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Past students

Our greatest successes and fondest memories are not of the buildings but of the students who have passed through the gates since 1980. Collectively, they have accounted for outstanding successes on the sporting field, in professional and trade careers, in musical and dramatic performances and in citizenship. Individually, many have come to the public’s attention for outstanding performance in their chosen field. Here are just a few of them.  More success stories to come. 

​Julia Robinson

Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australian Rugby League Representative. 
(Ferny Grove SHS student 2011 - 2015)

Dale Barltrop

Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and First Violinist of the Australian String Quartet. 
(Ferny Grove student 1993 - 1997)

Dr Daniel Timms

Medical researcher
Inventor of revolutionary artificial human heart
(Ferny Grove student 1991 - 1995)

​Anthony Lister 


Internationally-acclaimed artist in fields of “street art”, expressionism and pop art with exhibitions throughout Australia, UK and US 

(Ferny Grove student 1993 - 1997)


Jharal Yow Yeh


Rugby League Player -

Brisbane Broncos Team 2009 to 2012

Australian ‘Kangaroos” Team 2011

(Ferny Grove student 2002 - 2006)

​Justin Hodges

Rugby League Player -
Australian International Rep
Current Brisbane Broncos Captain
(Ferny Grove student 1999)

​Remi Hii


Actor - "Neighbours", "Wonderland", "Marco Polo"

Lead role in "Better Man" SBS TV Mini-Series

2014 AACTA and Logie Award Nominations


(Ferny Grove student 2000 - 2004) 

 Alan Hewson

TJ Ryan Award winner March 2006
(Ferny Grove student 2001 - 2005)

Andrew Letherby


Commonwealth Games Marathon Bronze Medal Winner Manchester 2002; 5th - Commonwealth Games 2006 


(Ferny Grove student 1986 - 1990)

Lucy Beumer

TJ Ryan Award winner March 2004
(Ferny Grove student 1999 - 2003)

Dr Ryan Williams

TJ Ryan Award winner March 2000
(Ferny Grove student 1995 - 1999)

Sharon Cripps

Athlete - Atlanta Olympics 1996, Sydney Olympics 2000 relay team
(Ferny Grove student 1990 - 1994)

Stephen Eaton, OAM

Discus and shot put - Atlanta Paralympics 1996; Sydney Paralympics 2000
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia 2000
(Ferny Grove student 1988 - 1992)

Tamara Nowitzki

Swimmer - Atlanta Paralympics 1996; Sydney Paralympics 2000; Awarded Australian Sports Medal 2000
Motivational speaker and author
(Ferny Grove student 1990 - 1993)

Shaun Berrigan

Australian Rugby League Team - 5 test matches
State of Origin team member
(Ferny Grove student 1991 - 1995)

​Melina Vidler



Lead role in "800 Words" Network 7 TV Series

(Ferny Grove Student 2006 - 2010)