For almost four decades Steve Beverley was a teacher at Shailer Park State High School and helped hundreds, if not thousands, of students over that time before sadly passing away late last month at the age of 66.

Steve Beverley was a foundation member of Shailer Park State High School which first opened on January 29, 1980.  

Mr Beverley was also a Wynnum Redlands Cycling Club foundation member joining the club at 14 in 1970.

Recently diagnosed with an invasive brain cancer, Mr Beverley passed away peacefully early morning on April 23, 2023. His wife Susan and devoted sons Chris, Nick and Tom were all by his side.

A carpenter by trade and hammer in hand, he had just begun renovating the family home and had also purchased a vehicle in preparation for some Aussie road trips.

Mr Beverley started working in the Manual Arts department and was an outstanding teacher, Head of Department and Deputy Principal over the many years he worked at Shailer Park. Later, he took a position of Deputy Principal at Alexandra Hills SHS.

Steve Beverley - Photo by QUEENSLAND CYCLING SCRAPBOOK
Steve Beverley – Photo by QUEENSLAND CYCLING SCRAPBOOK

“Steve was not only an extremely well-respected educator, but also a wonderful human being,” a representative from Shailer Park State High School said.

“Steve cared passionately for both students and staff and would go above and beyond in the support he offered. Steve was a true gentleman and one of the best in education.”

Former Alexandra Hills State High School Principal Gail Armstrong said, “We’re all very sad to have lost our dear Mr Beverley.”

“During so many years as Deputy Principal, Steve made an enormous contribution to the life of our school,” Gail Armstrong said.

“He managed every aspect of the organisation over the years with excellent results but it was his work with staff, students and parents where his persistence and tolerance saw wonderful outcomes.

“How many times did Mr Beverley give a student a second chance, a third chance? The long hours that he devoted to our school meant he could always give his attention to those who needed it.”

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