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Academic Results 2016 A summary of the academic results achieved by Churchie’s 2016 Year 12 cohort.

OP Results QCS Results Year 12 Awards


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Message from the Headmaster It is a great pleasure to offer this booklet to you that features a summary of the academic results achieved by the young men of the class of 2016.

It is a culture that has been built upon over 100 years of effort, improvement and high achievement, and features 11 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.

At Churchie, academic attainment is at the heart of all we do and, accordingly, the academic culture at Churchie is very strong indeed.

In celebrating the achievements of our young men, I pay tribute to our academic leaders, Heads of Faculty, Housemasters and teachers, all of whom provide quality teaching, professional expertise, generous support and inspiration. Our colleagues believe deeply in the potential and future of each and every young man.

I also acknowledge the support of our parents and the wider school community, all of whom contribute to the mission of encouraging each young man to realise his goals and aspirations. I also commend to you the advice of a number of our exceptional scholars, presented in this publication, who provide mature insights into their successful approach to learning and scholarship. This advice makes for interesting reading into the nature of contemporary education and will also provide great encouragement to the young men who follow in the years ahead. Once again, I congratulate the students, staff and parents of the class of 2016 and wish them every success for the future. Yours sincerely Dr Alan Campbell Headmaster

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A C A DEMIC RESULT S 2016

Message from the Deputy Headmaster (Academic) As educators, we know that current generations face an uncertain future, with traditional pathways no longer accessible for our boys. Rapid technological advances and digital disruption mean that industry cannot stand still. It is incumbent upon schools to embrace this challenge, seeking to equip students with the critical skills to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by this dynamic global environment.

There were record results in the OP 1 to 5 percentage and in the OP 1 to 10 percentage benchmarked domains. Testament to the performance of the cohort was their outstanding external QCS test results, posting a record ‘A’ percentage. In 2016 overall academic outcomes, the OP 1 to 5 percentage of 46 per cent is Churchie’s best-ever result.

It is important that our young men are able to engage with a broad, liberal education to gain the critical skills that will see them lead in an increasingly globalised world. Central to this is ensuring that teaching and learning form the core of a school’s culture, whereby scholarship is promoted. Such a culture must create a deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning. It must also prioritise building and maintaining positive and caring relationships between staff, students and parents. The results in this publication reflect Churchie’s commitment to ensuring that each boy is prepared for his future and able to realise his aspirations. In 2016 Churchie students achieved a record OP 1 percentage and an equal record number of OP 1s.

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The seniors of 2016 have left a tremendous academic legacy for others to follow. As a group, they demonstrated great resilience and chose to rise above expectations and set aspirational goals. This was a team event of the highest magnitude, where each young man contributed to the successes of the group. As we reflect on the achievements of these young men, it is important to acknowledge how they have exhibited Churchie’s four tenets. It is these four tenets that define the Churchie man: the ability to seek excellence in all that we do (both academic and co-curricular) while generously serving others in the community. The seniors of 2016 challenged themselves and their peers, through competing and participating in the co-curricular domain and through recognising that spiritual awareness defines their very being, as they remained true to Churchie’s traditions of social justice and self-discovery.

Each student in the class of 2016 made critical decisions in his life to achieve a balance that prioritised study while contributing to the broader life of Churchie. This has ensured their academic success, and I commend each young man on his organisation, discipline and hard work that led to this great achievement. There is no mystique to achieving these results. Rather, it is commitment and effort. Effort is an essential factor to academic performance, above IQ or innate talent. 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, W & von Hippel, C 2012, Predicting and Enhancing Wellbeing and Academic Success). I acknowledge the tireless efforts and care provided by our talented and exceptional teachers, pastoral leaders and parents. It is only with their support that our boys are able to realise their aspirations. Best wishes Andrew Wheaton Deputy Headmaster (Academic)


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Academic Achievement 2016 Summary • 46% achieved OP 1 to 5 • 78% achieved OP 1 to 10 • 97% achieved OP 1 to 15 • 26 students (14%) achieved OP 1 • Average OP of 6.7 • Median OP of 6 • 100% QCE attainment • 99.5% students received a first-round QTAC tertiary offer

