While Churchie is proudly an independent boys school, we understand the importance of providing our boys with opportunities to learn alongside girls in both formal and informal settings. Churchie provides numerous co-educational opportunities for students in all year levels.
Below are some of the co-educational learning opportunities that a Churchie boy experiences during his school life.
Academic extension programmes
These are a prominent feature of Churchie's academic landscape, such as the World Scholars’ Cup and the da Vinci Decathlon, both of which bring together boys and girls from neighbouring schools, both state and independent.
Year 9 Gender Summit
This is an annual full-day conference hosted by Churchie, bringing together male and female students in Year 9 to explore complex social issues facing young people as they progress through their adolescent years. Attendees from the schools in the wider Brisbane region are challenged by guest presenters become leaders in their school and local communities.
Students of international languages at Churchie undertake study tours to France and Japan in mixed-gender environments. We are proud to also host reciprocal visits from coeducational international schools, extending the language learning of our students in co-educational settings. Similar opportunities are currently being developed in Spain.
Many co-educational opportunities are available via music, drama, chess, debating and stagecraft, where Churchie students from neighbouring schools, such as Somerville House, St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School and Brisbane State High School work together for extended periods. In the case of musical productions, these collaborations occur over several months.
Throughout the year, Churchie boys take part in service activities and fundraising events in mixed settings. At the annual Sony Camp, Churchie boys and St Margaret's girls work together over a weekend to take care of students with disabilities—a highly challenging and immensely rewarding experience.
Many spirited sporting competitions with girls schools occurs through annual social fixtures, such as annual touch football and netball competitions. These events provide an ideal platform to bring together the student leadership teams of each school to discuss matters relating to leadership, service and charitable pursuits.
Churchie Dances occur twice each year and are a vibrant, supervised activity for students to socialise in a safe and enjoyable environment. In formal settings, Churchie's Senior Formal and the P&F Ball provide further opportunities for Churchie boys to host partners at gala events, where they are encouraged to display the impeccable behaviour of a Churchie gentleman.
Churchie highly values its partnerships with several girls and coeducational schools with whom our young men can collaborate.