils fussent tristes à partir, tout le monde

Le mercredi, 23 septembre, j’ai fait partie

a bien aimé voir les beaux spectacles

de l’office de Yom Kippour. Ma famille

et les monuments célébrés de Paris.

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La journée passée à la Somme, en particulier, à Villers-Bretonneux, était une vraie expérience inoubliable pour moi. On a pu voir les tranchées d’un champ de bataille au mémorial terre-neuvien à Beaumont Hamel, ce qui a fourni une perspicacité atroce de la première guerre mondiale. Au mémorial australien, j’ai trouvé le nom de l’oncle de mon grandpère, inscrit sur le mur à la mémoire de ceux qui sont tombés aux combats. Ainsi, notre séjour à Paris était un mélange intéressant d’expériences culturelles. Pour conclure, tout le monde a aimé le voyage en France. Il y avait beaucoup de nouvelles expériences que les jeunes Australiens vont garder pour longtemps.


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PR E P S C H O O L N E WS

Checkmate

As we recognise the importance of developing our boys as creative problem solvers, a number of exciting chess initiatives have been introduced in the Prep School.

Chess in the Prep School has experienced a renaissance of late with boys from Reception to Year 6 enjoying both the strategy and challenge that chess offers them. Lisa Kraft – Deputy Head of the Preparatory School explains.

Chess is for boys of all ages. It develops memory, improves concentration, develops logical thinking, promotes imagination and creativity, develops sportsmanship and shows that success rewards hard work. It incorporates the importance of planning and the consequences of decisions. It can teach concentration, how to win and lose graciously, and how to make tough and abstract decisions. Boys in Years 2 and 3 take part in weekly lessons with an expert coach who works with the boys as they move from beginner level to a level that allows them to successfully take part in games with their peers. These young men have developed such an enthusiasm and love for chess that our numbers at the interschool competitions almost tripled. Expert chess players are employed to coach all of the boys regardless of the level at which they are playing. The Prep Chess Club meets every Thursday afternoon and is well

Worth the Challenge A day of teamwork, laughter and problem solving.

Over 250 Year 5 and 6 boys competed in the recent, highly anticipated, Prep School Challenge Day. The emphasis of the day was on developing teamwork skills and this was achieved as each team rotated through a series of hands-on activities, each challenging in its own unique way. The boys saw how, through the meshing together of individual skills and talents, a group can become more effective than any one of its members. In so doing, the boys discovered the value of efficient communication and collaboration. The most popular tasks were identifying magnified images of everyday objects,

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attended by boys from Year 4 to Year 6. Our keenest players also have the opportunity to further engage in the great game on a Wednesday afternoon, when greater opportunity is available to spend time with expert coaches. These Wednesday afternoon sessions are particularly popular with the boys in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. With so many chess initiatives, choosing a handful of Year 5 and 6 boys to represent the Prep School in our GPS Chess teams was no mean feat. These boys played 40 games throughout the GPS Chess season, with a success rate of 82.5 per cent! Churchie Prep chess players were also successful in becoming both first and third placegetters in the A Grade Brisbane South Chess Tournament. Studies have shown that chess can: improve concentration and reading skills, increase creativity, exercise both sides of the brain, and teach planning and foresight. It is also a great game to play with your mates. With so many of our young men taking part in chess activities in the Prep School, the Chess Program at Churchie has a very healthy future indeed! Chess…the real think!

estimating and measuring relative weights and sizes, and a construction challenge using a predetermined set of materials. The boys were also challenged with a complex presentation task that required them to create and perform a routine addressing certain criteria. A particular highlight was seeing the best of these re-enacted, adding to a very enjoyable, purposeful and valuable day. It was wonderful to see the Churchie community come together with many of the activities coordinated by 27 parents who kindly donated their time to support the boys in their learning.


