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Bruce William McDonald FRAeS Post Nominal Fellow Royal Aeronautical Society Military Pilot & Qualified Flying Instructor GSSHS 1972-76 Head Boy: 1976 Student Council: 1975-76 DOB: 2 September 1959 Life after GSSHS 1977: Joined Royal Australian Air Force, trained as a jet engine engineer. Maintained P3C Orion Maritime Patrol aircraft at RAAF Base...

Anne May (nee Moore) State Squash Player GSSHS 1972-76 Growing up on a small orchard in Helena Valley, I started tennis lessons at Greenmount when I was 10. A group of locals was coached by a retiree named Bill Benzie. Many of us went on to represent GSSHS...

Steve Quartly Directing National Live Television broadcasts for the Seven Network GSSHS 1974-78 Steve Quartly has been working in the professional television industry for over 40 years. In 1979 he started at The Seven Network Perth (TVW7) and trained in the 4 main areas of television production (cameras,...

Norman Jorgensen Winner of Book of the Year GSSHS 1970-71 Norman Jorgensen is one of WA’s most versatile authors for young people, with a dozen books published and several more nearing completion. His work has included graphic novels and picture books and comedy and historical novels often set...

Meredith Hammat MLA Member of Parliament GSSHS 1985-86 Meredith grew up on a farm in the Great Southern region and came to Governor Stirling SHS in 1985, having transferred from Kojonup District High School. After Year 12, Meredith completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Western...

Dr Laraine Brindle Owning & running a General Practice GSSHS 1964-65 Laraine attended GSSHS from 1964-65, having previously attended Belmont SHS. Laraine worked in various, but mainly clerical government and private jobs until a position at UWA led her to consider a university degree in 1970. In order to enter...

Mark Waite CEO/Director GSSHS 1981-85 Mark has worked in and been committed to the youth and community sector for over 33 years. He studied a Bachelor of Social Science (YWK & PSY), a Diploma in Drug and Alcohol, a Diploma in Business Management and is currently completing a...

John Hopkins OAM Chairman of Golf Australia 2011-19 GSSHS 1966-67 John came from Donnybrook JHS and boarded at Swanleigh/GSSHS in 1966. After high school John graduated in law in 1972, joined a major Perth law firm and became Partner in 1978, specialising in Takeovers, IPO’s and Joint ventures. He...

Dr Michael Todd Research for European Space Agency GSSHS 1987-88 During his career Michael has worked as a Telstra Technician, a High School Maths and Science teacher, a researcher, a software developer and a data scientist. Michael grew up in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia and attended GSSHS from...

Allen Newton Journalist GSSHS 1970-73 A migrant from the UK with his family, Allen Newton attended Governor Stirling after completing Third Year at Kalamunda High School. After leaving school, Allen started work as a copy boy at the now defunct Sunday Independent before earning a cadetship at the paper...