Dick flies into Loyola Senior High School
Published on: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Iconic Australian businessman Dick Smith was given a rock star’s welcome as he flew into Loyola Senior High School last week.
Mr Smith was flown in by helicopter to the school last Monday to speak at the presentation for the school’s student representative council (SRC).
He shared tales and tips from his legendary business career before being presented with the Sigillum – the school’s highest honour – for his dedication to education.
It was the fifth time in seven years that Mr Smith, and his chopper, had made an appearance for the occasion.
Principal Catherine Larkin said Mr Smith was “a true friend of Loyola”.
“We very much…appreciate the time he gives us,” she said.
“Our students are young men and women of integrity and honesty and they see these same qualities in Dick Smith when he shares his experiences with them.”
SRC presidents Nia Pohahau and Matthew Ward thanked Mr Smith for making the trip to Mount Druitt.
“Dick Smith is such a genuine inspiration to us,” Nia said.
“We are so grateful for the time he spent answering our questions about leadership in the real world.”
Matthew said: “It was such an honour to have Dick Smith present a speech to Loyola students and he made such a spectacular entrance! It was a great day.”