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Fikry H. Atalla

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-124128

Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)

Fikry H. Atalla

Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)

——Speaker, I rise to recognise a wonderful member of my community, Mr Fikry Atalla. Mr Atalla, a local Mortdale resident, is a role model for his fellow citizens as his work ethic and dedication to his passions are something to be admired. For around 30 years, Mr Atalla has taught our future generations, starting out at Alexandria Boys High in 1960. He later moved to Birrong Boys High in 1971 as a science teacher and then onto the North Sydney Marist College in 1973. He concluded his long teaching career at Kingsgrove North High School in 1990 as the Senior Science and Physics teacher. Mr Atalla has also been a Justice of the Peace since 1983 providing an essential service to his local community. He also worked for the Egyptian Olympics Team in the 2000 Paralympic Games. Speaker, Mr Atalla exemplifies what it means to be a role model citizen as he has devoted himself to helping others through his teaching skills and commitment to his community. I would like to wish him all the very best and commend him on his actions.