Germiston High School

Germiston High School

1974: Arnold Paikin
Germiston, South Africa

1974: Beverly Ebertson (now Conradie)

Alberton, South Africa
Beverly married Peter Conradie, and now works at Dinwiddie primary school

1974: Gavin Fuller
Windhoek, Namibia
Has lived in Windhoek for the past ten years.
Financial director for a company in the construction industry.

1974: Ian Marshall
Vancouver, Canada
Ian and his family are now Canadian citizens, and he lectures at a business school.

1974: Ian Ross-Marsh
Roodepoort, South Africa
Export Director for the pharmaceutical company Fresenius Kabi.
Married to Wendy and has two children.

1975: Andre Raath or
Cape Town, South Africa

1975: Andy Hamilton
Meyerton, South Africa
Managing Director, Siemens VAI Metals Services (Pty) Ltd
Phone: 016-362-0300 or 082-806-6879

1975: Bonny Schoonakker
Cape Town, South Africa

1975: Dario Campetti
Roodepoort, South Africa

1975: David Kimber

Cape Town, South Africa
David lives with his wife, Nichola, and children in Cape Town where he works for an IT Services company.

1975: Gary Herselman

1975: Kevin Cox
Boksburg, South Africa
IS Manager, Henkel
Phone: 011-617-2470 or 082-458-3329

1975: Mark Shaw-Taylor
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1975: Stephen Palmer
London, UK
IT Consultant, Project Manager
Phone: +44 (0) 7905-395-730

1975: Wendy Erwin (now Charlton)
Wendy and Barry Charlton have two daghters, Natalie (8) and Paula (5), and moved to Brisbane, Australia in January 1999.

1976: Chris Manolitsis
Athens, Greece

1976: MikePieke

1977: Abe Vos
Germiston, South Africa

1977: Billy Venter
South Africa

1977: Brenda Shunn
Texas, USA

1977: Claire Ryan
South Africa

1977: Craig Ackerman
Scottish Highlands, UK

1977: Daphne Scott (now Sluys)
Bellingham, Washington, USA

1977: Donald Griffiths
Connecticut, USA
Married with two children

1977: Fiona Clitheroe (now Baxter)
South Africa
Fiona lives in Cape Town where she has been since 1989. After matriculating at GHS, she studied at Wits and did a BSc Hons and a teacher's diploma - "inspired by Shirley Myer and Owen Matthews, two of the best teachers ever in my opinion". She taught for nine years during which she completed a MEd degree. She left teaching in 1992 to work for a science education NGO, and from there gradually moved into educational writing. She is now a freelance writer and editor. Fiona is married (for the second time) and has two sons aged 6 and 9. (July 2007)

1977: George Pavlich
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1977: Maureen Forshaw

Scotland (for the past decade)

1977: Michael Fennema
Schiedam, Netherlands (since 1977)
Married with 4 children

1977: Monique Fennema (now Van Der Toorn)

's-Gravenzande (near The Hague), Netherlands
Married with 2 children. Working at Delft University of Technology.

1977: Philip Buiaroni
Verona, Italy
Philip has worked for an airline company as a line maintenance foreman since 1981. Philip (Gian Filippo Buiaroni) spanned the classes of 1976 and 1977, as he repeated Standard 8. He is planning a holiday to SA in December 2007.

1977: Rod Nichols or
Durban, South Africa

1977: Russell Bridger
Randburg, South Africa

1977: Sharon van Wyk (now Botes)

Richmond Hill, Canada

1977: Ceasar Soares
Algarve, Portugal
Ceasar left GHS in 1977, and was at school with Craig Schleen, Gail Ackerman, Guiseppe Ghionzoli, Harris, Perry Dallas, Garth Bond, etc. Ceasar is a Network and IT specialist, did his T4 at Wits Technikon. He is now living in the Algarve, in Portugal.

1978: Basil Lazarides
Germiston, South Africa

1978: David Harris

Live in Toronto, where I work as a consultant. Married to Melanie. We have three boys - Sam, Jonti and Jake.

1978: Debbie Hancock (now Jones)
Randburg, South Africa

1978: Gunther Fleischer
Bavaria, Germany
Gunther attended Colin Mann Primary School, and was involved in rowing and hockey at high school. He left South Africa in the mid-eighties, and spent some time in the UK and Brazil, before moving to Germany where he lives now.

