Where are they now?
Chris Hales (2000)
It is good to know that when one needs a rocket scientist to speak to a group of scholars, you can locate one so easily. Chris, who was the guest speaker at the 2011 Scholars presentation, is an astrophysicist, with an impressive record of achievement in spacecraft engineering. He is currently a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy in the School of Physics at The University of Sydney. Chris was one of the alumni "stars" in our cinema advertisement - see top left of this page.
Delta Goodrem (2002)
Delta started school at Hills in Kindergarten. Her interests and achievements were many and varied. She excelled as a sportswoman and naturally pursued the creative and performing arts with dedication and success.
In Year 11 Delta left school to pursue her acting and singing career. The rest, as they say, is history. Delta recently visited Hills for an inspirational talk with the students, which was greatly appreciated.
Jacinta Hocking (1994)
Jacinta is currently Editor in Chief at Ten News. As a reporter with Ten News, she was a regular fill-in presenter and often presented the 11:30am national news. She moved to the Seven Network in 2003 where she reported and presented the late news on occasion. On returning to Ten she presented The Late News, Morning News, and finance for the Early News. Jacinta has been a wonderful Master of Ceremonies at the School’s Presentation Ball over several years.
Robert Ovadia (1990)
Robert studied Communications and French at Macquarie University before embarking on his career in journalism in Wagga Wagga. He then joined Sky News followed by Network Ten in Melbourne in 1998. Robert established himself as one of the network's senior reporters before giving it up for the chance to travel and work overseas. He returned home just before the Sydney Olympics, and has been with the Seven Network ever since; currently working as the network’s crime reporter. Robert also featured in our cinema advertisement (top left of the page).
Joel (1991) and Nash Edgerton (1990)
Joel and his brother Nash were foundation students at Hills, commencing in 1983. Both boys loved to entertain and although Nash started a law degree, his heart was in film stuntwork. After leaving school, Joel attended Nepean Drama School where his stagecraft developed and was recognized by major theatre companies such as Bell Shakespeare and the STC. His first break on television was The Secret Life Of Us, for which he was nominated for an AFI Award in 2001. Joel and Nash both have impressive credentials in the international film world and are founding members of Blue Tongue films.
Chris Sharpe (1999)
Chris is a talented goalkeeper who had an outstanding junior campaign, spending time with two renowned English Premier League Clubs, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers. In 2007 Chris decided to make the move from Europe to the USA to trial for the Colorado Rapids, where he signed a 4 year contract. He also runs the "Core Soccer Academy" in Colorado, training goalkeepers of any age and ability. Chris popped in to the School for a visit on a trip home to Sydney last year.