Old Boys of Churchie
These days kids spend a lot of time connected to technology. Fewer and fewer of them spend time in the bush, learning about the lives people lead in remote parts of Australia and how to live rough and enjoy it. With that in mind, for the past four years a group of Old Boys have taken their kids on a camping and riding trip to a large property near Eulo, north-west of Cunnamulla.
Dr Rachel Horton commenced teaching Senior Physics and Chemistry at Churchie in 2012. Having come to teaching from a scientific research career, Rachel’s enthusiasm for learning is infectious, translating into the development of a positive culture of critical thinking and continual improvement in students and staff alike. Away from the classroom, one of Rachel’s passions is rugby union. This year Rachel was appointed to referee Premier men’s rugby in Queensland, First XV schoolboys and a recent World Rugby appointment will see her refereeing her first test match in Hong Kong on Friday 9 December.
Old Boy Angus Scott-Young (2014) has been awarded the prestigious UQ Blue from the University of Queensland. As a member of the Churchie First XV undefeated premiership team in 2014 and Dux of the School in that year, it is wonderful to see Angus continuing to excel both as a sportsman and a scholar.