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Churchie

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State

Percentage

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8.0

6.0

4.0

2.0

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Churchie vs State OP

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A C A DEMIC RESULT S 2016

Message from the Dean of Studies (Years 10 to 12) I congratulate the 2016 cohort on their outstanding results. All students demonstrated remarkable tenacity and dedication and, hence, were rewarded with these exceptional outcomes. The most pleasing aspect of their success, as evidenced in this publication, is the fact that these young scholars are remarkable, well-rounded young men. They have encapsulated Churchie’s four tenets: scholastic attainment, spiritual awareness, community service and personal growth. They have all given back to Churchie in so many different ways. To achieve such outstanding levels of success in their OP and their Queensland Core Skills Test results is a reward for all the cohort’s dedication, commitment and sacrifice.

The Churchie community is immensely proud of these achievements, which reinforce the outstanding teaching and learning practices that have been implemented at the school. I take this opportunity to thank everyone involved, including staff, students and parents, for your contributions to these results. The words of wisdom presented in this publication exemplify the outstanding calibre of students that graduate 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 to 12)

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Churchie State

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B

C Churchie vs State QCS

Highest QCS ‘A’ percentage of 42% (previous best was 40% in 2015) 4

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Ivy League University Offers Churchie congratulates recent graduates Noah Milbourne (left) and Alexander Jeremijenko (right), who have received offers to top US Ivy League universities Brown and Yale. They are outstanding young men who seized opportunities to excel in academic, co-curricular and community service pursuits, graduating from Churchie and moving confidently into the global community. We wish them every success.

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OP RESULTS

OP Students 1 to 5 First Name Surname

OP

First Name Surname

OP

First Name Surname

OP

Felix

BOOTH

1

Kieran

HARDUWAR

2

Giordano

MASNATA

4

Daniel

COOL

1

Nicholas

HORWOOD

2

Henry

MITCHELL

4

Eugene

DRAGUT

1

John (Jack)

