Past Students

Graduate Profiles

Jayden Hodges, St Mary’s Graduate, 2010

AchievementsJayden Hodges

  • 2013 NYC Cowboys Player of the Year.
  • 2013 NRL Debut Round 25 vs Cronulla
  • 2013 Best Defender Holden Cup U20’s


  • NRL player for North Queensland Cowboys.

Marita Cheng, St Mary’s Graduate, 2006: 2012 Young Australian of the Year


  • Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science, University of Melbourne / Imperial College London.
  • 2007 Cairns Young Citizen of the Year.
  • Anthill Magazine 30 under 30 Award – one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs under 30.

“St. Mary’s provided a very supportive environment for me to excel academically and develop my interests and skills in many different areas – public speaking, debating, robotics, maths and creatively.  Having met Harvard graduates, Oxford graduates and graduates from the top high schools in Australia, I am convinced that the care and attention I received at St. Mary’s was a key factor in shaping the way I am today.”

Tom Vergotis, St Mary’s Graduate, 2004


  • B.Journalism / B.Business, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Graduated with Double Distinction.


  • WIN Television Cairns and ABC Far North Journalist.
  • Winner of the 2008 QUT Andrew Bennetto Award for best broadcast journalist student.

Carly Waters, St Mary’s Graduate, 2003


  • Bachelor of Journalism – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • Studied Speech – Trinity College of London.


  • Television Journalist, Nine Network.
  • Winner of Best News Story 2009, Best News Report 2008 – Gold Coast Media Awards.
  • Best Feature in Film and Television 2006 – Queensland Multimedia Awards.

“The public speaking and debating opportunities on offer at St Mary’s gave me the taste, desire and confidence to pursue a career in journalism.”

Michael Thwaite, St Mary’s Graduate, 2000

AchievementsMichael Thwaite

  • 2000     St Mary’s Catholic College Sportsman of the Year
  • 2003     U20’s Australian Team FIFA World Youth Championships
  • 2004     Olympic Qualifying Squad
  • 2005     Socceroos International Debut
  • 2005     Squad member Socceroos World Cup Qualifier vs Uruguay


  • 2009 – Present        A League Player with Melbourne, Gold Coast and Perth

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