Sheena Dyason

At St Margaret’s 1948-1951   

Sheena’s first contact with the school was when her sister began her secondary education at St Margaret’s in 1947. Sheena followed in 1948 and has been associated with the school as a student, physical education teacher and co-ordinator of sport and physical education for 46 years. Sheena also taught at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School, St Peter’s Lutheran College, Loreto College and All Hallows School earlier in her career.

Whilst studying at University she was an active participant in a variety of sports and represented the University of Queensland in netball and earned a University Blue. She was also chosen in the Australian University team for 3 years. Sheena is a qualified judge and coach in tennis, rhythmic & artistic gymnastics, swimming and lifesaving (still water). After many years of involvement with lifesaving in Queensland, she was honoured with a life membership of the Royal Lifesaving Association.

Sheena has been closely associated with the Queensland Girls Secondary School Sports Association (QGSSA) for 46 years and was always an advocate for fair play and the ideals that make up the QGSSA Code of Behaviour. In recognition of her contribution, the QGSSA Percentage Trophy for Swimming was named the QGSSA Sheena Dyason Cup. She was also honoured to have the State Secondary Schools Lifesaving Trophy named after her.

In 2008, Sheena was given the award of Patron of St Margaret’s for her outstanding contribution to the school. After her retirement, she has helped in collating school Alumni information.

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