HOWARD

2

Jackie

OOI

4

Giles

EVANS-BARNS

1

Toby

HURWOOD

2

Benjamin

PARKER

4

Omar

HARDUWAR

1

Hamish

JAMIESON

2

Charles

RUSSELL

4

Isaac

HII

1

Alexei

LESSOVOI

2

Andrew

SCHREIBER

4

Jakob

IVANHOE

1

Stewart

MARTINE

2

Harry

TAYLOR

4

Alexander

JEREMIJENKO

1

Hamish

MOUNTFORD

2

Adam

WALTON

4

Harish

KAMALANATHAN

1

Prijwal

NAIDU

2

Laksh

BHALLA

5

Oscar

KAWAMATA

1

Blake

WILKINS

2

Samuel

BOARD

5

Oliver

LIU

1

Oliver

ANDERSON

3

Dimitri

CHRYSOSTOMOU

5

Bryn

LONERAGAN

1

Andries

ARMES-VENTER

3

Angus

DADIC

5

Nicholas

MANN

1

Jack

CATON

3

Rory

GUNN

5

Noah

MILBOURNE

1

Ben

CHONG

3

Gaurav

HEGDE

5

John

POTTS

1

Joaquim

ESCARTIN-HUGHES

3

Sam

KNEIPP

5

Perry

PRINEAS

1

Ryan

FLETCHER

3

Zachary

LEWIS

5

Oscar

PURSEY

1

Henry

FRIEND

3

Thomas

LORD

5

James

ROBERTSON

1

Alexandros

GIANNIOTIS

3

Byron

MAXWELL

5

Alexander

SARGENT

1

Dougall

GOODRICH

3

Oliver

POWELL

5

Sohil

TANGRI

1

Hamish

HADDOCK

3

Cameron

REID

5

Ayden

TCHERNEGOVSKI

1

David

JAMES

3

Hudson

RIDGWAY

5

James

TSAKAS

1

Ben

ANDERSON

4

Goldy

SINGH

5

Hugo

VAN BUUREN

1

James

BOUGHEN

4

Wei Wei

TSAI

5

Angus

VAN DER NAGEL

1

Ryland

CLARKE

4

Gregory

XU

1

Kian

EDWARDS

4

Zachary

YANG

1

Lachlan

GILLESPIE

4

Sean

CURTIS

2

Nathan

HUA

4

Jeremy

DAVIS

2

William

MAHER

4

Alexander

GIANARAKIS

2

James

MARS

4

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Q C S RESULTS

QCS ‘A’ Grades First Name

Surname

First Name

Surname

First Name

Surname

Oliver

ANDERSON

Henry

HUDSON

Charles

RUSSELL

Andries

ARMES-VENTER

Toby

HURWOOD

Alexander

SARGENT

James

ARMSTRONG

Jakob

IVANHOE

Andrew

SCHREIBER

Lachlan

BAXTER

David

JAMES

Thomas

SHARP

Felix

BOOTH

Hamish

JAMIESON

William

SHIRLEY

James

BOUGHEN

Alexander

JEREMIJENKO

Goldy

SINGH

Jack

CATON

Harish

KAMALANATHAN

Sohil

TANGRI

Dimitri

CHRYSOSTOMOU

Oscar

KAWAMATA

Harry

TAYLOR

Ryland

CLARKE

Alexei

LESSOVOI

Ayden

TCHERNEGOVSKI

Thomas

COLLETT

Oliver

LIU

William

TREMBATH

Nicholas

CONOMOS

Bryn

LONERAGAN

James

TSAKAS

Daniel

COOL

William

MAHER

Hugo

VAN BUUREN

Sean

CURTIS

Thomas

MARSHALL

Angus

VAN DER NAGEL

Jeremy

DAVIS

Stewart

MARTINE

Blake

WILKINS

Eugene

DRAGUT

Byron

MAXWELL

Gregory

XU

Thomas

EASTWOOD

Ryan

MCCARTHY

Zachary

YANG

Kian

EDWARDS

Noah

MILBOURNE

Giles

EVANS-BARNS

Lachlan

MOORE

Ryan

FLETCHER

Hamish

MOUNTFORD

Henry

FRIEND

Prijwal

NAIDU

Lachlan

GILLESPIE

Jeremy

NICHOLLS

Dougall

GOODRICH

John

POTTS

Oscar

GREEN

Oliver

POWELL

Hamish

HADDOCK

Perry

PRINEAS

Omar

HARDUWAR

Oscar

PURSEY

Gaurav

HEGDE

Hudson

RIDGWAY

Isaac

HII

William

RINGROSE

John (Jack)

