Old Boys of Churchie
Old Boy Grant McLennan (1974) is acknowledged as one of Queensland’s and indeed one of Australia’s greatest ever songwriters. A co-founder of Brisbane band The Go-Betweens, this year marks 10 year since his passing.
Old Boy John Simmers’ association with the violin started when he began learning the instrument at the age of six. As an enthusiastic wood worker, John had an interest in combining his skill as a craftsman with his musical experience so he became an instrument maker. He is now one of Australia’s most acclaimed violin makers.
Isaac Scott-Young (2011) is an Old Boy who, although only just embarking on his career, has already shown that he will have a profound impact in and beyond his chosen profession. Isaac recently graduated from The University of Queensland as Valedictorian of Bachelor of Economics and Valedictorian of Bachelor of Commerce.
A recent visit to the School by three esteemed Old Boys from the medical profession was a wonderful opportunity for them to share their specialist knowledge with the Year 11 students. Dr Anthony Russell (1986) an Endocrinologist, Dr Rowan Porter (1985) and Dr Andrew Kleinschmidt (1989) who are Ophthalmologists, shared insights into the motivations and work of the IDEAS (Indigenous Diabetes Eyes And Screening) Initiative.