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The Early Years
Paul Bowen
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Inducted 2006

Born in Perth on January 1951, Paul attended Churchlands from 1962-1964. After leaving school he pursued a career at Channel 9, where he worked in Various positions for many years. He was appointed State Director, and later General Manager, from which position he retired in 2005 after a long and outstanding association with Channel Nine. Paul has served the community as a member of the boards of both Appealathon and Crimestoppers.

1967
Kerry Sanderson AO
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Inducted 2006

Born in Subiaco on 21 December 1950, Kerry attended Churchlands from 1963-1967. Her career has included the roles of Director of Treasury's Economic and Financial Policy Division, Deputy Director General of Transport and Chief Executive Officer, Fremantle Ports. Kerry was Telstra Business of the Year in 1996 and is an officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

1969

Ian Puddey

 

1969
Stephen Ker
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Inducted 2006

Stephen was born on 8 April 1952 in Perth. He attended Churchlands from 1965-1969. Stephen pursued a career in education, working as a primary school principal, where he has a focus on making a difference to students' lives in some challenging environments.
Stephen's interest in the well-being of others is particularly evident in his generosity of spirit as a living related organ donor. This personal sacrifice is an example of the selfless service to others, which the school and alumni community is proud to acknowledge.

1970
Mike Fitzpatrick
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Born in Victoria on 28 January 1953, Mike attended Churchlands from 1966-1970. He was head boy in his last year. Mike was a keen sportsman and was a player in the Subiaco Premiership of 1973. He played for Carlton in the Premiership teams of 1979, 1981 and 1982, captaining the side for two of those wins. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1975, and founded Hastings Funds Management in 1994.

1972
Neil Fisenden
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Neil was born on 6 January 1955, in Subiaco and attended Churchlands between 1968 and 1972. Neil's Long career as a flautist has included the positions of Principal Flute firstly with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and then the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and then the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Neil has performed as a soloist with both orchestras and made many recordings. He was awarded the Churchill fellowship in 1980. Neil has been involved for many years as a teacher and mentor for young flute players at secondary and tertiary institutions including 10 years at Churchlands.

1976
Allan Meyers
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Allan was born in Kwinana on 12 October 1959, and attended Churchlands as a special music student from 1972-1976. Allan's musical career has included playing in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and working in Massachusetts, USA. He has performed with many internationally renowned musicians. In 1980 Allan won the position of Principal Clarinet in the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the orchestra as concerto soloist and is one of the performance staff at UWA.

1977

Christine Stanton

 

1977

Richard Pengelley

 

1979
Sharon Buchanan OAM
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Born in Busselton on 12 March 1963, Sharon attended Churchlands from 1977-1979. An outstanding hockey player, Sharon Buchanan was selected for four Olympic Games, winning a gold medal at Seoul in 1988. She captained Australia to silver medals at the Champions Trophy and the 1990 World Cup and then gold at the 1991 Champions Trophy, at which she was the player of the Tournament. She was named in three World XI teams before retiring in 1993 after a record 186 internationals.

1979

.Neil Brooks

Inducted 2006

Freestyler Neil Brooks attended Churchlands Senior High School from 1975-1979. He was born in Crewe, England on 27 July 1962, and settled in Australia at the age of four. He became WA's most decorated swimmer with a gold, silver and bronze medal (all relays) from the 1980 and 1984 Olympics plus four gold medals and a silver from the 1982 & 1986 Commonwealth Games. He was a member of the celebrated "Mean Machine" and in 1983 was ranked second in the world over a short course in the 50-100 freestyle.

1981

Melanie Greensmith

 

 

1982
Tom Stachewicz
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Tom was born in Germany on 5 December 1965. He graduated from Churchlands in 1982. Tom was a member of the Olympic team in 1984, 1988 and 1992, and of the Commonwealth Games team in 1986 and 1990. He won three Commonwealth gold medals, two silver and three bronze. He participated in the World Swimming Championships in 1986 and 1991. Tom broke the Commonwealth Games record for the 200 metres freestyle event in 1987, and won the Australian 100 metres backstroke title for seven years in succession. He was coach of the Mauritian Olympic team for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and his career since then has included the post of Director of Swimming at All Saints' College

1983
John Gillam
1984
Sally Carbon OAM
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Sally was born in Perth on 14 April 1967 and attended Churchlands from 1982-1984. Sally spent 10 years in the Australian Hockey team, participating in two Olympic Games and winning a gold medal, and also in competing in two World Cups. Sally has two degrees and has pursued a varied career which has included an appointment as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Docklands Authority, and more recently as a political strategist. She is also the author of two published children's books.

1989
Taryn Fiebig
1992

Aron Chakera

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Inducted 2006

Aron was born in Perth on July 6 1976. He attended Churchlands as a special music student from 1988-1992. Aron studied medicine at UWA, graduating summa cum laude. He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship in 2000 and graduated with a D. Phil from Oxford University. His involvement in medical research includes a position of Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford.

1996

Jodi Lambert

Inducted 2012

Jodi is a Perth girl born and bred, attending Wembley Downs Primary School and graduating from Churchlands in 1987. Jodi is also a former Phys Ed staff member of Churchlands.

Sport was an important part of Jodi’s life at Churchlands, especially participating in a successful team in the A grade athletics for five years. Her success at interschool level encouraged her to continue participating in athletics for the next 20 years. Major achievements in Jodi’s athletics career include holding the WA 100 and 200 m Senior Champion title for 10 years; being ranked in the top three in Australia for these events; and membership in the team that holds the Australian record for 4 x 100 relay.  She has represented Australia in World Championships and World Cup events.

Jodi was a member of the Australian track and field team in the 1996 Olympic Games, competing in the 4 x 100 relay; and in 2002 represented Australia in the Commonwealth Games in the same event –gaining 4th place.

Jodi is currently Head of Health and Physical Education at Applecross Senior High School and continues to be involved with the sport of athletics as the team manager of the Australian Junior Track & Field team and coach of the 4x100m team.

 

Chris Malcolm

Inducted 2012

Chris attended Woodlands Primary School and graduated from Churchlands Senior High School in 1979 while Paul Latham was principal. He developed an interest in art during his school years and enjoyed the positive approach to art by teachers who strongly encouraged him to pursue tertiary art studies. In particular Chris remembers Mr Stanley of the Art Department. Chris then went on to study art at University.

Chris Malcolm’s career as an Artist and Art Curator spans the last thirty years.  Combining his background in painting with interests in new media, he was closely involved in the development of Australia’s largest University Art Gallery at Curtin University in the late 1990’s. 

He has been Exhibition Designer and Curator at the John Curtin Gallery since 2001. He was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2002 for his work in the development of the inaugural international Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) and has curated numerous international exhibitions for the Perth International Arts Festival over the last 10 years including the extraordinarily successful U-Ram Choe in 2012. In 2009 Chris was appointed to his current role as Director of the John Curtin Gallery at Curtin University.

 
 
 
   

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