HOWARD

James

ROBERTSON

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Y E AR 12 AWARDS

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

Alexander Sargent

Hamish Mountford

Jakob Ivanhoe

The Spirit of Churchie Award

The C E Elliott Rhodes Scholarship Award

Hugo van Buuren

Alexander Jeremijenko

Academic Excellence Felix Booth

Sohil Tangri

Daniel Cool

Ayden Tchernegovski

Giles Evans-Barns

James Tsakas

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

Omar Harduwar

Angus Van Der Nagel

Blake Wilkins

Harish Kamalanathan

Zachary Yang

Oliver Liu

The Ausenco Engineering Scholarship

The University of Queensland Create Change Achievement Award

Bryn Loneragan

Jakob Ivanhoe

Felix Booth

Oscar Kawamata

Noah Milbourne Hamish Mountford

Bond University Collegiate Scholarship

John Potts

Giles Evans-Barns Hamish Mountford

Oscar Pursey Alexander Sargent

Outstanding Academic Excellence The Morris Hart Memorial Prize Gregory Xu

The George Weatherlake Memorial Prize

The Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary Gregory Xu

Hugo van Buuren

The I M Williamson Memorial Bursary

The E D Lee Memorial Prize Isaac Hii

The Neville Harpham Memorial Prize Eugene Dragut

Tri-Service Cadet Awards The M L Hansen Memorial Cup

C D Mackelmann Memorial Prize

Cadet Warrant Officer Class Two Ryan Fletcher

Cadet Under Officer Hayden Padget

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Oscar Pursey


Y E A R 1 2 AWA RD S

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

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

Engineering Technology

Modern History

Blake Wilkins

Oscar Pursey

The W C Milligan Memorial Prize for English

Music

Jakob Ivanhoe

Film, Television and New Media Isaac Sparshott

Ancient History Oscar Pursey

French Rory Gunn

Bryn Loneragan

Music Extension Hugo van Buuren

Philosophy and Religion Eugene Dragut

The John Atherton Young Memorial Prize for Biology

Geography

The John N Palethorpe Prize for Physical Education

Zachary Yang

John (Jack) Howard

Lachlan Moore

The Boyd N Kleinschmidt Memorial Prize for Chemistry

The Dallas Wallace Memorial Prize for Information Processing and Technology

The Allan R Townsend Memorial Prize for Physics

Oliver Liu

Ayden Tchernegovski

Chinese Mandarin Gregory Xu

Drama Marcus Russell

Earth Science Jeremy Nicholls

The Anglican Financial Services (ANFIN) Award for Economics Felix Booth

Jakob Ivanhoe

Japanese

The Ham Family Prize for Religious Education

Oscar Kawamata

Kian Edwards

Mathematics A

Technology Studies

James Mars

Charles Fisher

Mathematics B

The Ian Cameron Design Award

Eugene Dragut

Charles Bell

The Keith A Dan Memorial Prize for Mathematics C

Visual Art Ben Chong

Ayden Tchernegovski

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Y E AR 12 AWARDS

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

The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Creative Writing

Canon Jones Memorial Prize for Service to the School Chapel

Hamish Haddock

Oscar Pursey

Jack Collins

The Ben Prior Memorial Prize for Debating

The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Public Speaking

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

Oscar Green

Oscar Green

Dougall Goodrich

The Headmaster’s Prize for Drama

The Archbishop’s Award

Thomas Eastwood

Roger Lambert

The Arthur Young Memorial Prize for Service to the School Community

The Headmaster’s Prize for Music

The C J Marjason Memorial Prize

Lachlan Luhrs

Henry Friend

The N C Patrick Prize for Music

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

Hamish Jamieson

The Andrew Rowan Memorial Art Prize Luke Murdoch

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Oscar Pursey

Angus Van Der Nagel

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


Y E A R 1 2 AWA RD S

Year 12 Awards Awards Assembly Awards The Baggaley Memorial Cup Charles Fisher

The W M Bateman Prize Alexander Jeremijenko

The Sir Donald Bradman Memorial Medal

The Hamilton Cup for Open Tennis Doubles Adam Walton and Lachlan Baxter

The McIntyre Cup Oscar Pursey

The Murray Millett Memorial Prize

Dylan Mullen

Daniel Cool

The D C C Crombie Memorial Prize

The Persse Challenge Cup

John (Jack) Howard

Isaac Banich

The Sylvia Dixon Memorial Prize

The Bob Templeton Memorial Medal

Oliver Crofts

Isaac Tarabay

The Football Prize

The Volleyball Prize

Alexander Sargent

Oliver Crofts

The C N Watts Prize Ayden Tchernegovski

Sir Leslie Wilson Challenge Cup Ayden Tchernegovski

The William Young Memorial Prize Daniel Cool

The Applied Science Subject Prize Bill Kennedy

M H Lupton Prize for Manufacturing Harry Scott

Recreation Subject Prize Bill Kennedy

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Anglican Church Grammar School congratulates the seniors of 2016 for achieving outstanding academic results. 12


We are proud to present words of wisdom and inspiration from the 2016 OP 1 achievers.

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WORDS OF WISDOM

OP 1 Assembly Address At the start of each school year, Churchie invites the OP 1 students back to school for the Headmaster’s OP 1 Assembly. This is a special occasion that has become an annual tradition to honour the achievements of our newest Churchie Old Boys. On Thursday 16 February 2017, Hugo van Buuren addressed students in Years 7 to 12. In his speech, presented below, Hugo provided words of wisdom and inspiration to the next generation of Churchie students.

