Savanah O’Donnell, graduate of SFX in 2019, stepped straight into a professional acting job. Savanah was cast alongside highly experienced and nationally recognised actors for a new Australian play as part of the First Seen season at The Street Theatre, Canberra. The week culminated in a public rehearsed reading that received high praise.

Former SFX student, Brett Robinson travelled to Japan this month and competed in a half marathon event which he won and he also set an Australian record for the half marathon with a time of 59 mins 57 secs. This is the first time any Australian has ever run under 1 hour for that distance. Brett is son of SFX teacher, Tony Robinson who is his number one suppporter and can’t wait to see Brett compete in the Olympics again later this year.


Former SFX student and College Captain (class of 2007), Dr Alexander Rodriguez (son of Mrs Tina Rodriguez, Italian teacher at SFX) recently graduated with his Doctorate Degree from Monash University (July 2019).

His research looked at links between bone and cardiovascular health in our aging population in Australia. Alexander studied Medical Science and says that many of the study lessons and skills learnt whilst at SFX are still put into practice today. He is now studying Medicine at Griffith University with the aim of specialising in Endocrinology.

Congratulations, Alexander!

Maggie Gorham, who completed Year 12 this year, was recently pick number four in the AFL Women’s Draft. Maggie was taken by the GWS Giants in the draft. Teachers at SFX recall her amazing sporting ability which was evident from Year 7.

Congratulations Maggie!

Congratulations to SFX College alumna, Emily Patterson, who was nominated for 2020 ACT Young Australian of the Year. Emily was the driving force behind the 2018 Canberra Hay Runners Ball and Auction. Her aim was to raise much-needed funds for Aussie Helpers, a rural organisation that provides practical support and financial relief to farmers in drought-affected areas. Thanks to Emily’s efforts, $45,000 was donated in a single night.

Corinne Magnocavallo, former SFX student (Class of 2011). “I am so grateful for having had the chance to study Italian at ANU as it has given me incredible opportunities, experiences, and has allowed me to meet amazing people right from in the classroom to the other side of the world.” To read the full article go here.

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