Connecting across country

Connecting across country
MUTTABURRA STOCK SHOW: (left) Scott Milne, Lisa Magoffin and Rod Olsen (right).

Churchie Boarding has been visiting families and communities across Queensland this year in Emerald, Roma, Muttaburra, Toowoomba and Blackall. It has been wonderful catching up with our current and future families and Old Boys. We are looking forward to our upcoming visits in Katherine, Moree and Gunnedah in the second half of the year.

A highlight was visiting Muttaburra in June to support the Muttaburra Stock Show as a platinum event sponsor. Originally a sheep show, which had grown into a significant community event, the stock show celebrated its 60th anniversary as an outback institution, attracting visitors from across the Central West.

As an event partner, Churchie paid tribute to the longstanding tradition of Churchie boarders and multigenerational boarding families who have come from the area since our first families in 1917. Head of Senior School Rod Olsen, Chairman of the Churchie Foundation Russell McCart and Old Boy Bill Glasson represented Churchie on this special occasion.

Muttaburra Stock Show President Lisa Magoffin noted, ‘We were thrilled to have Churchie and a record crowd visit for our 60th anniversary. It was a true showcase of the strength and diversity of our communities and local sheep and cattle graziers. Like Churchie, we have a contemporary outlook but remain true to our heritage. I hope to see many more Churchie friends and families visiting at future events.’

EMERALD, Ag-Grow Field Days: Deputy Head of Senior School James Brown with Ian McCamley (1979) and Hugo McCamley (Year 11)

Also in June, Gerald Housemaster Tom Giles was busy travelling to attend, firstly, the ICPA State Conference in Blackall and, later in the month, to the iconic Roma Rugby Races with Hillary Housemaster Ian Jones. Along the way he visited families and met Old Boys of Gerald and Goodwin. Also, Churchie visited Emerald for Ag-Grow Field days and Toowoomba for FarmFest and a families and Old Boys function at the Downs Club co-hosted with St Margaret’s.

See to see when Churchie Boarding will be in your area.