I’d like to share with you a pattern that I have seen in pretty much every success story I’ve ever heard. From successful academics, athletes, artists and everyday people in our community, every single story has boiled down to two things for me.

There is information and there is inspiration.

Congratulations Hugo received Education Queensland’s prestigious TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship. The medal is awarded to up to ten Queensland students every year who demonstrate a strong commitment to high academic achievement and outstanding leadership in both their school and the local community. Hugo is the fifth Churchie student to have received the medal since 1995.

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Everything we learn and experience starts as just raw information. As humans, we are great at soaking up information and storing it away. Each one of us is like a unique library, with every moment we experience adding to a collection of memories, lessons and facts. However, none of that information means anything if it just sits there and we don’t use it.

It is in moments of inspiration that we are driven to make this information useful. To me, a moment of inspiration happens when there is a true need for expression or action in our lives. When an author is inspired by an event to write, when a sportsperson is inspired to compete, or when a student is inspired to pursue their studies, all these

moments of inspiration are informed by and performed with information that has been previously gathered. We may not always notice it, but I believe the Churchie community moves between information and inspiration every day. During my time at Churchie, I saw magic happen across all activities in which I took part: cross country, track and field, Grease: The Musical, music ensembles, World’s Greatest Shave, Sony Camp and, of course, the constant academic commitment that culminated in a fantastic QCS performance in 2016. I acknowledge that my experiences only account for a fraction of everything that Churchie offers; when I consider everything that happens on Oaklands Parade day in and day out, it is truly extraordinary. What I am sharing with you today is this process of moving information to inspiration. I believe that, by doing so, this is how we progress and eventually succeed in our chosen pursuits. If inspiration doesn’t seem to be striking or if you are feeling like progress in any of your pursuits has slowed down or even stopped, I’ll share with you one way of getting through this block that has worked for me. This three-step checklist was given to me by a truly extraordinary teacher who continues to inspire me.


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When you are feeling stuck in anything, check yourself against these three questions: 1. Am I eating well? 2. Am I sleeping well? 3. Am I doing what I love? Those first two questions are deceptively simple; you’d be surprised how often it is just a lack of eating or sleeping well that holds us back. That third question, ‘Am I doing what I love?’, is asking you if you are passionate about what you are putting your time and effort into. When things aren’t quite feeling right, ask yourself this, and if you honestly don’t know if you’ve found that thing that you love, I encourage you to open yourself up to new experiences. Be vulnerable and be willing to discover what that thing is, because, once you find it, you will wrap yourself up in it and hold onto it for dear life.

When I look at this checklist, I believe that ‘Am I sleeping well?’ and ’Am I eating well?’ are the foundation points that allow us to gather information; they will get us through each day. Then, we come to that third question: ‘Am I doing what I love?’. That is the question that often invites the moments of inspiration into our lives. As part of this community, we are granted one of the greatest privileges by being able to access the wealth of information that Churchie holds. I implore you to make use of that. Never stop gathering information. From the classroom through to all of your co-curricular pursuits and service activities here at Churchie, gather information and create experiences with those around you. Everything is better with people around. They will be the ones that inspire you; I can vouch for that.

With this model, I hope that you take the challenge and find a way to make it work for you; that is where it will serve you best. I wish everyone all the best for the coming year, and I look forward to hearing how you will transform all the information you gather into something truly inspiring. Please remember to be kind to those around you and especially to be kind to yourself along the way. Carry with you those three questions, ‘Am I sleeping well?’, ‘Am I eating well?’ and ‘Am I doing what I love?’, and I am confident that you will be on the way to achieve whatever it is that you put your mind to. Above all, let’s remember that magic takes planning. Hugo van Buuren Prefect, School Vice-Captain

Hugo van Buuren addressing the Senior School at the Headmaster’s OP 1 Assembly.

