The current president of the NTH&TOSA is Rick Cazaly (1966-1969)
After leaving NTHS Rick joined the well-established Cazaly family Health & Fitness enterprise and spent several decades promoting healthy lifestyle activities across many industrial and community settings. In 2002 he was recognised for that work with the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal following ’30 years’ service to the Australian community through the Health and Fitness industry’.
Rick’s presidency coincides with the formation of the new Hobart City High School and subsequent integration of the old Ogilvie and NTHS campuses into the new mixed gender school.
This event has brought challenges for the Old Scholars Assn around our name, identity and how we look forward to support the new mixed school without abandoning over a century of tradition and history.
Rick is excited about the opportunities this challenge presents for us oldies in mentoring the current school generation toward building their own alumni while still sharing with the kids why we do what we do, and teaching them who Albert Ogilvie was anyway?, and what didn’t Sir Alan Knight design and build! and all of the other giants who have come before us via both the Ogilvie and New Town and Tech campuses.
Rick is determined our wonderful heritage is handed down to these kids so they can feel positivity for the bricks and mortar that protects them while they are at school but also be connected to the spirit of the tens of thousands who have passed through the school gates before them.
Rick is working with other members of the NTH&TOSA committee to partner with the HCHS association and the former Ogilvie High School community to develop an enduring ‘Friends of the Hobart City High School’ to ensure the strength of our history is carried forward as we continue to Build for the future.