Message from the Alumni Office
Over the past eight weeks, old boys throughout the world have shared COVID-19 stories of isolation and survival - a reminder of our global reach and deep concern for each other. Some have contracted the virus and thankfully come through the other side: David Grigg (‘72) from New York City shared his personal experience, saying that “even just a mild-level infection was somewhat akin to living Dante's circles of hell”. From lock down in pandemic hotspots, many old boys have conveyed appreciation of small pleasures and gratitude for the kind support they have received over the past few months. Thank you for your reflections; your words make a difference and I encourage you to keep the conversation flowing through our social media platforms.  The pandemic and economic aftermath may also present a period of personal challenge. If the days ahead are difficult, please follow the contribution from Chris Kelsall (’84) with sage advice for finding purpose and balance.
Wishing you the best of health.
Deborah Hill
Alumni Co-ordinator
Matt Caddy (‘03) reports from Shanghai
I arrived in Shanghai on 14 January, eagerly anticipating another working year with MinterEllison. It was not long after touching down at Pudong Airport that we first started to hear of a ‘mystery virus’ that was sweeping through the man... read more
Charlie Perkins (’87) reports from New York City
A lot of people have reached out to me over the past month or so to check in how my family and I are faring, having moved to New York City just over two years ago. A lot has changed in the last month! Approximately two million people live in Manhat... read more
Sun Tzu and the Art of Adversity
Chris Kelsall (’84) faced professional challenges in 1995 and subsequently, during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC); in 2009. As the aftershocks of COVID 19 approach, he shares some ideas to help find purpose and balance, and invites old boys ... read more

Thank you for the very strong response to the call for OBA ‘Legend’ nominations earlier this month. It is pleasing to see so many old boys take the time and effort to put forward the names of old boy colleagues for this recognition. The committee is currently reviewing the nominations and an announcement will be made later in the year.

Expressions of interest are currently invited to join the OBA committee in the next financial year. For further information, please contact the OBA President Tom Nattrass or Alumni Co-ordinator Deborah Hill

Pictured Matt Hawksworth and Nathan Rainey (both Class of ’96)
Business Network Hub offers promotional opportunity
With COVID-19 prompting a different approach to business, many old boys have turned to our Business Network Hub to update company details on the OBA website and market services to the Christ Church Grammar School old boy community. Matt Hawksworth (’96) registered Vista on the Business Network Hub to share the company’s innovative approach to solar energy and demonstrate cost savings. “It’s certainly the time to think about how one can diversify in order to have businesses survive and make sure people are cared for. We have to stay positive and test negative!” said Matt. 

The Business Network Hub is accessible to the public but can only be populated by alumni within their personal profile. To promote your business or find a service visit the website and follow the ‘Connect With Colleagues’ tab. For support contact the Alumni Office on 9442 1528.
Christ Church Grammar School high achievers offer tutoring service
Students in Years 11 and 12 can benefit from a tutoring service offered by Christ Church Grammar School graduates at a highly competitive rate through Apex Education. Old boys Amitabh Jeganathan ('18), Akio Ho (’18) and William Hu (Dux '18) founded the business after graduating, later joined by Matthew Tissiman (School Captain '18). Together they offer a service that supports current WACE students, while creating job opportunities for high achieving colleagues. Several tutors on the team are from the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019. For further information, visit
Work experience for students of Peter Moyes Centre
Senior School students in the Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) hope to apply their skills in a different environment, meet new people, find purpose in the pursuit of new tasks and develop independence as part of work experience in Years 11 and 12. Coordinato... read more
Forever grateful
Josh Coales (’19) - son of Robert Coales (’93) and grandson Mike Coales (’58) -  had his heart set on continuing the family tradition of a Christ Church Grammar School education. After receiving a scholarship, Josh was determined to embrace the extensive opportunities that Christ Church presented. Forever grateful of the gift he received Josh shares his story and the difference it has made in shaping his life. Old boys are encouraged to support the recently launched Annual Giving appeal and help young men like Josh receive a quality Christ Church education.
Member updates

We proudly share member updates for Max Jackson (’97), Simon Rae (’86), Scott Gillam (’85), Jeremy Brockman (’80) and Jon Sanders (’55). Read more

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