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WORDS OF WISDOM

Jakob Ivanhoe Kingsley House Prefect, Dux of the School ‘I am most thankful for the dedication and hard work of the teachers at Churchie for preparing me for university and supporting me to achieve my goals. My advice to current students is this: you have access to great teachers who are always there to help you. Do not hold back in your senior year; the end will come sooner than you think. If you want to succeed to the best of your abilities, then you must work harder than you ever have before so you don’t have regrets at the end of the year.’

Awards The Tyrwhitt Memorial Cup for Outstanding Academic and All-Round Excellence (Dux of the School), Ausenco Engineering Scholarship, The W C Milligan Memorial Prize for English, The Allan R Townsend Memorial Prize for Physics, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Third XI Football, Third V Basketball

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Red Shield Appeal, Newro Walk

Currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics at The University of Queensland, leading to working in a managerial position at a high-profile engineering firm overseas.

Dr Alan Campbell presenting Jakob Ivanhoe with the Tyrwhitt Memorial Cup (Dux of the School) at Speech Night 2016. 16


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Felix Booth Casey House House Vice-Captain of Service ‘Remember this: Year 12 is just one year. In the scheme of things, one year is not a long time. It will be a hard year, and you will naturally want to just enjoy yourself and live in the moment. However, it is also a year that can set you up for the rest of your life. I think for such a short amount of time, it is worth it to put your head down and focus on school. That may mean you do not have as much fun all the time as you would like, but at the end of it you can be proud of what you have done and have a great future to look forward to.’

Awards Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, The University of Queensland Create Change Achievement Award, The Anglican Financial Services Award for Economics, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular First VI Volleyball, Second XI Football

Service Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run, Pi Day, Red Shield Appeal

Currently studying Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at The University of Queensland, with intention to study a Doctor of Medicine.

Daniel Cool Magnus House ‘Churchie gave me the opportunities to be a well-rounded person. I was able to engage in sports and make new friends, and I was able to perform at my best academically. My advice for current students is to plan study routines around your co-curricular commitments, set realistic goals that are achievable throughout the week, target your weaker areas and be organised.’

Awards Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, The Murray Millett Memorial Prize for Academic and Rugby Excellence, The William Young Memorial Prize for Chemistry and Rugby

Co-curricular First XV Rugby

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Red Shield Appeal, Newro Walk, Meals on Wheels

Currently studying Doctor of Medicine at Bond University, leading to a career as a surgeon.

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Eugene Dragut Biggs House ‘Churchie is a community unlike any other. The interactions between fellow classmates and staff are unforgettable. More than just preparing me academically, it has helped forge an identity that I can be truly satisfied with. My advice for current students is to listen to your teachers, pace your work, focus hard and stay positive for the QCS Test, and balance your co-curricular and study commitments.’

Awards Mathematics B Subject Prize, Philosophy and Religion Prize, The Neville Harpham Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Chamber Strings

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Narbethong State Special School

Currently studying Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences with provisional entry for school-leavers, leading to a Doctor of Medicine at The University of Queensland.

Omar Harduwar Magnus House Prefect, School Captain ‘There is no other school that provides its students with a greater set of values and morals than Churchie. The friendships and mateship that grows at Churchie is second to none. My advice to current students is to smile, be happy, look up and soak it all in. As a Year 10 student at Churchie, I was inspired by Angus Scott-Young who, in his Year 12 year, achieved the highest success in both sport (Rugby GPS Premiership) and academia (Dux of the School). I remember thinking, ‘If Angus can do all of that, surely I can do a few more hours of study’. So keep at it, be persistent and find someone who motivates you to press on.’

Awards Year 12 Academic Excellence, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Cross Country, Chess, Third XI Football, Third XV Rugby, Debating

Service Connect2Veterans, Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Narbethong State Special School, World’s Greatest Shave

Currently studying Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at The University of Queensland, looking to complete postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics. 18


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Isaac Hii Casey House ‘Churchie boosted my confidence. I came a long way from a shy and awkward Year 7 student to the person I am today. I advise others to seek help for questions and the concepts you struggle with. Having all your bases covered in terms of content will boost your confidence. Try to form a schedule for each day of the week. Set out the order of subjects that you will study and when you will take breaks. If you are studying for a subject that does not require your computer, shut it off—this will prevent distractions.’

