Old Boys of Churchie
Whether it is on stage, back stage or part of a creative production team, in performing arts there are many Churchie Old Boys who have carved out successful careers in their chosen field. For the upcoming 2017 Churchie/Somerville senior play, Peter Pan, we may be witnessing the next generation emerging. From the 2016 cohort, five of our youngest Old Boys are helping to make this year’s event another outstanding success by giving back to a school that has given them so much.
To escape the Brisbane heat this summer, Old Boy Bruce Chater (1973) with wife Anne and their three sons Ben (2004), Cameron (2005) and Daniel (2008), took to the ski slopes in Hakuba, Japan. With Old Boy Bill Beresford (1982) on hand to hire equipment and Old Boys Max Hyne (2016) and Henry Lennon (2016) fitting their equipment, what started as a family holiday quickly resembled a Churchie Old Boys reunion.
When Old Boy and former Churchie Foundation Manager, Rob Needham (1988) and current staff member, Heath Chandler (Head of Engineering Technology) started hatching plans for their fishing expedition in late 2015, neither of them anticipated what lay ahead of them. The opportunity to really savour and experience the harshness, yet spectacular beauty of the Northern Territory was on offer. For Rob, he not landed his first ever barramundi, he landed the elusive holy grail of barra hunters all over – a ‘metery’!
Throughout his life, Old Boy Peter Fardoulys AM (1950) remained a loyal, passionate and generous supporter of the School. Well known for his love of Churchie, Peter was one of the few Old Boys to be awarded an Honorary Life Membership of the Old Boys’ Association. He was a long serving executive on the OBA committee right up until his recent passing. RIP Peter! You will be greatly missed.
Peter’s service will be held on Tuesday 31 January 2017 at 10am in Morris Hall.