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Celebrating the Achievements of our Past Students



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Gallagher, Katy – Duffy Primary School, Melrose High School, Canberra College (formerly Stirling College)

Katy Gallagher

Katy Gallagher was the sixth Chief Minister of the ACT. She was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2001, representing the electorate of Molonglo. While holding the position of Chief Minister, she also served as the Minister for Health, Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Regional Development. She was first elected to the position of Chief Minister in May 2011 after the retirement of Jon Stanhope and was re-elected as Chief Minister after the 2012 ACT Election. Ms Gallagher has previously served as ACT Treasurer, Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support, Minister for Community Services, Minister for Women and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. She resigned as Chief Minister and as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in December 2014 and in November 2015 Katy was elevated to the Federal Labor frontbench, taking up responsibility as Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on State and Territory Relations until the 2016 election. Following the election Katy became Shadow Minister for Small Business and Financial Services and Manager of Opposition Business (Senate). Katy stepped down from her role as Senator in May 2018 and in June 2018 she became a member of the RSPCA Board. Katy stepped down from her role as Senator in May 2018 and in June 2018 she became a member of the RSPCA Board.

To learn more about Senator Katy Gallagher visit her website: www.katygallagher.net.


Gavin, Jonathan – Lake Ginninderra College

Jonathan Gavin is an award winning playwright and writer for television. He collaborated on the writing of the Network Ten series ‘Party Tricks’ and the award winning series ‘Offspring’, and was also script producer of the series. He wrote for the second season of the critically acclaimed drama series ‘Puberty Blues’. Jonathan also wrote the movie ‘Dungoona’ which won the MTV/Optus One80 competition in 2009.

Gretton, Harold – Telopea Park School, Narrabundah College

Harold Gretton is an internationally renowned classical guitarist and composer. He has performed in guitar festivals all over Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. He plays a mixed program of new music, including Australian works, and older classics. Harold has performed as soloist with different orchestras, including the Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the ANU School of Music orchestra. He has won numerous competitions, in Bratislava (2010), Vienna (2007), Cordoba (2007), Coria (2008), Transylvania (2008), Sernancelhe (2008), and Lagonegro (2006). He was awarded second prize in competitions in Tokyo (2008) and Gisborne (2005).