People and Places

Old Saints, Claire Ryan and Cindy Uzzell awarded Young Centralian Citizen of the Year 2017

Claire Ryan is the current secretary of the Finke Desert Race Committee, after volunteering for the event from a very young age. Claire is known for being a strong leader of volunteers, and is a key part of what makes the Finke weekend work. In addition, she annually coordinates local charity events, and also volunteers her time to organise the Alice Springs Masters Games.

Claire is well-known for her enthusiastic contribution to the life of Alice Springs.


Cindy Uzzell is a highly active member of the community, contributing as a volunteer, advocate and student leader. Cindy makes significant contributions to numerous local organisations and fundraisers, also formally representing youth within local and Territory government committees. She was selected to attend the Australian National Student Leadership Forum in 2015, invited to Fiji for their Forum Bridging Initiative in 2016.


Tom Scollay debuts for Middlesex v Bangladesh at Lords

Past St Philip’s Captain of Cricket, Tom Scollay, has made his debut for Middlesex County Cricket Team at Lords – the home of cricket. Tom had previously been playing, as captain, for the very successful 2nd 11 – currently leading their competition. Tom was, of course, a most successful Captain of Cricket at the College  leading the 2005 tour of England, making two centuries. He is the first member of the College to play county cricket.

Renate Johnny (2006)

Renate completed Year 12 in parallel with achieving her Certificate 3 in VET Tourism working as a guide at the Alice Springs Desert Park. That traineeship partnership has led to Renate working at the nationally and internationally recognised tourise facility where she gives cultural awareness presentations to large and small groups and more recently has mentored some of the newer staff members.

"I used to be really shy, but giving presentations has given me self-confidence and if visitors ask questions I don't know the answer to. I always try to find out for them," says Renate.

Renate is presently working part-time so she can take care of her young son Harrison.

Danica Kalinic (2008)

Is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Flinders University in Adelaide. She lives on campus which is similar to living in the Boarding House. Danica is also the treasurer of Kurruru Performing Arts, which is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth performing arts companies.
In July last year she was offered a finance cadetship with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Danica plays netball for the Morphettville Roos netball club, and last year they won the B grade finals.

Luke Gardiner (2001)

Congratulations to Luke Gardiner LLB-LP on being admitted to the Bar on 31 July 2007.

The Hon. Justice Dean Mildren presided over the ceremony held in Alice Springs. In attendance were members of Luke’s family and friends and Mr John Glasscock.

Luke studied Law at Flinders University Law Faculty...

Ruth Jebb (1993)

It has been almost fourteen years since I graduated from St Philip’s College in 1993. I currently live in Brisbane and have been working full-time as an Emergency Nurse for eleven years. During this time, I have completed tertiary level postgraduate studies, including a Master of Nursing (Critical Care) and a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Having recently qualified as a Registered Midwife, I am finally enjoying a bit of study free time.

I recently had the opportunity to represent the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a Health Delegate, on a six-month humanitarian aid mission to Lokichokio, Kenya. I worked in a large surgical field hospital, set up by the ICRC to treat those primarily affected by the war in Southern Sudan...

Nic Morgan (1997)

In the early hours of 8 October 2005, a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.6 rocked Northern Pakistan.

Nic, is a Water Quality Specialist engineer with Power and Water in Darwin. He recently spent nine months working for the Red Cross as a Water and Sanitation Engineer as part of...

Barbara Kimber (2000)

Barbara Kimber (Class of 2000) married Thomas Goodwin of Brisbane on the 12 April 2008 at the Telegraph Station. A beautiful day made all the more special by the number of local, interstate and international friends and family who shared the day. The wedding day was completed with a fantastic reception held at Madigans Restaurant at the Desert Park...

Bronwyn Thorogood (1995)

2005 was a big year for Bronwyn.

She got married “to my wonderful husband, Chris”, and completed her BA of Environmental Science in Environmental Rehabilitation.

She’s now working for the...

Tanika Richards (2006)

Congratultions to Tanika Richards on being named 2008 Young Centralian of the Year

Before receiving the award during the Australia Day celebrations at the Alice Springs Town Council, Tanika’s long list of achievements was mentioned...

Bernard Watson (Year 10, 2007)

Bernard Watson came to St Philip’s College as a Grade 7 youngster in 2004. When he joined the College as a boarding student, Bernard went from strength to strength; impressing everyone with his “quiet achiever” attitude to his studies, and living away...

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