Old Boys

Alumni of Christian Brothers’ High School, Lewisham are traditionally known as the “Old Boys”, and may elect to join the school’s alumni association, the “Old Boys’ Association”.



All CBHS Lewisham Old Boys are invited to our Return to Lewisham event held in March of each year, where you can rediscover the campus with tours lead by our current students, reflect at an Old Boys Mass with Father Jack Evans and enjoy drinks and canapes in the Heritage Yard to finish off the evening.

The Old Boys’ Association can be contacted via oldboys@cbhslewisham.nsw.edu.au or stay up to date via Facebook 


Student Stories

CBHS Lewisham has a proud history of young men graduating and excelling across a range of fields. These are just a few.

Other Notable Alumni Include:

  • Bishop John Cullinane (1944) – Auxiliary to Melbourne Archdiocese
  • Archbishop James Carroll (1931) – Auxiliary Bishop to Cardinal Gilroy
  • Bishop William Brennan (1927) – Bishop of Toowoomba
  • Bishop Albert Thomas (1931) – Bishop of Bathurst
Entertainment, Media and the Arts
  • Gordon Elliott – TV Personality
  • Kerry Myers, Editor The Catholic Weekly
  • Leo Schofield AM (1952) – Noted Journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald
  • David Wenham – Actor
Medicine and Science
  • Victor Chang AC – Heart Surgeon
  • Jim Quirk AO, FAA (1941) – Australia’s first Professor of Soil Science. Visiting Professor at Oxford University
  • John Mackey V.C. (1936) – Posthumously awarded the Commonwealth’s highest honour for bravery for his gallantry in Borneo in 1945
Politics, Public Service and the Law
  • John Aquilina – Politician – Leader of the House
  • Michael Grove (1955) – Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Julian McDonald AO – Chancellor of Australian Catholic University
  • Brian McGowan (Australian politician) – Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
  • Kevin Frederick O’Leary QC – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
  • Terry Sheahan OA – Politician, Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court
  • Hon Harry Woods – Federal Minister
  • Steve Gearin – Rugby League player
  • Brett Holman – Football (soccer) player
  • Raphael Bove – Football (soccer) player
  • Roger Hartigan (1894) – Australian Test Cricket player
  • Martin Mulligan – Tennis player
  • Paul Osborne – Rugby League player and Politician, Schoolboy Player of the Year Award 1984
  • Shane Rigon – Rugby League player
  • Andrew Lomu – Rugby League player
  • Tim Pickup – Rugby League player and Test representative.
  • Solomon Haumono – Rugby League player and professional boxer
  • Michael Speechley – Rugby League player
  • Jim Walters – Rugby League player for Newtown Jets
  • Peter Winchester – Rugby League playr for Canterbury Bulldogs
  • Peter “Bullfrog” Moore – Rugby League
  • Greg Stafford – AFL
  • Andrew Koczka – Football (represented Australia)
  • Stephen Humphreys – Rugby League Balmain Tigers, current CEO West Tigers
  • Kurtis Patterson – 2019 Australian Cricket player
  • Francis Webb – Poet
  • Jim Waaldersee – author
  • Ron Blair – Playwright
Public Life
  • John Walsh, AO – co designer of the National Disability Insurance Scheme