We proudly share some of our past students' ventures since they left our gates.
2012 - Felicity Davis
I kept a pretty low profile during high school; I
studied a lot and am quite introverted. After finishing high school in 2012, I
studied pharmacy at The University of Queensland where I graduated with First
Class Honours and moved to Northern NSW to start a job as a Pre-Registration
Pharmacist at The Tweed Hospital. Later, I moved to West End and started my PhD
in cancer research at UQ. During my studies I was able to present my work at
conferences in Beijing, Vienna, Warsaw and Singapore, and visited labs in
Cambridge, Amsterdam and Chicago. In 2012 I moved to the US as a Postdoctoral
Scientist, to start new training and was awarded a fellowship to continue my
research for a further four years. My advice? Be yourself. Do what you love
doing. Don’t always do what is safe/easy and comfortable. Work towards a goal,
but be open to all other possibilities in life.
2010 - Travis Reynolds - Gridiron Player
At school, Travis was a Quiet Achiever and House
Captain. He then pursued his sporting career while working for Vodaphone,
playing AFL for the Redland Bombers as well as gridiron for the Bayside Ravens,
as well as playing basketball and soccer. In 2014, he was signed to a full
football scholarship to the University of Massachusetts to play Division
1 College Football.
2009 -Steven Detheridge - Pilot
I was School Captain, Vice President Student Council and one of the founders of Project Unity. I went to study a Bachelor of Aviation at Griffith University. I obtained my Commercial Pilot License and Multi-engine Command Instrument Rating at the Airline Academy of Australia. I am now self-employed as Senior Pilot at Coffs City Skydivers. Obtaining my Commercial Pilot license has definitely been my greatest achievement.
2009 - Tara Gosling - Marketing Coordinator
I studied a Bachelor of Communications (majoring in Public Relations) at The University of Queensland and is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Crosstown Artists.
Throughout high school I was dedicated to the performing arts and was elected as the drama mentor for her year level in 2009. Being passionate about the arts as a vehicle for social change I am thrilled to be working as a marketing professional within the industry.
2008 - Ashleigh Stevenson - TV Reporter
Sports Captain in my last year at school. After school I completed a Bachelor of Journalism at QUT and started a career in Television news with the ABC.
One of the highlights of my career so far, i won 'Best TV Feature Story' at the 2015 Gold Coast Media Awards.
2007 - Dr Ashleigh Rogers (Molloy) - Vet
After leaving Alexandra Hills in 2007 I went straight into Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and graduated with honours in 2012.
I started working at the Wellington Point Vet Surgery that year and have never looked back. I bought the clinic 2 years later and changed the name to Vets By The Bay where I have a dedicated professional team that looks after the pets of Redlands.
2006 - Caitlin Halsall - Artist
I love to experiment
with colour, patterns, textures and eccentricities. After finishing art school
at the Queensland College of Art with first class Honours in 2010, I pursued my craft
through exhibitions, residency, festivals and continuous studio hibernation. My
practice has developed from the objective of making three dimensional painting
installation environments that the viewer can become within. It is about
recycling, ideas, methods and materials that are extended upon and reinvented. The
painting environments are fixed to a particular place and time. Their residue
is only recalled through the photographic image. I have expanded into the
mediums of ephemeral art, video projection and some 'conventional' paintings,
exhibiting at PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), the Brisbane Emerging
Art Festival (BEAF), Metro Arts Gallery Brisbane and the QCA Gallery, Brisbane.
2005 - Daniel Spears
I was house captain of Cassia and in the first
Boys’ Dance Troupe. To this day, I continue to love playing sport - martial
arts (Karate judo and krav maga), touch footy, soccer and rugby league as well
as hip hop dancing. I also love learning languages and meeting people who have
direction and purpose. At Uni, I was voted Students’ Choice for Student of the
Year for my Masters of Chiropractic which I then went on to practise. My
greatest achievement however, is the work I have done in Thailand, volunteering
with Destiny Rescue – an organisation that rescues children from sex
trafficking and sexual slavery. My advice? Find a need in the world; find something that
you hate about the world and go fix it. When you get to the end of your life,
possessions and people’s opinion of you count for nothing; it’s the peoples’
lives that you helped that you’ll be remembered for.