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AC A D E M I C FI E L DWO R K

Beyond the

Classroom

We completed two activities on the day:

Churchie’s Year 7 students explored the natural environment while on an excursion to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Thomas Nicolson (Year 7) reflects.

a tour of the solar system in the planetarium and an interesting walk around the botanic gardens focusing on biological adaptations in different environments. My group started in the planetarium. After 15 minutes of viewing amazing models from different space programs we visited the sky dome. Our guide provided us with fascinating facts about our solar system. He told us about the asteroid belt outside Mars, what Saturn’s rings are made of and about the region known as ‘outer space’. It was a

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riveting talk and a great introduction to our space unit. Next was biology. To begin, we went on the Aboriginal Trees Walk where we learnt about our native trees. Epiphytes and buttress roots were also explained. We then went to the desert area featuring an array of cacti and other arid plants, which have innovative ways of coping with the harsh desert extremes. Lastly, we explored the incredibly hot and humid tropical bio-dome. Thank you to the staff for providing us with such an interesting experience!


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Old Boy Dimitri Mastoros supports the homeless through volunteering

Old Boy Nathan Aspinall appointed Assistant Conductor in the US

Lending a Hand

A Sweet Symphony

When Old Boy Dimitri Mastoros (2002) made the decision to start a new business, he wanted social responsibility to be part of its foundation. After a career in the freight forwarding industry, Dimitri took a leap of faith to pursue his long-held interest in property investment and finance. The result was The Bare Broker.

For Old Boy Nathan Aspinall (2007) his long-held dream of studying and working overseas has become a reality. Nathan was recently appointed Assistant Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida, which is considered one of the top regional orchestras in the United States. His role has him conducting community concerts and working with the music director, guest conductors and guest artists to prepare concerts and recordings.

‘After going through the finance process a number of times, I knew it was something I could do well and I could offer a service level higher than the general standard in the industry,’ Dimitri said. From the beginning, Dimitri felt it important to create a strong service dimension to the business and is working with charity Orange Sky, Australia’s first mobile laundry service for the homeless. ‘I originally saw Orange Sky on the news in their early days. I became a volunteer and a big fan of how efficient their operations were and how they used their funding. Once I committed to a career change, I knew I had to get Orange Sky involved in the corporate social responsibility area of our business plan.’ This partnership sees The Bare Broker donate a portion of its commissions to Orange Sky along with a range of volunteering and other commitments. ‘In addition to volunteering, a lot of the homeless community don’t have access to the banking system, so we are hoping we can help out there as well.’ Being a Churchie Old Boy, community service is something Dimitri has always valued. ‘While I was at Churchie I did a fair bit of community service within my House, Mawson. We did a lot with the RSPCA and it was always a great time heading over to the RSPCA HQ to give them a hand.’

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Nathan’s passion for music first became apparent at five years of age. He started playing the piano but soon turned to the trumpet and French horn. While at Churchie, Nathan developed an interest in conducting and before long was conducting the school orchestra. After graduating from school, Nathan completed a Bachelor of Music at The University of Queensland. Nathan has served as young conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has also acted as assistant conductor for Opera Queensland’s productions of Macbeth and Carmen. He has participated in the Symphony Australia Young Conductors’ Program and worked with symphony orchestras across Australia as well as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. For the past two years Nathan has studied orchestral conducting at the New England Conservatory in Boston, from which he received his masters. Courtney Lewis, Music Director of Jacksonville Symphony, has acknowledged Nathan as a ‘young man of immense talent’ and as someone who ‘will be an enormous asset to the Symphony’.


O BA PR ES I D E NT

From the President of the

Old Boys’ Association Whenever I have the good fortune of meeting Old Boys, I can’t help but feel that they bear many similar traits to each other. They are commonly confident, good communicators with a friendly disposition and are charitable to a great many worthwhile causes.

In recent years, we were attending a reunion in Sydney at the residence of Old Boy Simon Ford (1973) where we were privileged to see some amazing historical footage of the School. Taken in the early 1930s by the McCallum family, the footage includes images of the buildings, boys and staff, including Canon Morris. Boys are actively participating in a great many activities as they do today. Although there is a lifetime separating us from them, we still feel connected. John McCallum Snr owned Brisbane’s old Cremorne Theatre. His three sons are all Old Boys: John (1936), School Captain Ian (1938) and Don (1939). It has been another wonderful year for the OBA. We hosted reunions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and London. The London Reunion, held at the East India Club, was attended by the School Council Chairman and the Headmaster. The annual OBA Dinner was held on Friday 14 August 2015. It was a great night with

