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
Perkins, Hetti – Melrose Primary SchoolHetti was the curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney for thirteen years. Hetti is best known for her films ‘Bran Nue Dae’ (2010), ‘Radiance’ (1998) and ‘One Night the Moon’ (2001) and in 2010 she created a three-part ABC documentary called ‘Art + Soul’.
Perkins, Rachel – Melrose Primary SchoolRachel is a film and television director, producer, and screenwriter. In 1992 she founded Blackfella Films, a documentary and narrative production company creating distinctive Australian content for television, live theatre, and online platforms, with a particular focus on Indigenous Australian stories. Its productions have included multi-award winning seven-part documentary series ‘First Australians’, television film ‘Mabo’, and TV series ‘Redfern Now’.
Prince, Dr. Sam – Lake Ginninderra College
Dr. Sam Prince is a medical doctor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. While studying medicine, he founded Zambrero, a healthy Mexican food franchise. The humanitarian arm of Zambrero is an initiative called ‘Plate 4 Plate’ where for every plate of food sold at Zambrero, a plate of food is provided to someone in need. Off the success of his rapidly-expanding national Zambrero group, Sam created the Emagine Foundation in 2007 which has built and equipped more than 15 IT learning centres in rural Sri Lanka, ensuring that children in these areas are not prevented by geographical location from accessing the education required to better their lives. Sam established One Disease in 2010, a non-profit organisation to systematically eliminate one disease at a time. Sam is also the founder of Life Letters; building the infrastructure and tools necessary for patients and doctors in the genomic revolution with a growing team involving world leading scientists and entrepreneurs. Sam’s efforts have been recognised with the 2012 ACT Young Australian of the Year Award and the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.