The Corpus Christi Alumni was formed in 2013 to maintain links with former students, whose stories, triumphs and challenges bring richness and meaning to the Corpus community.
The alumni aims to:
- Foster lifelong partnerships between former students, parents and the Corpus Christi community
- Create links between graduating students and members of the wider Corpus Christi community who are established in their professions
- Recognise and promote the achievements of former students and inspire our current students
Commencing in 2021, the Corpus Christi Alumni will establish 10-year Class reunions.
I graduated from Corpus Christi in 2013 and commenced a Bachelor of Commerce (Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management)/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney in 2014. Over the course of my tertiary studies, I was fortunate enough to secure employment and undertake university-sponsored placements with a number of institutions.
For example, in my third year of university, as part of a placement unit run by the University of Sydney Business School, I interned at a Chinese law firm in Shanghai. In 2018, through the University of Sydney Law School, I interned for a semester at both Redfern Legal Centre and the Public Defenders.
In addition to university-sponsored placements, I have worked as a Career Leader for the University of Sydney Business School, as a paralegal, and am presently employed at a corporate law firm in Sydney CBD.
I am very grateful to the staff at Corpus Christi for giving me the skills and confidence to pursue the career of my choosing.
In January 2013, I joined the Australian Regular Army as a helicopter pilot and started my military training and studies at ADFA, studying a science degree. In 2015, I transferred into a different officer career stream, putting my third year of study on hold to commence flight training in mid-2015.
I completed Basic Flying Training School in October 2015 and the Intermediate Pilots Course in February 2016, in Tamworth.
I moved to Toowoomba where I completed my Helicopter Qualification Course, being awarded dux. I then commenced my Operational Type Transition onto the Taipan Multi Role Helicopter (MRH90) at the School of Army Aviation in March 2017, completing the course in December 2017, being awarded dux.
In January 2018 I was posted to A Squadron of the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville QLD as an MRH90 line Pilot.
Since I graduated from CCCHS I have been making and releasing music under the rap name DOBBY and drumming/rapping (drapping) in indie band Jackie Brown JR. I also cohost a Hip Hop show on FBi Radio “Sunsets with DOBBY and DIOLA”.
I am an academic tutor at UNSW teaching two courses: ATSI1011 Indigenous Australia and ATSI1012 Aboriginal Sydney.
I am currently composing new classical music, working closely with Ensemble Offspring. And I teach drums at Corpus.
After leaving high school in 2012, I moved to Bathurst to attend Charles Sturt University and complete a Journalism degree. Writing, presenting and storytelling had always been a passion of mine and was something I was able to explore during my years at Corpus Christi.
Whilst studying in Bathurst, I took every opportunity to get real experience in the industry that I could get my hands on. This included interning at Sky News, Nine News in Sydney, WIN News, newspapers and at various radio stations.
One of the most incredible stories was covering the March 2016 Lismore floods. The entire town was inundated with water, with businesses and homes completely destroyed. Despite these hardships, the town rallied and I was proud to report on the resilience and determination of the community as it pulled together to overcome the hardship. The coverage of this event earnt me a Kennedy Award, as Regional Journalist of the year.
Soon after I was approached by Sky News, and was offered a role as a video journalist in Hobart. Before I knew it I was traveling Tasmania and exploring all it had to offer. The 2018 March election in the state was fast approaching, and I worked very closely with both sides of politics to produce and present the stories that mattered to viewers.
Weeks after the election, I was approached by the Tasmanian Government, who offered me a role as a media adviser. I took this opportunity with both hands, and am currently working to support Tasmanian Ministers and the Government in the media space. I find this role extremely rewarding, and know that I would not be where I am today without the support of the teachers and staff at Corpus Christi Catholic High School. During my time at the school, I learnt invaluable leadership skills, found my independence, was taught to believe in myself and taught the value of hard work. These are lessons I have taken with me on my journey, and will continue to guide me throughout the next phase of my life.
Past students are encouraged to join the Alumni Facebook Group using the following link.