Boarding and the arts

Boarding and the arts
Year 11 boarder Tom O'Neill

Year 11 boarder Tom O’Neill hails from Mount Isa and is a passionate student of both film and theatre.

Tom is completing the IB Diploma Programme pathway at Churchie and is enjoying the opportunity to work collaboratively in both his film and theatre classes.

‘So far I’ve found it challenging but also rewarding,’ Tom said. ‘It’s supported my passion for film and theatre, allowing me to explore the international side of these arts and create films in a more professional environment.’

The Churchie Boarding programme has provided the support Tom needed to pursue his interests, including leave to attend acting classes outside of school. Tom has also taken advantage of the cocurricular programme at Churchie, participating in school musicals such as the recent The World Goes ‘Round performed at Somerville House and last year’s Singin’ in the Rain performed at Churchie.

Tom (far left) performing Singin’ in the Rain

Boarding at Churchie has been very conducive to Tom’s studies, with the structured nature of the programme allowing him to set study times easily and the central location on campus saving time to get to cocurricular activities and early morning classes.

Following his studies at Churchie, Tom hopes to complete an acting course and make his way into the acting industry.