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14 September 2020
This year, we commemorate fifty years of boarding at our Karrinyup campus. Things have certainly changed over that time and what better way to celebrate this milestone than share some of the boarding stories we have gathered. Our stories below have been featured in the ‘St Mary’s Memories’ book published in 2015.
4 June 2020
Old Girl, Courtney Bayliss (Fewster ’07) and her dad were completely new to the meat-processing industry but when an opportunity presented itself, they jumped in boots and all! Read more about their business, Gingin Premium Meats, below. Tell us about your business and how it began. 
1 May 2020
A keen interest in design and construction took Old Girl, Justine Roberts ('95), from architecture and environmental design to property development.
29 April 2020
Capture Images Old Girl, Sharon Smith (’87) is a professional photographer with over 27 years of experience. She has photographed everything from politicians to musicians, sport to family gatherings and everything in between. Learn more about her business, Capture Images, below.
16 April 2020
Lizzy Pepper Marketing Old Girl, Lizzy Pepper ('98), might just have the work-life balance just right with her business in Dunsborough. She took the leap upon returning to Australia and developed her own marketing consultancy to promote local businesses. Learn more about Lizzy and her business below.
3 April 2020
Old Girl and Occupational Therapist, Melissa Woollard (’08), may just have the tools for parents to survive remote learning and the forthcoming holidays whilst we are all practising social distancing and self-isolation. Melissa designs and makes activity boxes, known as Busy Bee Boxes, for children from ages of 4 – 9 years.
28 February 2020
Old Girl, Tessa Laing, from the Class of 2015 developed her business from the garage of her house whilst she was still studying. Tessa Laing Stage Art encompasses puppet, costume, prop and set construction, as well as design and scenic art. Read more about Tessa's business below.
16 December 2019
This year we were thrilled inaugural winner of the Molly Riley RISE Award, Zara Torre (Kuriyan ’99), could share her experiences and advice as the guest speaker at Speech Night. Zara is a law graduate, practising dentist, and has completed a Masters in Public Health with a particular interest in health economics addressing social disadvantage.
5 November 2019
Megan Anderson (’86) worked as a journalist for more than two decades before making a career shift into illustration six years ago. Her love affair with dogs was simmering away in the background, and when she turned her hand to painting, it was canines – and their people – that grabbed her attention.
23 October 2019
Old Girl and former St Mary’s Junior School teacher, Lexi Meeke (’99), developed her business to fill a gap in the market. She was searching for a fitness group that suited her lifestyle but when she couldn’t find it, she developed Fit Chicks WA. Tell us about your business and how it began.