guest speaker, Andrew Laming MP (1983), giving us an enjoyable account of 'Life before Politics'. The many paths of Andrew’s career include public health, economics and ophthalmology as well as three months of charity work clearing land mines in Afghanistan. Andrew is currently a federal member of parliament in the seat of Bowman. Nine cohort reunions were held in the latter half of this year and the annual Old Boys BBQ continues to be popular. On that day, the marvellous new Old Boys marquee was set up near the Old Boys Scoreboard. It has been a popular addition to the landscape and was the perfect spot for the 2005 and 1985 cohorts to enjoy the First XV’s victory against TSS. Congratulations to our First XV rugby team who secured an outright premiership. The last time Churchie achieved back to back rugby premierships was 1962/63. Five members of the 1963 premiership team presented jerseys to the First XV before the final game of the season. Congratulations to Harry Hockings and Joel Kuchel who were selected in the Australian Schoolboys. Congratulations also to our GPS Chess team who were undefeated and outright premiers for the first time since 2008. Congratulations to Professor Stephen James Simpson AC (1974), Mr Craig Whitworth AM (1955) and Mr Michael Floyd Williams OAM (1963), who all received 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In addition to these achievements, Bon Scott (2014) was selected in an Under 20s squad for the Young Socceroos and William Armstrong

(2011) competed for Australia at the Junior World Water Polo Championships. David Pocock (2005) and Quade Cooper (2006) represented Australia in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. David was runner up for the 2015 John Eales Medal and was awarded Super Rugby Player of the Year. Michael Gunn (2012) was awarded Australian Rugby’s Under 20s Player of the Year for 2015. The first meeting of the OBA took place on Wednesday 23 May 1917. Therefore, with 2017 as our centenary year, plans are underway to mark this significant milestone. Key to this will be a black tie event as well as the commissioning of a commemorative book that will seek to create a pictorial and chronological history focusing on informal and candid images, as opposed to team and group photos. Wishing you and your family a very happy and safe festive season. Mr Con Castrisos (1977) OBA President

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Where would you expect to see Spiderman, the Wizard of Oz’s Scarecrow, pirates, living crayons, hamsters and (Where’s) Wally?

At the Prep School’s 2015 Book Week celebrations of course! The Prep School became a literary wonderland during this year’s Book Week. The week began with great colour and action as the Reception to Year 3 boys paraded as their favourite characters in the annual Book Week Parade. The celebrations provided the perfect opportunity for parents and staff to reinforce the joy and lifelong benefits of reading and literacy.

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More than Music Music Tour: Reflections from Nelson Partoredjo, Music Captain.

I recently asked my father what he remembers most about his years at school and, without hesitation, he replied, ‘Easy – the school music tour.’ Before responding, I remembered back to my music tour during the semester break. Members of Morris Winds Symphony and Big Band One were lucky enough to travel to New Zealand for the annual Rhapsody in Rotorua Music Festival. The festival combined schools from across Australia and New Zealand in a week of collaboration, performance and graded adjudication. Hard work in preparation, along with the tireless efforts of Ms Holland, Ms Moran, Director of Music Mr Black and our conductor Mr Davison, led to both Churchie ensembles receiving gold awards in our adjudications. We cannot thank the staff enough for their support. While there we travelled around the fascinating scenery of New Zealand, immersing ourselves in the thrilling activities on offer such as the sky-high bungy swing and the luge race track. Now some might have argued that this time would have been better spent in the rehearsal rooms, preparing ourselves for the oncoming adjudications;

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however I, and I’m sure everyone on tour, would disagree. Tours through villages, the gripping rivalry on the race track and the chilling screams of those flying down the bungy swing were all shared experiences that gave us the friendship and camaraderie we needed to raise the band to the next level – a level which perhaps could not have been achieved in the rehearsal rooms back in Brisbane. I will never forget the powerful calls of Mr Black attempting the Haka or the sight of Mr Davison attempting to stand up in the giant OGO ball. I’ll always remember the piercing screams that could have drowned out an orchestra coming from Ms Moran as she flew down the bungy swing. Yes, receiving gold awards was extremely rewarding, although they stay locked in a display cabinet at the School, whereas these other moments shared on tour will stay with all of us forever. So, when Dad told me his fondest memory of school was his music tour, I smiled and remembered the cultural experiences we had, the friendships we formed and the incredible music we played together and, with full confidence, replied ‘Yeah. Me too.’


