Category: Past Student News

FR Doug Smith msc (RIP) – CPS 1956

Monday, June 18, 2018

Doug Smith msc RIP – CPS 1956  7th June, 2018 Greetings everyone from Coogee! It is with great sadness that I advise you that our dear confrere Doug Smith passed away this morning. Yesterday Chris McPhee, myself, Peter Carroll and Mark Hans visited him after our Council meeting. By this morning he had deteriorated rapidly…. Read More 

Geordie Williamson (CPS 1999) becomes Royal Society’s Youngest Fellow

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

(Photo James Alcock) Congrats to Professor Geordie Williamson (CPS 1999) on the announcement that he will become the youngest living Fellow of the Royal Society (a UK-based scientific and natural philosophy institution founded in 1660). He joins the tradition of other Royal Society Fellows such as Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking and will be… Read More 

Australia Day 2018 Sees Chevalier Past Students Honoured

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Australia Day 2018 Order of Australia Awards included two Chevalier Past Students and Chevalier Round Table Society donors. Congratulations to… Associate Professor Peter Haertsch, (CPS 1961) had already been awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) and has now been made a Member (AM) for significant service to medicine in the field… Read More 

Paul Playoust (RIP) – CPS 1954 – Funeral Details

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jim Herlihy (CPS 1957), Paul Cassidy (CPS 1957), Fr Terry Herbert msc (CPS 1957), David Lyons (CPS 1957) and Br Gerry Burke msc (CPS1953) at Paul’s funeral on Monday. Paul sadly passed away in the evening on Friday 13th November. Many of his old friends were able to visit him in his last days to… Read More 

MSC Brothers’ Tribute – 5th November 2016

Monday, January 23, 2017

During the Back to Chev weekend last year, we unveiled a tribute from the Chevalier Past Students to the MSC Brothers.  Mike Wolf (CPS 1960) has kindly recorded the unveiling and you can view it below. The plaque reads: A tribute from the Chevalier Past Students to the MSC Brothers In Recognition of their contribution… Read More 

KAREN AIKEN (RIP) – Funeral Notice

Monday, August 15, 2016

KAREN AIKEN (RIP) – Class of 1987 The college is saddened to announce that Karen Aiken passed away on Thursday 11th August 2016 after a very long journey with cancer. Karen is known to many – she did some teaching at Chev, was a great contributor to events at the college, friend to many and a… Read More 

Chris Topp (RIP) – Trish Topp’s Eulogy

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Trish Topp has kindly given us permission to publish her beautiful eulogy to her late husband from Chris’ funeral ceremony on Friday 15th July 2016.  Trish wanted us to make note of the fact that it was written to be spoken not read as a text. EULOGY Chris Topp was born in Bowral on 24th April… Read More 

BackToChev 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Back to Chev Reunion Weekend  4-6 November 2016   Friday 4 November 1:45pm Past students golf day – minimum of 4 players needed to proceed. You can book as an individual or in groups of less than 4, either for nine holes or a full round. (Book online here) Evening For the early arrivals on Friday,… Read More 

NIDA dream comes true for Ariadne Sgouros (CPS 2010)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JUST 24 aspiring actors will start their Bachelor of Fine Arts at NIDA in January and Highlands resident Ariadne Sgouros is one of them. The National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney was ranked as the eighth best drama school in the world in 2013 with anywhere from 3000 to 10,000 applications per year…. Read More 

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