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Alumni and Hall of Champions

College Alumni

School plays an essential part in our formative years, nurturing us, teaching us, shaping us for our futures, and generating lifelong friendships and connections. It forms an integral part of our identity that continues to grow once we graduate. The College is building a vibrant and enthusiastic alumni who connect through reunions, social gatherings, and College special events.

• Foster rich and enduring connections between College staff and former students
• Keeping Irene alive in the hearts of alumni by keeping open lines of communication
• Recognising the contributions and achievements of the alumni to inspire and motivate our current and future students

We are proud of our school and the contribution to the life of the College made by students and staff over many generations.

One way to remain connected with the College and past friends is to be a member of the College Alumni. All past students and staff are automatically members of the College Alumni, but it is important to register your details so that connections and contact can be easily made, especially for reunions and special events.

The College is keen to hear from past students and staff and to be informed about life events such as overseas or interstate travel, tertiary or TAFE graduation, job promotions or career changes, sporting accomplishments, weddings, births or any other exciting adventures you have undertaken since graduating from Irene McCormack Catholic College.

Please complete the Alumni Information Form to register your details or update your contact details. Additionally, please inform the College of any significant achievements or events that you are happy to share with our Alumni community.

Alumni Register

Privacy Collection Notice
Your privacy is of the highest importance to us. Our relationship with you is based on trust and we aim to maintain this. We will use personal information provided by you to us for the following purposes:
• To enable the College to inform you about activities of the College and to keep alumni members informed about other members.
• To promote fundraising activities of the College.
• To celebrate Alumni achievements by publishing details about you through our printed publications, website or social media.

You may seek access to the personal information collected about you by contacting the College Marketing Officer. If you provide personal information to the College about other people, you are advised to inform them of the above matters. Information will not be passed on to third parties for purposes unconnected with the activities Irene McCormack Catholic College or the College Alumni

If you would like further information regarding the College Alumni, please contact the College Marketing Officer.


Hall of Champions

The Irene McCormack Hall of Champions has been established to identify and honour, Alumni members who exhibit high ethical standards and integrity while achieving excellence in their chosen field, profession or personal passion.

These alumni are people who embody the character, integrity, service and faith of Sr Irene McCormack. They demonstrate a level of loyalty, dedication, generosity, leadership, and ambassadorship that advances the vision and mission of our school after graduating from the College.

Our Hall of Champions aims to celebrate significate achievements of members of the College Alumni. Accomplishments may be from any field or endeavour such as sport, the arts, employment, business, philanthropy and community involvement, leadership, politics, or academia.

Additionally, we celebrate Alumni milestones and achievements.

For Hall of Champions’ nominations, please submit a photo and bio to

Keiran Batavia

Class of 2016

I will always look back with a smile when I think about my time at IMCC where I made lifelong friends and created memories to last a lifetime.

IMCC gave me the foundation to excel in my tertiary studies. After four years of studying pharmacy at Curtin University and a year of internship, I am now a registered pharmacist working at Currambine Pharmacy. I was recently honoured at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s WA Excellence Awards as 2023 Intern of the Year (Keiran received this award for showing excellent leadership potential, a willingness to learn and be involved, and an eagerness to bring others along on the journey).

My advice to future students and graduates is to always follow your dreams and work hard to achieve them. Do things you enjoy and always take time to thank people that help you along the way.

Kurt Carrera

Class of 2012

Kurt graduated from the College as a student and completed an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music (Music Artist) Course at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He is now a full-time musician and part-time Assistant Teacher at JETS (Joondalup Entertainers Theatre School). Kurt is an excellent guitarist and loop pedal artist covering styles from hip hop, folk, acoustic soul, pop and rock, and his sound is very much influenced by acts such as John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Kurt has held loop pedal workshops at the College for music students and has also performed at the College’s Soundscape Festival as a guest performer.

Kurt performs at many venues throughout Perth including our wonderful Optus Stadium. As a one-man band, he incorporates a large amount of crowd participation, making audiences become part of the musical experience.

Kurt released his debut EP in 2017. We congratulate Kurt on his continuing success.

Sean Lenihan

Class of 2012

Following a Business Cert IV in Frontline Management at IMCC, Sean went on to complete an electrical apprenticeship. Sean runs several successful businesses in the audio visual consultancy field, designing, installing and operating events. He has returned with his team to IMCC to assist with various performance and awards nights.

Jeremiah Ayalde

Class of 2016

I look fondly back on my formative years at the College and the friends I've made.
IMCC gave me the opportunities to pursue new interests in writing, music and the arts, and supported me in finding my career direction and applications for university study.

