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from SACOBU Chris Hickey is married to Sue and they have two children, 1997Martin Buckingham recently made his debut Maddison aged 3 and Sarah aged 5. Chris owns three as a Principal with Opera Australia, singing physiotherapy practices and a pilates studio in Sutherland the tenor lead role of Rudolfo in La Boheme at The Sydney Shire. Chris is a past Team Physiotherapist for the Cronulla Opera House. Martin covered the role in July 2011, and Sharks NRL team and the Australian Olympic Snowboarding sang it in his own right in October 2011. In between, Martin Team. Chris tells us that he still manages to surf three to four is touring Queensland, NT and WA singing the tenor lead in times a week dependent on the swell! La Traviata. After leaving school, Martin obtained a degree Stuart Pennington writes from London – ‘I can’t believe it’s 20 in Music Performance from AIM, and a Master's from Charles years since I left Aloys. Apologies for being unable to attend Sturt University. He has studied music education and opera at the Sydney Conservatorium, and appeared in productions Class of 1991 Reunion. Living in London, married no kids. Working for ARUP Civil Engineer (Geo-Technical). Thinner than by many semi-professional musical and opera companies, including the Joan of Arc Oratorio for WYD in Sydney. Last I used to be! Might be 37 but still feel 25. Have a Great year Martin travelled to Germany to further his language Reunion!’ studies. Martin was asked to join the Opera Australia Chorus 1992at Oxford University. He is leading a team elevation to ‘principal’ in early 2011, follows 18 months ofas a full-time tenured member in early 2009. His recent PhD is a neuroscientistDr Stephen Hicks developing a pair of computerised glasses designed to increasing minor cover roles, and minor principal parts. improve the sight and quality of life of people who are seriously visually impaired. The glasses use smartphone technology to Past Staff News present an enhanced view of the world right into the lenses themselves. Stephen received worldwide interest following an Mrs Rosemary Flannery DCSS (SAC Staff 1980 – 1995 and exhibition of the technology at the Royal Society in London in Past Parent) was recently honoured with a Papal Knighthood. 2011. Clinical trials have just started and Stephen hopes to Awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of St Sylvester by have these glasses available in 2014. One can follow their the Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney, George Cardinal Pell, Mrs development at: www.smart-specs.com Flannery was recognised for her tireless volunteer efforts in St Mary’s Parish, North Sydney. Rosemary was nominated for the Dr Tim Stephens has recently published his second book The honour by the Parish Priest of St Mary’s, Rev Fr A V Smith SJ International Law of the Sea (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 516 (SAC Staff 1985 – 2003) who of course was her boss when pages, 2010) and has been appointed Director of the Sydney she worked at the College and he was the Headmaster. Centre of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Mr Greg Foley (SAC Staff 1975 – 1988) was recently Sydney. holidaying in Vale, Colorado with his wife Beverly. He bumped 1993celebrated the birth of their second son, he had seen a few other Aloysians in the ski town that week. who remarked thatAndrew ‘Gaspo’ Martin (SAC 1987)into and his wife Fiona have recentlyJeremy Martin Nicholas (4 June 2011), younger brother of Sophia (5 years) Greg and Gaspo decided to organise an impromptu Aloysian and Zachary (22 months). Jeremy is the Treasurer Manager of Reunion and soon Facebook and the internet was abuzz with Westfield Holdings and is happy to assist students interested the news of the Reunion. In attendance were Greg Foley, in a career in finance. He holds an Economics Degree (Hons) Michael Taylor (SAC 1985 and SAC Staff 2004 – Present), from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Finance) from Mark Wilkinson (SAC 1980), Andrew ‘Gaspo’ Martin and UNSW. Tim Mazaraki (SAC 1986). Greg and Beverly live in Huston, David Elton was recently appointed Principal Trumpeter in The Texas the other Old Boys all reside in Sydney and were on Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He was formerly a member of holiday in the US at the time of the get together. the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. 1995especially the Class of 1995 that after a career wrote to let the Aloysian Family andLancelot Yu in Human Resources, it was time to pursue a lifelong dream to become a High School Teacher. Lancelot was lucky enough to do his practical teaching back at St Aloysius’ in 2009. “I was supervised by Mr Michael Rogan and teach some of the Year 7 Geography (now Year 10 in 2012), Year 9 Commerce (now Year 12 in 2012) and Year 11 Economics class (now Class of 2010) for some lessons. I enjoyed my time coming back to Aloys and the fantastic collegial staff environment that exists here. After finishing my Masters of Teaching, I am now a HSIE teacher at Stromlo High School in Canberra. Stromlo High is a government co-education school located in South-western Canberra that teaches from Year 6 - 10. Left to right, Michael Taylor, Andrew ‘Gaspo’ Martin, Tim Mazaraki, Hopefully I can implant some of the Jesuit philosophy that I Greg Foley and Mark Wilkinson at the ‘impromptu’ Vale Aloysian have learnt into my teaching pedagogy.” Reunion. St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 72


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