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FROM TH E C H A I R M A N

Churchie Foundation Parade boundary that displays images of the new building. You may have also noted the link to the Foundation video that showcases the project. It features a number of Old Boys who are proud to be ambassadors for the project. You can view the video at www.churchie.com.au/ourfuture.

Throughout 2015, we have experienced some wonderful levels of giving towards the Roberts Centre for Learning and Innovation project (RCLI). Since the last edition of Eagles’ Wings, which made mention of the official launch of the redevelopment of the RCLI, there has been significant progress from the fundraising campaign. Earlier this year, the 2015 Annual Appeal letter was sent to the Churchie community. It outlined that one of our generous Old Boy benefactors had offered to match every dollar raised by Churchie up to $500,000. The community responded favourably and I can proudly say the target was reached through the support of so many. The Annual Appeal was the most successful in over a decade and has provided vital funds for the RCLI project. If you have driven past the construction site, you may have seen the bunting on the Oaklands

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One of the four core themes that the Churchie Foundation focuses on is community engagement. The community engagement throughout 2015 has been extensive and is a significant part of establishing and building genuine relationships. During the GPS Rugby season, the Foundation once again hosted guests for lunch while watching the rugby on Main Oval. Other significant community engagement activities included Headmaster’s Lunches, inviting guests to the Rugby and Cricket Test Lunches, and the Foundation Thank You evening held in November.

studies in either the United States of America or the United Kingdom. This program has been running for over 20 years. If you would like to learn more about what the program offers visit www.churchie.com.au. The Churchie Foundation continues to work closely with donors and Yalari to assist Indigenous students to attend Churchie. This has been an important program for the School for many years and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Yalari and supporters to keep this vital program operating. At the Board level, it gives me great pleasure to welcome new Board member Denis Mackenzie. Denis brings a high level of energy and experience to the Board. Further to this, I wish to thank and acknowledge all members of the Foundation Board for their support and efforts throughout 2015. I also

The Foundation hosted two new events this year, the Mid-Autumn Dinner with the Headmaster and An Evening with Alan Jones AO. The Mid-Autumn Dinner attracted over 60 guests from the Asian community, while the Evening with Alan Jones AO was an intimate fundraising function at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Both events were extremely successful and the positive feedback has prompted the Foundation to look at hosting these again in 2016.

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Mr Bill Chatterton (1972)

Motors Prestige, for their fantastic support and friendship throughout the years. Most importantly, I wish to say thank you to all our supporters who are making a difference for current and future generations at Churchie. On behalf of the Foundation, have a very safe and happy Christmas with your loved ones and may 2016 bring good health, happiness and prosperity.

Chairman, Churchie Foundation


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I N M E MO R I A M

William Park CBE(C) AM (1938)

Tom Shepherdson (1947)

During his time at Churchie, Mr William Park was Dux of the Prep School and won three Proficiency Prizes. He was also an avid sportsman, competing in track and field, cricket and tennis. In 1941 he enlisted in the Army and served in the 2nd AIF as a Lieutenant during World War II. Post military, Mr Park was an accountant, a business executive and author. He wrote Beyond Adversity, which tells the story of The University of Queensland students of ‘U’ Company, 15th Battalion, during its brief existence. It covers their wartime service in all its tragedy and triumph and how they resumed their lives, studies and careers once the war was over.

The Honourable Tom Farquhar Shepherdson QC started at Churchie in 1944 and left in sub-senior in 1946. On the sporting field he was a member of the First XI cricket team and he also participated in rugby and boxing. In his distinguished career, Mr Shepherdson was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1953 and while practising he completed a law degree at The University of Queensland from which he graduated in 1965. He was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1966 and commenced a period of 15 years, taking silk in 1980.