1978: Hannes Oosthuizen

E-mail address available on request from
Dorset, UK
Hannes is a police sergeant in the UK (based in Dorset), but regularly travels to South Africa to see family.

1978: Martin Milner
Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: (011) 317-3888
Martin attended Colin Mann Primary School and Germiston High School. Martin and his wife Nadine have a son Jordan 3 and a half years old (as of May 2008), and were expecting twins in December 2007. Martin hung up his speed skates in 2007, after representing South Africa since 1986. His last international competition was in Germany in 2005. Martin works as a project manager for Nakatomi Corporation.

1978: Mary-Jane Cavanagh (now Stauch)
Perth, Australia
Mary-Jane and family emigrated to Perth in January 2007. She will be celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary in June 2008. They have three children - Chikara (23), Caitlin (21), and Cuan (18) recently matriculated.

1978: Mauricio Barbera
Colorado, USA

1978: Michelle Gainsford (now Denysschen)

Recently relocated to Auckland with her husband, daughter and son.

1978: Sandra Urbani (now Wurts)
Boksburg, South Africa

1979: Adonica Weyers (now Howard-Browne)

Florida, USA

1979: Anton Cornel
California, USA

1979: Bernard Wurdeman
Somerset West, South Africa

1979: Corinne Freinkel (now Ossendryver)
Married with two children. Living in Ramat Gan, and working as an Instructional Designer in Herzliya, Israel. She and her family are coming back to live in South Africa for a few years, arriving late August 2004.
Training Solutions Development,, Phone 09-959-7692

1979: David Fennema
David left South Africa in March 1977, and has lived in the Netherlands ever since.

1979: Fatima Goncalves (now Eliseu)
Now lives in Portugal, and works at Electrolux in the supply chain section. She has two boys, aged 22 and 17 years.

1979: Grant Saffer

Married to Sharyn Katz. Four children: Laurie, Ryan, Brandan, Gabrielle. Living in Melbourne, Australia, since 1987. In private practice as obstetrician / gynaecologist.

1979: Iona Minton (now Millar)

Living in Morningside Sandton. Financial Journalist and Author. 2 Children and Husband. Twin sister (Ailsa) married Donald Holiday in Jan 2001 (can you believe it?) They are living in Hong Kong.

1979: Larry Vogelnest

Moved to Australia in 1979. Now working as a vet in Sydney. Married with two children.

1979: Lynne Jones (now Bluff)
Germiston, South Africa

1979: Martyn Fox
Martyn worked at Mintek in Randburg for a number of years, and now works for Impala Platinum. He lives in Cachet Road, Lambton, Germiston.

1979: Olaf Paulsen
Married with a daughter, now an American citizen. Olaf got married to Cheryl in SA, then 6 years ago emigrated to the USA. He worked for Boeing, but with the recent cut backs, was laid off in December 2002, and is currently a house Dad. He lives in Portland, Oregon (right on the border of Washington state) - a beautiful part of the country, where the temperatures are never extreme in either direction.

1979: Paul Winder
Software Engineer
Cambridge, UK

1979: Steven Paikin

Living in Brisbane with Allyson, son Tyrone and daughter, Daniella. Engineering Consultant.

1980: Colleen Thackwray (now Aldous)
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

1982: Anabela Jordao (now Nascimento)
Anabela Nascimento (nee Jordao) is a psychologist in private practice in Johannesburg. Anabela and Jose have two daughters, Bianca and Simone. After obtaining her doctorate, Anabela spent some time in Canada, where she obtained invaluable experience working with adult survivors of sexual abuse.

1982: Malcolm Chalmers

Married since December 1994, to Janet, and we moved to Germiston in December 2001, having lived in Johannesburg and England. We have no children as yet. Janet is the Assistant Director of Music at St Andrew's School for Girls in Bedfordview, and I am Deputy Headmaster at Kyalami Preparatory School, a four year old Independent School in Midrand.

Gregory Dale
Houston, Texas, USA

Uwe Wischnewski
Randburg, South Africa

Paul Hogwood
Tuggeranong (near Canberra), Australian Capital Territory

Suzanne Price
Left Germiston High School in 1974. Studied at PE Technikon. Self-employed entrepreneur and "tiler and mischievous mosaicist". Lives in Wilderness, Western Cape.

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29 January 2014