At Churchie we believe our role is more than to provide knowledge; it is to build character by developing the whole person through personal growth, scholastic attainment, community service and spiritual awareness. All of our activities, inside and outside of the classroom, help the young men of Churchie to grow in character by providing challenging learning experiences, building positive relationships and accepting shared responsibility for outcomes.
We aim to foster growth and development in the life of every young man by providing a comprehensive range of opportunities and activities. In developing positive relationships with peers and staff, students can maximise their opportunities for improvement and achievement.
Service is a key part of our approach to personal growth. As students come to understand that they are part of something greater than themselves, they gain value from serving those around them.
Opportunities abound for boys to exercise formal leadership across the School, through a responsive and dynamic student leadership and student council structure. The annual appointment of a student executive, prefects, house captains, activity captains, Prep School leaders and boarder prefects helps to produce service-oriented leadership experiences, which in turn encourage leadership in the wider community, beyond Churchie.
Inter-House, arts and sporting pursuits
There is a wide and varied sports and activities programme in which boys can challenge and extend themselves.
Inter-house competitions and carnivals combined with opportunities to participate in interstate and overseas tours are available across our broad cocurricular programme.
The programme also includes a wide range of cultural activities. Boys can participate in choir, chess, music ensembles, drama productions, art shows, debating, camps and exchange programmes. Such programmes enable boys to express and develop their creativity.
The School’s commitment to personal growth is supported by a comprehensive array of outstanding facilities, all located on-campus and within easy walking distance of each other.
Flexible learning spaces, classrooms, labs, rehearsal and performance spaces are all close at hand at Churchie. Morris Hall, the School’s iconic hall, is home to numerous music, drama and art productions where boys express their creative talent.
Sports facilities include 10 turf sports fields onsite surrounding the Main Oval, while health and physical education, basketball and volleyball are also catered for in the contemporary sports complex, comprising two indoor sprung wooden floor full size courts and a first class strength and conditioning centre.
The aquatics centre includes three heated pools at 50, 25 and 12.5 metres and caters for swimmers of all ages and stages of development.
A state-of-the-art rowing facility overlooking the Brisbane River is also available for students along with a tennis centre which incorporates seven courts and a club house.
At Churchie, every boy is actively encouraged to reap the benefits of participating in the sports, arts and activities provided.
It is through participation and the School’s deep commitment to the holistic growth and development of each young man, that we can realise the Making of Men.