In 1980, Mr Park was awarded The Order of the British Empire – Commander (Civil) for service to commerce. In the Australia Day Honours of 1990, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to education, finance and the community. He was a passionate supporter and advocate of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, which rewards Australians striving for excellence. William passed away on 25 July 2015 at the age of 94.

Obituaries We respectfully acknowledge the passing of the following Old Boys. The Old Boys’ Association is committed to respectfully acknowledging the passing of Old Boys. To assist in ensuring they are recognised appropriately, notifications can be emailed to oba@churchie.com.au.

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From 1982 to 2000 he served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland. He also served three terms as Treasurer of the Bar Association of Queensland (1973, 1974 and 1981) and for a time as Chairman of the Supreme Court Library Committee (1983–87). Although Tom retired on 1 March 2000, in 2001 he conducted a Criminal Justice Commission inquiry into allegations of electoral fraud. The Honourable Tom Farquhar Shepherdson QC passed away on 27 October 2015 at the age of 85.

John Anthony Aney Henry Lindsay Black John Fielding Bourne Brian John Bulman Ronald Joseph Cook Selwyn Cecil Creagh Peter Fleming Stewart William Hone Fletcher Jack Robert Harrison David Michael Hawkins Robert Maurice Jones

1961 – 1962 1938 – 1940 1934 – 1941 1954 – 1962 1949 – 1950 1949 – 1952 1933 – 1935 1951 – 1958 1938 – 1940 1971 – 1978 1949 – 1952


Peter Parodi (1952)

Denzil Ridgway (1956)

As a student at Churchie, Dr Peter Parodi excelled in science and after leaving school obtained his PhD from The University of Queensland specialising in Physiology and Pharmacology. His first job was as a laboratory assistant at the Queensland Butter Marketing Board. Dr Parodi worked in dairy his entire career and, as a nutritionist, became a pioneer of the dairy industry.

Dr Denzil Ridgway attended Churchie from 1950 to 1956. As an avid sportsman Dr Ridgway was a member of both the Cricket Fourth XI and the Tennis First IV. For tennis he was the vice-Captain. On leaving school, Dr Ridgway studied medicine at The University of Queensland (UQ) and completed studies at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. During his career he practised as both a general practitioner and an obstetrician. After retiring to Brookfield in 2008, Dr Ridgway continued his passion for medicine and his lifelong desire to care for people by assisting with research into Alzheimer’s at UQ.

By 1960, he was chief research chemist at the Butter Marketing Board and his early research examined how to prevent butter quality declining during storage. He was a recipient of the dairy industry's most prestigious awards, both nationally and internationally, and is attributed with unlocking the secrets of butter and cow's milk to identify the benefits of dairy foods for human health. Only months before his passing, Dr Parodi was submitting research papers on dairy nutrition. Peter passed away in July 2015 at the age of 81.

Frank Lamb Peter Robert Langton Barry John Lorrimer Raymond Lunney Austin Campbell McGuckin Rodney Edgar McNaught Edward Gordon Mannion Leonard George Mor Douglas William Pallisier Michael Tony Pantchenko William Abernethy Park

1953 – 1956 1964 – 1968 1946 – 1949 1948 – 1951 1941 – 1943 1945 – 1946 1950 – 1953 1957 – 1960 1951 – 1954 1987 – 1991 1933 – 1938

The Ridgway family is a fourth generation Churchie family comprising eight Old Boys and three current students. Dr Ridgway’s grandfather Mr Julian Ridgway was an early supporter of Canon Morris and was one of the first prominent Anglican laymen to join the School Council, which oversaw the purchase of land for the School’s campus at East Brisbane. Dr Ridgway’s father Gordon Ridgway is number 74 on the School Roll. Gordon served as a member of School Council and on the Old Boys' Committee in numerous capacities, including President. Denzil passed away on 1 October 2015 at the age of 77.