Awards The E D Lee Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Big Band 2, Third XI Football

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Red Shield Appeal

Currently studying Doctor of Medicine at Bond University.

Oscar Kawamata Mawson House ‘Avoid stressing too much and manage your time well. Make sure you always set aside time in the day to relax and do something you enjoy. If you relax your mind, you will absorb more information, so avoid making yourself stressed.’

Awards Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, Japanese Subject Prize, Year 12 Academic Colours, Music Full Colours

Co-curricular Big Band 1, Drumline, Morris Wind Symphony, GPS Musician, Senior Musical

Service Red Cross Blood Service, Nursery Road Special School, Peer Tutor

Currently studying Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at The University of Queensland, leading to being a lawyer.

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Nicholas Mann Casey House ‘Churchie really encouraged me to strive for high academic attainment by preparing me to have realistic expectations and supporting me whenever I needed help. My advice to students is that being organised is very important; you need to know when things are due. Similarly, time organisation is key. Discipline is also important as you must be willing to sacrifice fun times for doing work. Know when to make a sacrifice and when to reward yourself.’

Co-curricular Third XI Cricket, Third XI Football

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Red Shield Appeal, Newro Walk, Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Fun Run

Currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics at The University of Queensland.

Noah Milbourne Casey House House Vice-Captain of Spiritual Awareness ‘Churchie taught me how to set and achieve my goals and that you can achieve anything with enough determination and hard work. It also taught me the value of doing things you enjoy and trying new things. Always ask for help if you are struggling and never doubt yourself. Just focus on doing your best. Make the most of weekends and holidays and keep in mind that Year 12 should not be all about study. It is your last chance to make the most of high school so do not waste it.’

Awards The Canon Morris Memorial Prize for Service to the School through its Spiritual Life, Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Fifth XI Football, Chess

Service Pi Day Organiser, Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Samoa Service Tour, World’s Greatest Shave, Mater Little Miracles Fun Run, Red Shield Appeal

Currently studying Studying at The University of Queensland and transferring to Brown University, USA, to study Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematics with the support of the Churchie Foundation Overseas Study Scholarship.

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Oscar Pursey Grenfell House Captain of Cross Country House Vice-Captain of Co-curricular ‘The work you put in is almost always proportional to the outcome you will receive; so work hard and you will reap the benefits. There is no one simple tip to gaining an easy ‘A’. You need to earn your marks with effort. Churchie facilitated my success with supportive teachers and coaches, a challenging academic and sporting environment, and the freedom to choose my own pathway. I believe Churchie has prepared me well for the challenges I will face at tertiary-level education and beyond.’

Awards The Andrew Potanin Memorial Prize for Creative Writing, The I M Williamson Memorial Bursary, Most Outstanding All-Round Contributor to the Co-curricular Programme, The McIntyre Cup, Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, Ancient History Subject Prize, Modern History Subject Prize, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Track and Field, First XI Football, Cross Country, Track and Field Regional Representative

Service Red Shield Appeal, Spina Bifida Fun Run, Newro Walk, Nursery Road State Special School

Currently studying Completing a gap year before commencing Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney leading to a career in law or business in the United Kingdom.

James Robertson Grenfell House ‘Not only did Churchie provide a strong academic programme with extraordinary teachers, it fostered a strong community through the House and sporting groups that inspired me to achieve my best. I am thankful that I was given these opportunities and will forever be a part of that community. It is not the pursuit of happiness we should seek, but the happiness of the pursuit. Just remember to have fun along the way, but be ruthless in adhering to your timetable.’

Co-curricular Third V Basketball

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Red Shield Appeal

Currently studying Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) at The University of Queensland, with the goal to work in a leading financial firm in either New York or London. 21


WORDS OF WISDOM

Alexander Sargent Mawson House Captain of Football ‘Churchie helped me develop not just academic intelligence but social, cultural and emotional intelligence, too. My advice for current students is ensure that you plan in advance and leave time for unexpected occurrences. Find a process that works for you and stick to it. And, while it is a cliché, enjoy Year 12; it really does go by so fast.’

