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Former students display


Former students display

We invite you to come and view our Archives display highlighting six former BCGS students who reflect achievement across the curriculum and across time. This display is located in the Head of School's office and is a snapshot of just some of the extraordinary alumni BCGS has. 

JEREMY CALLAGHAN (Class of 1985)

A Meitoku Japanese Exchange student, Jeremy gained a thirst for travel and cross-cultural experiences at an early stage. He is a WAAPA graduate, a star of stage and screen and a successful freelance journalist who lives and works with his French wife, Gaelle, in Brittany, France.

At BCGS, Jeremy performed in “Man of Steel” (1983) and “Fiddler on the Roof” (1984) and was part of the cast of “John Gaven” at the Bunbury Repertory Club in 1980. He was also the Chairperson of the “Bonifacian” Committee in 1985.

ADRIANNE FISHER (Class of 1982)

Adrianne displayed an array of academic and creative talents at school so her pursuit of architecture as a career was not surprising. She completed her studies at the University of Western Australia and Melbourne University before spending 20 years at OMA (the Office for Metropolitan Architecture) in Rotterdam, Holland. Her projects for OMA have taken her from Beijing to London to Porto and to Copenhagen where she is currently working on part of the transformation of that city’s famous harbour.

ANDREW WALTER (Class of 1978)

Andrew is currently the Interim Director of the Melbourne University School of Government. His career in Economics has taken him to Oxford University and the London School of Economics as well as a number of other visiting professorships in Europe, Asia and North America. His opinion on and analysis of internationally significant events, such as the consequences of the Brexit vote in the UK, are sought around the world.

At BCGS, Andrew was a talented debater, a gifted athlete, Captain of Redding House, Head Boy and Dux of his year.

SHARON JARVIS (Class of 1996)

Horses have always been Sharon’s passion. Her determination to succeed and her ability to work hard have put her in good stead to achieve amazing goals in the equestrian world.  Her local, national and international successes are extensive and include:

  • Fourth place in 2008 Beijing Paralympics
  • Two Bronze Medals at the World Equestrian Games, 2010
  • WA Para-Equestrian Rider of the Year
  • WA Equestrian Sports Star of the Year
  • Dual Paralympian (Beijing 2008 & Rio 2016)
  • Equestrian Australia National Athlete of the Year, 2010
  • WA Institute of Sport Athlete of the year with a Disability, 2011

Sharon was instrumental in BCGS having a uniform for the equestrian team and a helmet cover, in school colours, is part of this display.

NIGEL WADE (Class of 2003)

Nigel was a member of Knight House during his time at BCGS and he was a Music Captain in his final year  His physical pursuits were in the orienteering and rogaining spheres where he achieved a very high level of performance. When he left school, Nigel studied at the University of Western Australia and graduated with an Engineering degree, specialising in Mechatronics (technology involving electronics and mechanical engineering). He has since been a Hardware Device Engineer and a Mechatronic Engineer and it is in this field that he has invented a data reader, ShockWiz, which is a device that measures the suspension behaviour of mountain bikes. He is the Director of Dusty Dynamics, a Perth-based company working with the US bicycle giant, SRAM.

KATE OLIVER (Class of 2010)

Kate Oliver – BA (UWA), BA (WAAPA), DipEd (UWA) – has never found setting goals for herself a difficult thing to do.  In fact, she thrives on it.  At school, she was involved in all things musical, the Arts generally, Netball, Cross Country as well as a rigorous academic programme. She also set a fine example for others in terms of participation in school and community events. Her most recent challenges are to conduct choirs and to continue her studies in classical voice. She may well venture overseas to pursue her goals and hone her skills for conducting choral music concerts.