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Robert Graham Full-time professional musician for 25 years GSSHS 1984-87 Robert arrived at Governor Stirling as a bewildered year nine student. It was his third school in three years, with the first one being on the other side of the world in British Columbia, Canada, and the second...

Lynette Evans (nee McKay) Planning & Construction of St Bart’s Homeless Accommodation in Perth CEO of St Bartholomew’s House GSSHS 1961 -1965 I started my career as a Registered nurse in 1966, completing my general training at Royal Perth Hospital in 1969 and later working in various hospitals in...

Lisa Loraine Baker MLA Member of Parliament GSSHS 1975-76 I graduated from Governor Stirling Senior High School in 1976 and then completed a Bachelor of Science, Psychology, and a Post Graduate Degree in Development Studies. What followed has been an amazing journey! After jobs in social justice positions around...

Leith Pavlinovich Principal Consultant - Mathematics Curriculum and Assessment Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy GSSHS 1977-81 Leith Pavlinovich came from Upper Swan Primary school to attend Governor Stirling SHS from 1977 through to 1981. After completing her TAE at Governor Stirling SHS, she attended Nedlands Teachers’ College where she majored in...

Kim Hagdorn Leading West Australian Sports reporter over four decades Sports Reporter GSSHS 1971-72  Kim Hagdorn was an upper school student at GSSHS to complete his then Leaving Certificate through 1971-72. He crossed from Northam SHS after completing his then Junior Certificate in 1970 in a move to the...

John Dell PSM Naturalist/Ecologist GSSHS 1960-61 Dux of his class, John was noted for an unquenchable fascination with animals and his form teacher, LG Nixon encouraged him to take up some form of fauna studies. After finishing school, he spent ten years working part-time on his father’s small...

Janice Ruth McCarthy GSSHS 1960-1962 I was probably a big fish in a little pond when I did well at Midland Primary School. When I got to GSSHS in 1A in 1960, I was shocked to find other brighter kids. I spent my first High school year...

Group Captain Kevin N Pyke AFC RAAF Officer GSSHS 1954-1955 Operations Officer 75 Squadron RAAF Butterworth Malaysia 1969-1971 Commanding Officer 2 Flying Training School RAAF Pearce 1977-1978 Defence Adviser Australian High Commission Malaysia 1981-1984 Director of RAAF Training Canberra 1986-1988  ...

Geoffrey Ajduk WA State Bowls Team Magistrate GSSHS 1970-71 Geoffrey Ajduk - 1954 - 1993 Geoff Ajduk attended Governor Stirling Senior High School from 1970 to 1971. He graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Law and was admitted to legal practice in May...

Dr Isavel Carija Setting up CBS Anaesthetics providing a 24/7 service to Midland Hospitals Founder Consultant Anaesthetist CBS Anaesthetics GSSHS 1965-69 I have lived most of my life on a vineyard in the Swan Valley. I went to Upper Swan Primary in 1958 and from there to GSHS in 1965....