Awards Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, The Kevin S White Memorial Prize for Accounting, The Barry Kelly Making of Men Award, The Football Prize, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular First XI Football (Captain), Cross Country

Service China Tour

Currently studying Bachelor of Business at The Queensland University of Technology and the recipient of the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Sohil Tangri Mansfield House

Awards

‘Churchie was the right school for me and supported me through different stages of my school career. I had many opportunities and learned discipline, compassion, determination and resilience. Stress is inevitable, but if you are able to keep a cool head and a calm demeanour during the toughest parts of every term, you will succeed. Give every exam, every assignment and every task 100 per cent. In saying that, do not drown yourself in school work. Get involved and take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself to you. It will make the stress more manageable.’

Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Debating, Fourth XI Football

Service Mater Little Miracles Fun Run, Red Shield Appeal, MacGregor State School Special Education Programme

Currently studying Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW Sydney, leading to working as an investment banker and postgraduate study in the USA.

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Hugo van Buuren Magnus House Prefect, School Vice-Captain ‘Churchie has given me a firm foundation to leap from, not only academically, but personally, too. My advice for current students is to make use of all the support you have at Churchie. Remember that, with focused effort over an extended period of time, you really can get anywhere you want. Remember to award yourself plenty of sleep, eat healthily, define your goals and reward yourself for making it to each one along the way. Be proud of your goals; never be ashamed of your aspirations and never apologise for working hard.’

Awards Education Queensland’s TJ Ryan Memorial Award and Scholarship, The George Weatherlake Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence, The Spirit of Churchie Award, Music Extension Subject Prize, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Big Band 1, Drumline, Morris Wind Symphony, Track and Field, Cross Country, Debating, Senior Musical

Service Samoa Service Tour, Red Shield Appeal, Narbethong State Special School, World’s Greatest Shave, Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities

Currently studying Bachelor of Science with a concurrent Diploma of Music at the University of Melbourne.

Angus Van Der Nagel Mansfield House Prefect, Captain of Service ‘Any spare time, no matter how short, can be used to get through assignments. Learn to be honest with yourself and do not be afraid to seek help from your teachers or mates. In preparing for QCS, it is important to target your weaknesses. After receiving your practice test grades, be honest with yourself and do not be afraid to seek help from your teachers or mates.’

Awards Year 12 Academic Excellence Award, The Arthur Young Memorial Prize for Service to the School Community

Co-curricular Third V Basketball, Third XI Football, Third VI Volleyball

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, World’s Greatest Shave

Currently studying Doctor of Medicine at Bond University, leading to specialist training at a Brisbane or Gold Coast hospital.

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Gregory Xu Mansfield House House Vice-Captain of Spiritual Awareness ‘Always ask questions when you are unsure on a certain topic. Make sure you are up to date on each one before moving on. Go to relevant subject tutorials, manage time effectively and do not procrastinate. When preparing for the QCS, do each trial to the best of your ability so you can obtain useful feedback and learn from it.’

Awards The Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary, The Morris Hart Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Chinese Mandarin Subject Prize, Year 12 Academic Colours

Co-curricular Morris Wind Symphony, Fifth XV Rugby

Service Sony Foundation Camp for Children with Disabilities, Red Shield Appeal, MacGregor State School Special Education Programme

Currently studying Doctor of Medicine with provisional entry for school-leavers at The University of Queensland, leading to specialise in surgery, neurology or emergency.

Deputy Headmaster (Academic) Mr Andrew Wheaton, Headmaster Dr Alan Campbell, Chairman of School Council Mr Daniel O’Connor and Dean of Studies (Years 10 to 12) Ms Marcia Brumpton with OP 1 recipients who returned for the Headmaster’s OP 1 Assembly. 24


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Academic Results 2016  

A summary of the academic results achieved by Churchie's 2016 Year 12 cohort.

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