After six (long) years at the University of Western Australia, I am currently working as a junior doctor in WA's busy health system. I have published several research articles in the field of mental health and medicine, and play in a pop-rock band with a few other Doc's in my spare time.

My two-cents to future aspirants, in whatever path life takes you: don't forget to breathe!
Find time to do things you love and be sure to say 'cheers' to all the good people in your life.

Stella Donnelly

Class of 2009

Stella was an incredible musical talent at IMCC and regularly performed at school events, and became Arts Prefect in 2009. After graduation, Stella studied Contemporary and Jazz Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In 2014 Stella returned to IMCC as our guest artist at Soundscape to workshop and perform with our students.

Stella’s first EP was released in 2017 and her debut studio almbum in 2019 which was nominated for Breakthrough Artist at the 2019 ARIA Music Awards. 2022 saw the release of her new album Flood and a tour of UK, Europe, North America and Australia.

Ethan Heywood

Class of 2009

Whilst attending IMCC, Ethan’s increasing skill as a cross country athlete brought him great success, and led him to represent both WA and Australia. He was part of the Stirling Swans team from 2005–2012. After graduation Ethan attended the University of WA studying Law and Economics. In 2012 he transferred to Iona University, New York after being offered a full 2/3 year track running scholarship. As a Division 1 College, Iona specialised solely in track and competed in National College Athletics Association (NCAA) track events. He aimed to finish his Economics degree in New York, then return to finish his Law degree.

Ethan’s main events are 1500m (PB 3:50) and 5000m (PB 14:22). Ethan also ran the Perth 12k City to Surf in 2010 finishing 3rd in 37:58. He represented Australia in the 2010 World Cross Country Championships in Poland and 2011 in Spain. Originally from Norwich, England, Ethan also successfully competed in the UK.

Ethan was chosen as the Irene McCormack Catholic College Hall of Fame Inductee for 2011 and continued his involvement with the College, returning as Head Coach of the Middle Distance Athletics team before heading to the US.

Shawn, Jayde, Kieran and Zoe

Zoe Adams
Zoe attended Edith Cowan University via a Uni Prep course, where she studied a Bachelor of Secondary Education, Majoring in English with a Minor in Catholic Education. Zoe’s English Literature teacher, Chelsea Sidaway, wrote to the university to commend Zoe on her efforts in Years 11, expressing her opinion of her passion within the field of English Literature.

Shawn Billam – Class of 2009
Shawn immigrated from the UK in 2007 and completed high school at IMCC on an ATAR pathway. After graduation Shawn studied Exercise, Sport, and Health Science at Edith Cowan University and completed a Diploma of Education. While studying at university, Shawn played professional football for Perth Glory Women's team.

After completing a year of relief work at local schools, Shawn joined the IMCC teaching community in 2015 in the Health and Physical Education Department, undertaking various roles including Soccer Academy Coordinator, Acting Head of Department, Acting Assistant Deputy Principal and most recently, thoroughly enjoying her time as Head of Year 8.

Before retiring from soccer in 2022, Shawn continued to play for Perth Glory until 2019 as well as local NPL side Northern Redbacks/Perth Redstar. She made 75 appearances for Perth Glory and 211 appearances for the Redbacks/Redstar.

While teaching at IMCC, Shawn’s team achieved 2 league grand finals; State League Champions in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 ,2019, 2022; Night Series Winners in 2013, 2015, 2022; State Cup Winners in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022; Top 4 Cup Winners in 2020 & 2022; 3 x Best On Ground in State cup finals; Most Successful Captain in Redbacks/Redstar history and NPL Women's Player of the Year in 2019.

Jayde Harvey – Class of 2011
Jayde graduated from IMCC in 2011, returning the following year to the Physical Education Department as an AFL trainee assisting with camps, carnivals and classes. Jayde went on to study a Bachelor of Sports Science at Edith Cowan University and onto Notre Dame University to complete a Diploma of Education. Jayde is now a valuable member of the Outdoor Education team at IMCC.

Kieran Parkes – Class of 2011
After graduating from IMCC, Kieran went on to study a Bachelor of Arts (Law & Society and Communication & Media Studies) at the University of Western Australia, followed by a Master of International Law and Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education at Notre Dame University. He is currently completing a Master of Education (Leadership & Management).

Kieran returned as a Politics & Law and English teacher at IMCC in 2018, and is currently Head of Year 7 and Golding House. He is very proud that Politics and Law, at IMCC, has been listed in the top scoring schools in the State for two years in a row. Kieran loves working alongside Miss Harvey & Mrs Billam, two people who he attended IMCC with.