Peter Wren Parodi Andrew Reginald Phillips Samuel Alan Rayner Denzil Nicholas Gordon Ridgway Tom Farquhar Shepherdson Craig Elliott Watson Alan John Webb Thomas Aubrey Wetherall Gordon Henry Williams Maurice Dudley Williams Ray Forrest Williams

1949 – 1952 1971 – 1974 1935 – 1938 1950 – 1956 1944 – 1946 1981 – 1986 1947 – 1948 1935 – 1939 1943 – 1950 1944 – 1945 1928 – 1937 31


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Absolutely Purrfect In Term 3, the Year 5 and 6 Musical was a huge success, upholding, and indeed enhancing, a strong tradition in the School.

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Under the direction of Prep Music teachers Sarah Muchall and Alex Moran, the students went about rehearsing their songs and workshopping their own choreography for individual scenes for the production The Aristocats. As always the Form teachers were magnificent as supporting directors of class scenes and spent much of their spare time working with groups to ensure they were up to the usual high standard. Special mention must go to our lead actors who learnt the script, lyrics and choreography in such a short amount of time. Truly talented young men. This well-known Disney production was supported superbly by many parents through the creation of costumes and the application of makeup. Special thanks to Prep mums Michelle Winson, Melissa Wilson and Felicity Munro for their enormous contribution to the production.

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Hal Waletofea Year 12, Goodwin House Home Town: Honiara, Gaudalcanal, Solomon Islands Favourite or most interesting thing about home: The weather and beaches are awesome. The WWII wrecks and museums are also very interesting. Favourite thing about Churchie Boarding: Being part of a community that is bigger than just me. We learn how to effectively live with different people from all walks of life. Most interesting or useful thing you’ve learnt so far as a boarder: There is no rugby back home, so I was very excited about playing rugby here at Churchie. What you’d like to do when you finish school: I’d like to study engineering at university. Favourite thing to do on holidays at home: Relax! Hang out with friends at the beach. Best thing about school: I don’t have to cook, set the table, wash up or do my laundry at school.

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James Ditchfield

Matthew Griffiths

Year 8, Goodwin House Home Town: Inverell, New South Wales

Year 10, Gerald House Home Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Favourite or most interesting thing about home: It is much, much cooler than Brisbane! There is a massive dam near Inverell where we go skiing on weekends.

Favourite or most interesting thing about home: There is a wide variety of cultures in Dubai. I enjoy looking at the architecture – both the old and new buildings are very cool.

Favourite thing about Churchie Boarding: Hanging out with my mates – the camaraderie.

Favourite thing about Churchie Boarding: The community. From my friends to the staff, it is an enjoyable place to live.

Most interesting or useful thing you’ve learnt so far as a boarder: Learning where all the other boarders are from as well as learning how to keep my room tidy without Mum’s help.

Most interesting or useful thing you’ve learnt so far as a boarder: I have been a boarder since Year 7, so this is my fourth year with Churchie Boarding. I feel I am much more independent since becoming a boarder. I know that the skills I have gained from boarding are setting me up for life after school.

What you would like to do when you finish school: Not sure just yet. I like science so maybe something in that field. Favourite thing to do on holidays at home: I like going camping and skiing. Best thing about school: All of the co-curricular activities we have at Churchie. I did cricket and swimming in Term 1, but my favourite sport is rugby in Term 3.

What you’d like to do when you finish school: I’d like to be a civil engineer. Favourite thing to do on holidays at home: I love catching up with my family. My younger brothers are five and eight and they have different holidays to me, so I go to their school and help out. They will come to Churchie for their secondary schooling, but I will have left by then. Best thing about school: There are a lot of subject choices at Churchie. Churchie is one of the only schools that offers Engineering in Year 9.

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C H U RC H I E BOA R D I N G

Harry Kennedy Year 7, Gerald House Home Town: Burketown, Queensland Favourite or most interesting thing about home: Working with, and hanging out with, the staff who work at Escott Station. There is always plenty going on! Favourite thing about Churchie Boarding: Making friends. My friends at home live at least two hours away. Most interesting or useful thing you’ve learnt so far as a boarder: How to make my bed and how to work together as a team with the other Year 7 boarders in Gerald.

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What you’d like to do when you finish school: Work on the station and maybe one day become a chopper pilot. Favourite thing to do on holidays at home: Work with Dad. I love mustering. Best thing about school: The entertainment the other boarders provide.


