From its origins in 1962 as a high school through to its innovative senior campus model, Cyril Jackson Senior Campus enjoys a rich history and a strong cohort of former students, staff and Board members. Many have gone on to make great contributions across a number of domains including; government, public service, industry and commerce, the Arts, sport and the professions.
The Champions of CJ concept was created around the idea of celebrating these individuals and their achievements and showcasing to the community and our current students how important an education journey can be in shaping your future. CJ prides itself on helping to create unique pathways for its students to succeed and we hope in telling these stories they will inspire and show that everyone’s story is unique and everyone’s pathway is their own.
We aim to grow and strengthen our relationships with the intention the Champions of CJ continue to enrich our community and inspire our students. We hope our Champions will feel pride in sharing their stories with the current CJ student body and create a supporting community of leaders and inspirational figures.
2021 Champion of CJ
Ms Lorraine Hams, PSM
Picture: Left: Milton Butcher, Principal,
Right: Lorraine Hams, 2021 Champion of CJ, 1989-2007 Principal of Cyril Jackson SHS
The inaugural Champion of CJ is former principal, Ms Lorraine Hams, PSM. Ms Hams was the principal at the transition of Cyril Jackson from senior high school to senior campus in the early 1990s. It was Lorraine’s strategic vision, innovative thinking and drive to succeed that led the then government to endorse the transformation. The establishment of the senior campus ‘second chance’ model has enabled students to create a pathway unique to them and study in a mature environment positioning themselves to achieve their goals. So it was a great honour to name Ms Lorraine Hams as the inaugural Champion of CJ.
The Champions of CJ
PSM 1989-2007 Principal Cyril Jackson Senior High School & Senior Campus Lorraine Hams, PSM was raised in the wheatbelt town of Tambellup and studied to
Champion Athlete & Performance & School Psychologist Growing up in outback Australia in a family of eight, Gayelene Clews represented her country in two sports,
Professor Kingsley Dixon
JFLS, ATSE John Curtin Distinguished Professor & Conservation Scientist Professor Kingsley Dixon was born in Perth and raised in a working class family. Growing up
Aboriginal Educator & Community Elder Carol Garlett is a Nyoongar woman born in Beverley, the eldest daughter of Dick and Milly Reidy. Her extensive family
Champion Sportsman & Public Servant Ken was an inaugural student at Cyril Jackson High school in 1962. He has very fond memories of this time
Professor Bruce Robinson
AM MBBS MD FRACP FRCP DTM&H FCCP CitWA FAAHMS Doctor, Medical Scientist & Community Worker Bruce Robinson commenced at Cyril Jackson High School in 1963,