Old Boys of Churchie
Old Boy Robert Ian ‘Bob’ Templeton (1950) is an icon in Queensland, Australian and international sport. His contribution to the game of rugby union on and off the field over three decades is unsurpassed. Commissioned by the First XV premiership team of 1982, a framed selection of Bob’s rugby ties (pictured above) commemorating Bob’s rugby journey from the fields of Churchie to the international rugby stage, were presented to the Headmaster by Bob’s son Andrew (1982).
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.