S T U D E N T AC H I E V E M E N T S

Congratulations Ivan Zelich’s abstract, ‘A new Theorem concerning isopivotal cubics, could it be the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of Geometry?’ was endorsed for presentation at the Centennial Conference of the Mathematical Association of America in Washington. Ivan was also awarded a Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in STEM. The team of Jiles Cameron, Nicholas Hughes, Oscar McAlister, Alexander Rowe and Caleb Smith won the 2015 Churchie Prep Readers Cup Brisbane Central Region Competition. Alexander Paterson was awarded one of only 25 prestigious Tuckwell Scholarships to study at the Australian National University, Canberra. Alexander also participated in the National Debating Championships in Adelaide. He was selected as a Reserve for the Australian Debating team. Eugene Dragut participated in the five-day QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp. Blake Eager, Nicholas Hughes, Alexander Russell and Ramal Wickramasinghe gained first place in the Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge and attended the State Final at The University of Queensland. Richard Barron’s film Run for your life, about Old Boy Monty Summers won the ATOM Awards in the Documentary Category Australia New Zealand. Lachlan Macfarlane’s film Brotherhood won the ABC3 Short Film Competition. At the Brisbane Eisteddfod Jamie Robbins was awarded third place in the Grade 5 and 6 Strings Solo and Hamish Jamieson won the Senior Instrumental Award Solo.

At the Queensland Clarinet and Saxophone Society’s Competition Joshua Cox received awards in three divisions on saxophone: first (U15), second (U17) and second (Open). Oscar Kawamata, on clarinet, achieved third (Open) and highly commended (U17). Tian Qin, Charles Chandler Mitchell and Henry Friend were finalists in the Brisbane Festival GOA Billboards Photographic Competition. In the Mind Games online Sudoku and Vaki Puzzle challenge, Ian Zhong won the Australian Schools Championship. James Dyer was highly commended for his short story Had Enough in the IEUA-QNT/ETAQ/ James Cook University 2015 Literary Awards. Alexander Gluch participated in the Griffith University four day STEM Horizons for High Achievers Program. The Churchie Philosophy team of James Francis, Lachlan Marchant, Aroon Kesavan, Max Dang, William Gunn, Aryan Shresth, Miguel Cescotto and Finnegan Kelly placed sixth at the Australasian Philosothon. Charles Chandler Mitchell, Alexander Gluch, Alexander Russell, William Gunn, Aryan Shresth and James Walker placed fifth at the National Finals of Global Issues Problem Solving Booklet competition of the International Future Problem Solving Program. Alexander Leybourne was an award recipient in the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art. Richard Barron was selected for the Regional Encouragement Award. These young men,

along with Andrew Cumming and William Marshall, exhibited their works at the Ipswich Art Gallery. Alex’s work will be exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art in 2016. Harry Hockings and Joel Kuchel represented their country in the Australian Schoolboys Rugby. Samuel Wallis and James MacMillan featured in the Australian Barbarians Schoolboys Team. Strahinja Radovanovic competed at the 15 Years State Basketball Championships at the Sunshine Coast University. Darcy Marsh competed in the Australian U15 Cricket Championships in Darwin. Dylan Mullen was selected in the Australian U17 Cricket Team. Darcy Marsh was selected in the Queensland School Sport Australian U15 Football Team. Dominic Horwood was selected in the Queensland School Sport to participate in the 12 Years and Under Football School Sport Australia Championships. Andrew Cumming, Harrison Abeya and Charles Smith were selected in the Queensland School Sport Swimming Team to compete in the Pacific School Games. Tom Hughes, Zachary Charles, William MacPherson and Finlay Hume were selected to compete in the 15 Years State Rugby Union Championships. Henry Hardcastle and Ethan Bennetts were selected in the Queensland Track and Field Team. Benjamin Carleton, Tyler Nix and Oliver Crofts participated at the Volleyball National Championships.

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OBA Reunions Old Boys BBQ, 1945, 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005, 2010, Canberra, London

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Eagles' Wings Summer 2015  

The biannual magazine of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)

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The biannual magazine of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)