2001 - Louise Field - Teacher
She was a school captain during the Mintie
Moments era. She then went on to Bachelors in Creative Industries and Secondary
Education, followed by a career in teaching. At one stage she was seconded to
Education Queensland as a Senior Project Officer specialising in Beginning
Teacher Induction. She also spent some time teaching in the UK and being an
avid traveller – 43 countries!! Somehow, she also found time to marry and have
2001 - Damien Roberts
I was accepted
into the Army as a rifleman in 2002. I was then deployed to East Timor and
later to Afghanistan as part of Peace Keeping and Reconstruction Task Forces.
On return to Australia, I spent 3 years training recruits - some of my most
rewarding work - turning civilians, some straight out of school, into soldiers
ready to serve their country. I continue to fulfil high level responsibilities.
I have also become a backcountry skiing and alpine survival instructor,
proficient in first aid and rescue.
”I have had many great achievements while
serving - saving the life of some of my mates rates highly at the top. However,
the proudest day of my life though was not through my own achievement but my
mate’s. I was invited to see him receive
the Victoria Cross at Government House. To watch history unfold and the sense
of pride it produced was very inspiring"
2000 - Joel Archbald - Cardiac Scientist
I thoroughly enjoyed 2000, the year I graduated. I spent an incredibly busy year as School Captain and Student Council Rep. I moved onto a Bachelor of Applied Science Human Movements & Exercise Science and trained at the Royal Brisbane Hospital as a graduate Cardiac Scientist. Went to UK where I achieved accreditation in both Cardiac Devices and Electrophysiology from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. I am currently working as Department Manager in Cardiac Unit and the Director of Medical Start up Company. Life continues to be one adventure after another. Live life to the fullest.
2000 - Mark Spears - Environmental Scientist/Ecologist
I was a devoted member of the second coolest social group in year 12. I then went to study environmental science at Griffith. Since then I have worked as a environmental scientist/ecologist but another part of who I am is playing Gene Simmons in a KISS tribute band. I am also involved in the church. I am now married and living on the coast where I have taken up surfing. If you are trying to decide whether or not to take a new opportunity or stick with the safe one, always go with the new.
1998 - Tina Ramsay
As a 1998 Senior Leader, I played almost every
sport and also went on the German school trip which made me want to see more of
the world so for 6 months I lived as a nanny in Europe. I then travelled extensively. It wasn’t all smooth sailing. There were many
obstacles to overcome, but I worked hard to build a name for myself - that was
my biggest priority and I achieved it. I also managed to start a family and
still enjoy playing with my kids. When I returned from my travel, I became
involved in the container transport industry. By 24, I was the manager of a
large transport company. I am now the director of my own container transport
company based at Fisherman Islands. Advice?
Take every opportunity you are given as you never know where it might
lead. University isn’t for everyone; if
you have drive and ambition you can be successful no matter what.
1993 - Dr John Selby
One of 1993’s graduates, is a man who
impresses. At school, he was a keen student, ready to embrace a multitude of
opportunities. He was School Vice-Captain and President of the Student Council
the year that the concept of the fundraising fun run now known as, ‘The Dash’
originated! He was also a member of the school band. In addition, he achieved
the school’s greatest academic honour – Dux for 1993. After high school, he
studied for a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of International Business at
Griffith University, graduating with first class honours and the university
medal. After graduation, he worked as a solicitor in both Australia and
overseas. He completed his PhD in law at the University of New South Wales, with
a dissertation on the history of the regulation of the .au domain name system.
His research focuses on the spill-over effects of the Internet on business,
including cyber-security issues.ne of 1993’s graduates, is a man who
John was recognised by the Lowy Institute as one of
Australia’s “New Voices in Technology and International Relations” in 2006, and
has been a visiting professor at the University of Southern California, the
University of Zurich and the University of Oslo. In 2015, he was appointed by
the Australian and Indian Prime Ministers as one of 15 Australians under 40 to
the Australia-India Youth Dialogue, a soft-power forum to build closer
connections between future leaders in both countries. His policy submissions
have influenced government and industry regulators.
John’s advice is clear. “Life is full of choices.
One of the most important is whether to delay your gratification today in
return for investing in yourself for the possibility of a better life tomorrow.
I sacrificed a fair bit of fun in my teenage years, but now get to reap the
rewards of that investment. The second bit of advice is to develop a love of
learning at a young age and to sustain that throughout your life. It enables
you to connect disparate concepts together and see the world in a different light. Third: travel the world and find
the best pieces of different cultures and ideas that you can incorporate into
your own life.”