Past Pupils of Distinction

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In 2016, the Kilbreda College Past Pupils’ Network Committee, with the support of the Co-Principals at the time and the College Stewardship Council, introduced a program to recognise Kilbreda women who were making a difference.

The 'Past Pupils of Distinction' program recognises, acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding contributions that Past Pupils have made in the community and ultimately to the lives of others. The program also provides a platform where stories can be shared and current and future students can be inspired by those women who have truly lived the College values of Strength and Kindliness.

The program runs biannually and past pupils are nominated by their peers. A number of inductees are chosen by a selection committee comprised of the College Stewardship Council and chosen in accordance with the following set criteria: have achieved / are achieving outstanding success and excellence in their field/s of endeavour, have made / are making a positive difference in the lives of others and embody the Kilbreda motto of Strength and Kindliness.

Past Pupils of Distinction Honour Roll

Maggie Fitzgibbon OAM
Carol Gaston AM
Laura John
Doctor Bridie Kean
Professor Judith Kinnear
Katrina Leason
Doctor Mayumi Purvis
The Honourable Professor Marilyn Warren AC

Find out more about our eight incredible inductees

Past Pupils of Distinction

2021 Past Pupils of Distinction - Nominations Open!

We are excited to open nominations for the 2021 Program, the third in this biennial program. We are encouraged by the ongoing interest and support created by Past Pupils of Distinction. Nominations close on 14 May 2021 at 3.00pm.

We ask that you seriously consider nominating a past pupil who meets the criteria of achieving excellence in their chosen field, has made a difference in the lives of others and embodies the Kilbreda motto of Strength and Kindliness. Previous nominees may be re-nominated if they have not been inducted. 

The 2021 Kilbreda Past Pupils of Distinction inductees and nominees will be celebrated at a formal dinner to be held on Friday 6 August 2021 at the College.

Should you have any enquiries about Past Pupils of Distinction, please contact Denise Leonard at We look forward to receiving nominations and continuing to celebrate Kilbreda women making a difference. 

2021 Past Pupil of Distinction Nomination Form